Shia LaBeouf Posts New Apology as More Evidences of His Plagiarism Scandal Emerge
Things continue to get worse for Shia LaBeouf. The former "Transformers" star posted on Twitter a series of new notes channeling Tiger Woods' 2009 apology, as more evidences in his plagiarism scandal came to light.
"I have let my family down, and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart," the actor mimicked Woods' words. He added, "I was wrong, terribly wrong. I owe it to future generations to explain why. It starts with this...I'm sorry @danielclowes."
"I want to thank all of you who have written in and created groups and protested. Even though I wish I hadn't made so many of you angry. I sincerely apologize for my lapse in judgment & I do take full responsibility for my actions, which were mine alone."
He concluded, "I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have - and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important."
LaBeouf was recently slammed when his short film turned out to be a carbon copy of David Clowes' comic and his subsequent apology fell on deaf ears as it appeared similar to a 4-year-old Yahoo! Answer entry. But it's not the first time he faced plagiarism issues. Early this year, it was discovered that his apology email to Alec Baldwin was lifted from an Esquire article.
In a new accusation, LaBeouf is claimed to have ripped off Charles Bukowski's poem for his self-published "Let's F***ing Party". In his book, Labeouf wrote, "Poets don't anger anyone. Poets don't gamble. Here, they don't assassinate poets. Here, they don't notice them."
A passage in the late Bukowski's "Assault" poem, meanwhile, reads, "in America the poets never anger anybody, the poets don't gamble, their poetry has the smell of clinics, their poetry has the smell of clinics, where people die rather than live, here they don't assassinate poets, they don't even notice the poets."
Futhermore, the "About" section in LaBeouf's website thecampaignbook.com is identical to that of publishing company PictureBox. It was also revealed that he once copied exact phrases from a BBC review of Nirvana's "In Utero" to praise Cage's album "Kill the Architect".
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