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Shia LaBeouf accused of artistic plagiarism

By April Neale Dec 18, 2013, 10:31 GMT

Shia LaBeouf is being accused of plagiarism by Daniel Clowes.

Buzzfeed is reporting that the actor is under fire, with artist Daniel Clowes raising the dead fuming over the allegedly blatant lifting of his original material.

He tells Buzzfeed: “His apology is a non-apology, absolving himself of the fact that he actively misled, at best, and lied, at worst, about the genesis of the film."

The website reports that Eric Reynolds, the artist’s long-time editor and the associate publisher at Fantagraphics, claims that Clowes is pursuing his legal options.

The flap is reportedly over LaBeouf’s short film, HowardCantour.com, which premiered at Cannes in 2012 and is apparently a "nearly word-for-word adaptation of Clowes’ 2007 short comic Justin M. Damiano" according to Buzzfeed.

It gets worse. Allegedly LaBeouf’s apology on Twitter is also being called a plagiarized version of something posted on Yahoo Answers, according to the website.



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