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Shia LaBeouf came under heavy fire for plagiarizing his directorial debut in 2012. When he publicly apologized to the original artist, Dan Clowes, people discovered that Shia’s apology was itself plagiarized verbatim off a Yahoo Answers post from 2010.

A Brief History of Shia LaBeouf Copying the Work of Others

History tends to repeat itself, but actor Shia LaBeouf tends to repeat others: Even his apologies for plagiarism are plagiarized. The former Disney star claims that this is all a piece of performance art (sound familiar?), but that seems suspiciously meta.

Here are 14 times when LaBeouf has blatantly ripped someone off:

1. LaBeouf plagiarized an apology to Alec Baldwin

In February 2013, LaBeouf abruptly quit what would have been his first Broadway show, Orphans, due to “creative differences” (that is, he couldn’t get along with Alec Baldwin, according to reports). LaBeouf decided that the best way to explain his departure would be to tweet out a photo of his email apology to the cast and Baldwin by name. Unfortunately, parts of … Continue Reading (5 minute read)

10 thoughts on “Shia LaBeouf came under heavy fire for plagiarizing his directorial debut in 2012. When he publicly apologized to the original artist, Dan Clowes, people discovered that Shia’s apology was itself plagiarized verbatim off a Yahoo Answers post from 2010.”

  1. gratefulphish420

    “My bad-I swear that was at least original.”

  2. 3lirex

    from the article here’s what i think, he was genuinely caught plagiarising that comic book artists work for his short film.

    then, to half cover it up, half make the most out of it, he turned it into a publicity stunt by obviously intentionally “plagiarising” other works/quotes etc to get media attention and pretend it was always his intention to plagiarise as a form of “”art””

  3. Strict-Aardvark-5522

    And the domestic abuse of FKA twigs

  4. bumjiggy

    he’s not one to shia way from controversy

  5. StereoSodaTexas

    As a side note, he also plagiarized a comic book too.

  6. catching_signals

    Yeah, I remember that. And then he opened that “art” installation where he wore a bag over his head and cried for people. Always thought he was probably a narcissist. Privately an asshole but always tries to gain sympathy from people publicly.

  7. 19Highlander94

    Weird a lot of the comments on here are glorifying the guy when just last month he was accused of (and partially admitted to) some pretty horrendous abuse.

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