Shia LaBeouf is a total dickwad. He is pretentious, cocky, arrogant, and has the temper of a crotchety old man with a drinking problem. For some reason, the guy who became famous playing a nerdy boy with terrible hair on the Disney channel, and has grown into a nerdy man with terrible hair, thinks he is now too smart and talented for most of the rest of the world’s population.
Except that he is not. He is simply a tool who has starred in mediocre films with his mediocre talent, and has managed to become almost as unlikeable as fellow assholes Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. And now he has shown he is also totally stupid by ripping off someone else’s work and trying to pass it off as his own. But it’s his pathetic attempt at an apology that really seals the deal that LaBeouf is a total joke of a human being.
In his latest attempt to show the world how fucking cultural and creative he is, Shia LaBeouf released a short film he wrote and directed called HowardCantour.com. He had screened it last year at Cannes, but only publicly showed the world it now. And quickly after it was posted, a ton of people watching it had that creepy deja vu feeling, and went “Why does this seem so familiar?”
Oh, maybe because LaBeouf basically made a real life version of graphic novelist Daniel Clowes’ comic, Justin M. Damanio. Which isn’t terrible in and of itself, people turn books into films all the time. However, those people usually credit the actual creator of the work and fully disclose they are simply altering someone else’s shit. But pube-face Shia did none of that and instead try to play it off like the entire thing was born from his lice infested head. And bitch was caught! Which was to be expected since he basically did a 4th grade level copy + paste job.
Even when he was called out on his shit, Shia couldn’t man up and just say “Ya caught me! I am a total fucking copycat!” He did try and shit out a wordy apology though, making sure he came off uber intelligent and philosophical. So while annoying, at least he did say sorry and credited Clowes.
“Copying isn’t particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work. In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation. Im embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration. I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it. I deeply regret the manner in which these events have unfolded and want @danielclowes to know that I have a great respect for his work.”
But then the Internet Detectives went to work and pulled up an “Ask Yahoo” question about plagiarizing, and noticed that one of the answers from a lovely lady named Lili sounded an awful lot like LaBeouf’s apology.
“Merely copying isn’t particularly creative work, though it’s useful as training and practice. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work, and it may even revolutionalize the “stolen” concept.”
God damn, Shia. It is obvious your ass never went to college because your “borrowing” skills from shit you find on the internet is fucking terrible. Everyone knows you have to use a damn thesaurus and change up words and phrasing. Fuck man.
LaBeouf’s blatant half assed apology courtesy of searching “How to apologize for blatantly stealing and sound like you give a shit?” just shows how much of a dick he really truly is. How do you get caught red handed plagiarizing and then do it again two seconds later?! Did Shia really think that the tons of people sitting at home at their computers who hate his ass wouldn’t figure it out?
After getting bombarded with a ton of “Are you fucking kidding me?”s from around the world, there was only one thing left for Shia to say.
I fucked up.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 17, 2013
That line could basically sum up LaBeouf’s life and actions for the last few years.