At Last, an Original LaBeouf Apology ... Via Skywriting
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2014 9:21 AM CST
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)

(Newser) – 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."

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Jan 3, 2014 6:32 AM CST
Too bad he didn't steal from Sleepy LaBeef
Jan 2, 2014 9:23 PM CST
Shia, come on now sit your weird ass down somewhere, you've become weirder and weirder lately, making you a former shell of yourself, acting as if no one knows what the nude body of an individual looks like and what an honor it would be to see you in the nude, sending out tapes of your personal sex life as if people are standing in line for that. Take the meds and lets stop all of this crap and get back to real acting or retire and keep quiet alright buddy? There's a good lad!
Jan 2, 2014 5:48 PM CST
Every great artist is a great thief. But great thieves are good at disguising their thievery. Ergo, The Beef fails. But I'm sure he is well aware of that fact.