Posted: 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
By Carson Blackwelder
This whole Shia LaBeouf drama is getting completely out of hand.
After plagiarizing artist Daniel Clowes in his short-film directorial debut, HowardCantour.com, the former Even Stevens star took to Twitter to apologize (and plagiarize again) before hiring a skywriter to pen his regret in the Los Angeles sky. But now, after feeling as though he’s been attacked, Shia is stepping out of the spotlight.
“In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,” Shia tweeted on January 10. “My love goes out to those who have supported me.”
This debacle has only perpetuated the situation, and the Transformer star became the butt of Jim Carrey’s latest zinger. While presenting the award for Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical at Sunday night’s 2014 Golden Globe Awards, Jim decided to poke fun at the young actor. “Dying is easy. Comedy is hard,” Jim began. “I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that. So young, so wise.”
As you might expect, Shia didn’t take the joke lightly and decided to come out of his “retirement” to respond. “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE,” the 27-year-old actor tweeted yesterday, January 13. Um, OK?
If you’re anxious to hear what Jim has to say about the drama, you’ll have to keep waiting. Jim isn’t in retirement, after all.
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