Shia LaBeouf: ‘You have my apologies for offending you, I was mocking you’

Shia LaBeouf

Ugh, Shia LaBeouf. I wanted to reuse my favorite photo of him from a few years ago because I’m so tired of seeing him run errands in combat fatigues and a Bud Light shirt. Yes, I have a favorite photo of Shia — as weird as that sounds. This picture is GOLD.

I hope you enjoyed that banana, for we must rejoin the topic of Shia’s habitual plagiarism. To briefly recap, it’s been almost a year since Shia ripped off Esquire’s “How to be a Man” essay during an apology to Alec Baldwin. Then Shia made a short film that plagiarized cartoonist Daniel Clowes (of Ghost World fame). He proceeded to apologize to Clowes with a plagiarized apology straight off Yahoo! answers.

Here’s where things get murky. People were calling Shia out like crazy, and then he went and plagiarized a bunch of other people’s apologizes. CB did a very patient and through job of recapping all of the new instances of Shia shamelessly cribbing other people’s words. What a convoluted mess he’s woven! CB asked whether or not Shia was trolling or serious, and I think the answer is “both.” I believe Shia was serious when he first started plagiarizing apologies. Then he saw that everyone figured out his little secret, so he decided to be really outrageous. Now he thinks he can call all of us out for “falling for it.” Really. Check this crap out — he is still plagiarizing everything:

[From Erick Erickson -]

[From Toronto Mayor Rob Ford]

[From Blake Shelton]

[From Lars Von Trier]

Shia stole words from Lars Von Trier, and he’s appearing soon in Von Trier’s N*mphomaniac. Get it? Now comes the latest instance of Shia’s douchebaggery. He apologized once again to Daniel Clowes by buying a 5-mile long message with the WorldWideSkyAds company (who confirms on their Twitter account that Shia placed the ad). Here’s a picture of the ad, but it probably isn’t a sincere apology. As FilmDrunk points out, Daniel Clowes lives in Oakland. Shia ran the ad over Hollywood instead, so everyone else could see what a great guy he is. I don’t think he stole these words from anyone else, but I could be wrong.

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Photos courtesy of @Worldwideskyads on Twitter, Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Sullivan says:

    He gives good gossip. For me, he’s like Alec Baldwin, Aniston&Thereoux, Julia Roberts, and, well, others whose names escape me at the moment. Their posts usually amuse me, albeit at their expense.

  2. QQ says:

    What a rancid douchebag, him Michael Pitt and Emile Hirsh can go with their deeply profound asses into a comprehensive shower and probably detox

  3. Frenchie says:

    His PR person must on some serious anxiolytics…

  4. smee says:

    If only he was as clever as he thinks he is……..

  5. Samtha says:

    I hope he’s sued for a crap-ton of money by Clowes.

  6. eliza says:

    Why is this creep even in movies? He is a horrible actor, an ugly piece of work both inside and out and has the sex appeal of a dying lizard, wasting away in the Arizona sun. I will be grateful when his undeserved 15min. are up.

  7. Tammy says:

    News flash: he’s not sorry at all………………………………

  8. Tiffany says:

    You know something is wrong with you if you are plagiarising apologies. I’m sorry. I am sincerely sorry. My apologies. How hard is that. I really have no patience for pueso intellectuals.

  9. littlestar says:

    I don’t understand why he would do something like this… ???

  10. MollyB says:

    How does skywriting work? This has nothing to do woth Shia, I’m just curious. Off to google!

  11. mytbean says:

    His apologies and sky writing are all intended to dramatically mock people’s reactions to his actions. If he were a tween it would be equivalent to a giant eye roll and “whatever”… basically. It’s his way of saying how little he really gives a sh!t and how he feels that the general public is moronic.

    I agree to some degree and even find a smidge of humor in his over-the-top expression of IDGAF … but he’s just so flippant and pissy. It’s almost like Yeezus and Beiber had a love child.

    • Stoner says:

      I think it reads more PeeWee Herman-esque – “I MEANT TO DO THAT!”

      I’m inclined to believe that anyone who is truly enjoying mocking their audience wouldn’t be so adamantly insistent about their intentions; they would just continue to feed the beast.

  12. Alina says:

    or maybe this boy has just an odd humour and people don´t understand the jokes behind his texts.
    Maybe he should use smilies. That´s what my friends once told me to do because i often write funny and sarcastic messages. Caused some problems in the past.

  13. MyHiddles says:

    Dick move. Hope he goes to Brazilian jail.

  14. Lou says:

    Any creative person should know that plagiarising the ideas of others is the lowest of the low. Shia is scum. He’s not creative enough on this own and has to steal from others. What a horrible little dbag.

  15. Tara says:

    It’s so hard to understand how this guy was ever a thing… Any thing at all.

  16. Nroth Wset says:

    So that was fun…Now back to work.

  17. junegorilla says:

    He needs to apologize for Wall Street 2 by mailing me a check for $