Shia LaBeouf has a plagiarism problem. Well, he doesn’t seem to think it’s much of a problem, but the artistic community does. Most notably, LaBeouf got busted for ripping off graphic novelist Daniel Clowes after a short film he made bore an uncanny resemblance to one of Clowes’ works. His apology tweets to Clowes were reportedly ripped off as well.
A Clowes representative recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to LaBeouf’s lawyer accusing LaBeouf of further plagiarism and “improper and outlandish conduct directed at Mr. Clowes and his works.” For his fans’ reading pleasure, LaBeouf posted the letter on Twitter:
Apparently, that letter was the last straw for LaBeouf, who tweeted this early this morning:
Say it ain’t so!
He’ll certainly be missed. Not by us, but there’s gotta be somebody out there who’ll miss him … right?
Hey, found one!
The Shia LaBeouf Fan Club is a lonely, lonely place.