Shia LaBeouf is “retiring” from public life.
The star has come under fire since seemingly plagiarizing graphic novelist Daniel Clowe’s comic Justin M. Damiano with his short film HowardCantour.com.
He reacted by apologizing on Twitter, but buzzfeed.com claimed these message very closely resembled some previously posted by a user on Yahoo! Answers.
Now it seems Shia wants to step out of the limelight for good.
“In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,” he wrote on Twitter.
“My love goes out to those who have supported me.
The 27-year-old is thought to have followed up his Twitter apology to Daniel with a message of remorse written in the sky.
According to Variety, an apology blew across the Los Angeles sky on Wednesday that was allegedly commissioned by the actor.
However, he then wrote on Twitter about skywriting, which seemed to be lifted from a very similar tweet by rapper Gucci Mane from September 2013.
“Im addicted to lean & that sh*t ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse 4 skywriting (sic),” Shia posted.
He also upset Girls star Lena Dunham by copying one of her messages.
“Vaguely recognized Shia Labeouf’s latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE!” she wrote.
“I’ve always felt, utterly and unchangeably, that only sociopaths hire skywriters. (sic)”
Writer Daniel addressed the controversy earlier this month.
“I’ve never even seen one of his films that I can recall – and I was shocked, to say the least, when I saw that he took the script and even many of the visuals from a very personal story I did six or seven years ago and passed it off as his own work,” the novelist told BuzzFeed.
“I actually can’t imagine what was going through his mind.”
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