Shia LaBeouf’s Sticky Fingers Keep Adhering To Other People’s Words

Shia LaBeouf's Sticky Fingers Keep Adhering To Other People's Words

After his last spectacular round of stealsies, where he stole someone’s comic and made a film out of it, and then stole his apology about it and then we found out he’d done the apology-stealing before as well, we stopped paying attention to Shia LaBeouf, mainly on account of how he is Shia LaBeouf. We really shouldn’t have looked away, though, because now Shia LaBeouf is basically Rand Paul, and everyone is going to run his stuff through a plagiarism-o-meter every time he says anything at this point.

Defamer’s got the most comprehensive current list, but we expect that sucker to keep growing and growing. At this point, he’s stoled so many apologies in his quest to tell us he’s really really sorry about having stoled Daniel Clowes’ comic that everyone on the internet is basically wondering if this is some sort of meta commentary performance art kinda thing. There is no way in hell that we are going to attribute that level of self-awareness and creativity to the slicked-back-greasemare that is Shia LaBeouf.

Wednesday’s apologies included a string of tweets that were just stone cold burglaries from Kanye West, Tiger Woods, and Robert McNamara. Shia must have had to dig down a little deeper in the internet than his normal well-trodden paths to find McNamara. Are we thinking his google search is pretty much just “famous people apologies” at this point? Is he on to the third page of results yet, do you think?

Apparently LaBeouf hadn’t reached his weekly quota of thievery on Wednesday, so on Thursday he decided to go big and steal Shepard Fairey’s apology from back when Shepard stoled his famous Bamz piece. See?! So meta. He steals an apology about stealing that was an apology for stealing. Also too on Thursday, Shia got pickpockety with a Mark Zuckerberg apology from waaaayyyy back in 2006. Quick, famous people! Fuck some more stuff up and be sorry so that Shia has something more to steal!!

And lest you think that this string of robberies is just limited to the words of the famous, turns out that Shia burgled the contents of his “About” page on his little creative vanity project, The Campaign Book, from a smallish little creative store called PictureBox.

Is there some sort of famous person intervention 12-step program he can attend for this problem? Nah, nevermind. He’d probably just come out of it with a new book he was calling Shia’s Big Book that he wrote during his darkest hours in rehab, and then we’d have to start all of this nonsense again.

[Defamer/The Film Stage/The Dishmaster/The Wire/The Comics Journal]

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