Shia LaBeouf Still Plagiarizing Apologies

And other stuff, too, allegedly
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2013 10:47 AM CST
Shia LaBeouf Still Plagiarizing Apologies
Actor Shia LaBeouf poses at the photo call of the film 'The Company You Keep' at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Shia LaBeouf is either engaging in some sort of grand "performance art" experiment, or he has a disorder that causes him to rampantly plagiarize. The latest incidents, pointed out by Jesse David Fox on Vulture, are two more apologies LaBeouf tweeted (one yesterday and one the day before), apparently related to the original plagiarism scandal in which he's currently embroiled. Both of these latest apologies, though, were also copied—word for word and even, Fox writes, "hashtag for hashtag"—from other apologies.

The two latest plagiarized apologies are from Celebrity Big Brother star Jade Goody and porn star Mr. Marcus. But they're not the only recent plagiarisms from Mr. LaBeouf: Last week, Perez Hilton pointed out that the actor had also "apologized" using the words of Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer, Russell Crowe, the Nelson Mandela funeral interpreter, the CEO of BP, Alec Baldwin, Shepard Fairey, and Mark Zuckerberg. And before that, Defamer pointed out he'd also cribbed apologies from Kanye West and Robert McNamara. That website and BuzzFeed also rounded up many, many other instances in which LaBeouf appears to have plagiarized, so the documentary about all this trolling is sure to be coming soon. (More Shia LaBeouf stories.)

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