Shia LaBeouf is doing all he can to prove that he truly regrets plagiazising cartoonist Dan Clowes work on his critically acclaimed – but eventually disgraced -- short film “Howard Cantour.com.”
After apologizing profusely on social media for carbon copying Clowes’ content without permission, he cranked it up a notch New Year’s Day by having an apology message written on the sky in Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old Hollywood actor posted a photo of his apology on Twitter with the cryptic message: “CLOUD: - vapor floating in the atmosphere - remote servers used to SHARE DATA - to make LESS CLEAR or TRANSPARENT.”
CLOUD: - vapor floating in the atmosphere - remote servers used to SHARE DATA - to make LESS CLEAR or TRANSPARENT pic.twitter.com/jw9JlEi791— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 1, 2014
Whether this latest attempt at expressing his contrition would work or not remains to be seen. That’s because the last time he tried something like this, it didn’t work. In fact, it backfired, as it was claimed that he had copied his apology messages too from someone else’s entry on Yahoo! Answer.
Upon closer scrutiny of his work, it was found that the “Transformers” series star’s comic books “Let’s Fucking Party” and “Stale N Mate” could also have partially copied content from unaccredited sources.
Given his track record with plagiarizing, even this over the top apology needs to be vetted thoroughly to ensure he didn’t pick up the idea from Google. After all, when it comes to the honorable Mr. LaBeouf, nothing can be discounted.
Our advice to him; if there is such a thing as Plagiarism Rehab, go check yourself in there.