Shia LaBeouf has announced on his official Twitter account on Friday that he is retiring from public life in its entirety.
Just last month, Shia apologized publicly for plagiarizing his directorial debut “HowardCantour.com”. The comic came from an artist by the name of Daniel Clowes, but apparently Shia was keen on taking credit for the works. Later, he apologized on Twitter and was said to have “borrowed” the apologies, as well. Is there anything original about this guy?!?
Just recently, Shia hired a skywriter to fly a banner over Los Angeles that said, “I am sorry Daniel Clowes”. This was despite the fact that Daniel lives in the San Francisco area and not L.A. On Wednesday, Shia posted a cease and desist letter from Daniel’s attorneys with the message “Your client is seriously out of control.”
Shia took to his Twitter account on Friday to say, “In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life. My love goes out to those who have supported me. #stopcreating. #Whatever.”
What do you think of all of this mess? Was Shia really trying to steal from that guy or was he just being careless and not thinking with property that didn’t belong to him? Either way, he is apparently done with the spotlight, so he won’t have the opportunity to plagiarize anyone else. Thoughts?