Wow. Where to begin? Okay. So. Shia LaBeouf posted a short film online yesterday aimed as a take-down of his critics. He had allegedly written and directed the short about a self-important online film critic and those he interacts with. However, the short was barely up before online critics noticed the concept, characters, and word-for-word dialogue were directly lifted from the Daniel Clowes 2007 comic “Justin M. Damiano.”
After being outed by the very people he was mad at for not enjoying Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, LaBeouf did the right thing by apologizing via Twitter.
Bleeding Cool stepped in to prove they have a better understanding of Google than LaBeouf by pointing out that his apology was also plagiarized. This time from a random Yahoo Answers user over four years ago.