Wednesday January 8, 2014 6:40 am
Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizes Daniel Clowes… Again
Is there an end to Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism madness?
Although the Nymphomaniac star has since plagiarized others' apologies and shelled out for a skywritten apology directed towards Daniel Clowes - the comic book writer/artist whose novel Justin M. Damiano was the very obvious basis of LaBeouf's short HowardCantour.com - he has now prompted Clowes' lawyer to send him a cease and desist letter over a particular Twitter post which was copied from another of Clowes' works. The photo in question (seen above) is a storyboard he has presumably written to which he captioned, "Story board for my next short "Daniel Boring" Its like Fassbinder meets half-baked Nabokov on Gilligan's Island [sic]." The problem is that David Boring is already a graphic novel put out by Clowes (in 2000!), of which he had previously described in the same way Shia did in his caption.
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Shia later tastefully tweeted photos of the cease and desist letter from Clowes' lawyer, in which he calls the 27-year-old "seriously out of control."
In the photo of Shia's supposed storyboard, images of comedian Patton Oswalt and Seth Rogen are seen underneath it, which are likely due to the fact that the two have been outspoken against Shia's plagiarzing. Oswalt has gone so far as to write, "Dear Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook): If you're gonna be that dumb, delusional AND boring when you speak, just go ahead and plagiarize [sic]," which Shia retweeted on his own page.
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