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Shia LaBeouf quits social media after slew of tweets against him

By Alicia Mayle,

After a string of tweets against Shia LeBeouf, he has announced that he will be quitting social media.

Very early Friday morning, Shia tweeted: "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."

He immediately followed that tweet with: "My love goes out to those who have supported me."

Thirteen hours later, he tweeted his last message along with a picture of the message via skywriting:

This comes after LaBeouf plagiarized his short film "HowardCantour.com" from graphic novelist Daniel Clowes. After apologizing by hiring a skywriter, LaBeouf tweeted several apologies that were not in his own words. According to Yahoo Celebrity, the apologies were boosted from artists such as Kanye West, Russell Crowe, and Eliot Spitzer, as well as Lena Dunham.

LaBeouf also tweeted that in the excitement of creativity, he forgot the proper accreditation to Clowes. He went on to say that copying and being inspired by someone else’s work is not the same thing - being that copying is not creative.

According to Oh No They Didn’t, the matter only got worse after Buzzfeed spotted the similarities between LaBeouf’s tweets, and questions on Yahoo Answers by a user named Lili.

The former Even Stevens star has not made any other comments since his retirement from social media.

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Georges Biard

 

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