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Shia LaBeouf admits he seriously messed up in plagiarism spat

2013-12-18 19:00
Shia LaBeouf
Los Angeles - Shia LaBeouf has been caught with his pants down since it became apparent that his new short film, HowardCantour.com is based word-for-word on a comic Justin M. Damiano by artist Daniel Clowes.

Both stories revolve around a film critic and much of the dialogue in the film is the exact same dialogue from the comic, like this short snippet:

According to Buzzfeed, Clowe's publisher at Fantagraphics called it "shameless theft," with Clowes telling the website that he "can't actually imagine what was going through [LaBeouf's] mind."

Twitter apology

Nowhere does LaBeouf credit Clowes, but the Transformers star has acknowledged his mistake with a Twitter apology on Monday, although Buzzfeed believes his apology sounds similar to a Yahoo! Answers post responding to whether or not Picasso 'stole' his work.
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