Shia LaBeouf announces he’s ‘retiring from public life’

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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To the delight of clean people everywhere, actor Shia LaBeouf announced that he is “retiring from public life.”

LaBeouf got himself into some trouble after he made a short film, “Howard Cantour,” which was exactly the same as author Daniel Clowes’ comic, “Justin M. Damiano,” but did not credit Clowes at all.

Blogs picked up on the similarities and LaBeouf started tweeting out apologies, many of them lifted from famous apologies. He even hired a skywriter to write “I am sorry Daniel Clowes” over Los Angeles, Calif., even though Clowes lives in the Bay Area.

This past Wednesday, Clowes’ lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to LaBeouf, which he posted to his Twitter account.

Now, he claims that he is “retiring from all public life” following the scandal. (Fingers crossed!) He tweeted Friday:

LaBeouf is most well-known for the Disney Channel series “Even Stevens,” and the “Transformers” movies. He then decided that he was too good for huge blockbusters, so he [appeared to have] stopped showering and starting acting insufferably in mostly insufferable indie movies.

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