At Last, an Original LaBeouf Apology ... Via Skywriting

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2014 9:21 AM CST
At Last, an Original LaBeouf Apology ... Via Skywriting
Actor Shia LaBeouf during a photo call for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Shia LaBeouf's apology tour has taken to the skies. Yesterday, the actor commissioned a skywriter to write "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" in the skies over Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which has a photo. Clowes is the graphic novelist whose comic LaBeouf is accused of plagiarizing. Most of LaBeouf's previous apologies to Clowes were also plagiarized, but this one appears to use LaBeouf's own words, the Reporter notes. On New Year's Eve, LaBeouf addressed the plagiarized apologies on Twitter, starting off by tweeting, "2014 Resolution - I need to work on being a less controversial tweeter."

He then wrote: "I am sorry for all the plagiarized tweets, they all were unintelligent, ambiguous and needlessly hurtful. ... You have my apologies for offending you for thinking I was being serious instead of accurately realizing I was mocking you." But, uh, all three of those New Year's Eve tweets were also lifted from others' words, Celebitchy notes. Then, in case we weren't all confused enough, LaBeouf tweeted today: "I am not a biter. I'm a writer for myself and others. I steal some plot points & dialogue. I'm only big'n up my brother." (More Shia LaBeouf stories.)

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