Shia LaBeouf Announces Retirement ‘From Public Life’ Via Twitter

Shia LaBeouf Announces Retirement 'From Public Life' Via Twitter

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The “Nymphomaniac” star tweets “#stopcreating” just weeks after he was caught plagiarizing material written by Daniel Clowes

In light of recent attacks against Shia LaBeouf‘s “artistic integrity,” the actor has announced retirement from “all public life.”

What does that mean, you ask? Who knows.

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LaBeouf's reps have yet to respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment, so here's his announcement:

https://twitter.com/thecampaignbook/status/421577992734015488

Also read: Shia LaBeouf's Peers Are Turning Against Him

LaBeouf's “artistic” troubles began in December when it was revealed that he had plagiarized his short-film, “HowardCantour.com,” from 2007 comic “Justin M. Damiano”  by “Ghost World” creator Daniel Clowes.

The former Disney star admitted he “f–ked up” in an apology and said he hoped to work out a deal with Clowes for proper accreditation, but he became the subject of even more scrutiny when someone realized a portion of his apology may have been lifted from a post on Yahoo! Answers.

Since then, LaBeouf has been regularly tweeting plagiarized apologies, and then got a little creative when he apologized to Clowes through letters in the sky.

Most recently, the 27-year-old — who will next be seen in Lars von Trier's sex addiction drama “Nymphomaniac” — posted a cease-and-desist letter from Clowes’ attorney on Twitter.

“Brian, your client is seriously out of control,” the letter addressed to LaBeouf's lawyer, Brian Wolf, read. “He must stop his improper and outlandish directed at Mr. Clowes, and your client must take all necessary and appropriate steps to redress his wrongs.”

Maybe his retirement from public life is the first step.

  • eastdallasalice

    He should have never admitted it like others in the biz. This goes on all the time in Hollywood and usually the “little guy who created” gets the shaft over big x lawyers.

  • Jimmy

    The public says, “Don't let the door hit you on the way out.”

  • jp

    he is a joke

  • Jim

    Justin Bieber is pissed!

    “That was my publicity stun—ideal!”

  • SkipB

    Shia LaBeouf is to acting, is what Chris Brown is to Rhianna's face.

  • disqus_fM4XuKPdTq

    Another looney actor…on to the next story….