Yesterday, Shia LaDouche, the ingrown hair turned cyst on humanity’s nutsack, squirted out a short film he directed and wrote called HowardCantour.com on the Internet and almost immediately people started saying the same thing they say whenever Lady CaCa shits something new out: “You know, bitch, I’ve seen this before.” Shia’s movie was screened at Cannes in 2012, but he made it available to public eyes for the first time by putting it on Vimeo yesterday. Many noticed that Shia’s short film blatantly ripped off lines of dialogue and visuals from Justin M. Damiano, a 2007 comic written and drawn by famous graphic novelist Daniel Clowes. Shia doesn’t mention Clowes’ name anywhere in the credits, so he pulled a first degree Lohan by shamelessly thieving a ho. Daniel Clowes told Buzzfeed (via Vulture) yesterday that he’s never met Shia LaDouche (his nostrils would never forget that stench) and he was surprised that someone would blatantly take his work to FedEx Office, copy it and pass it off as his own.
“The first I ever heard of the film was this morning when someone sent me a link. I’ve never spoken to or met Mr. LaBeouf. I’ve never even seen one of his films that I can recall — and I was shocked, to say the least, when I saw that he took the script and even many of the visuals from a very personal story I did six or seven years ago and passed it off as his own work. I actually can’t imagine what was going through his mind.”
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune about his copy + paste job last year, LaDouche’s girlfriend at the time, Karolyn Pho, said that he’s a huge Clowes fan, so Shia knew Clowes’ work well.
After LaDouche got called out for his dumb bitch antics, his short film was taken off of Vimeo (you can still watch it here) and he started tweeting out an apology. Before he jumped on Twatter, Shia nervously sat there with gouda-scented sweat secreting out of the dirt holes in his face and he wondered what to write. So he Googled, “Apologize for plagiarizing: how to do it?” and up came a 4-year-old answer from Lili on Yahoo! Answers. Yes, this dumb bitch copied an answer from Yahoo! Answers. Here’s Shia’s apology:
Copying isn’t particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work. In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation. Im embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration. I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it. I deeply regret the manner in which these events have unfolded and want @danielclowes to know that I have a great respect for his work.
And here’s “Lili’s” answer to the question “Why did Picasso say ‘good artists copy but great artists steal’?”
Merely copying isn’t particularly creative work, though it’s useful as training and practice. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work, and it may even revolutionalize the “stolen” concept.
This is hilarious. Shia can’t even plagiarize an apology from Yahoo! Answers right. I really hope that Shia apologizes to “Lili” by tweeting the lyrics to Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry.” An hour after Shia shat up that apology, he tweeted this:
I fucked up.
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 17, 2013
SHIA STRIKES AGAIN! Get my lawyer, because that’s what I say every time I hit the “publish” button on one of my posts.
None of this is surprising since Shia has a history of snatching shit. Shia plagiarized his apology email to Alec Baldwin, he stole his look from a hitchhiking hobo grifter, he stole his neck beard styling from Madonna’s sascrotch and he stole his personality from a burned off pussy wart. Shia LaDouche’s “command” button can’t stop and won’t stop!