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Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism apology enrages Lena Dunham, Patton Oswalt

By April Neale Jan 6, 2014, 3:49 GMT

Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism apology enrages Lena Dunham, Patton Oswalt

Shia LaBeouf - weird story. Starmax / PRPhotos.com

The odd story of actor Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism apology and subsequent Tweeting with other people's apology quotes has enraged a few celebrities.

Last week, Shia hired an airplane to sky-write "I'm sorry Daniel Clowes."

Clowes is the author whose story LaBeouf based his material he used to make his short film "HowardCantour.com" without crediting Clowes.

LaBeouf has ramped up the war of words and appears to be mocking Clowes fans.

It began on December 16: "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."



It progressively gets weirder as LaBeouf plagiarized Zuckerberg's landmark apology in 2006 for a failure in his then-fledgling social network: "Even though I wish I hadn't made so many of you angry, I am glad we got to hear you."



Shia then used an apology from UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's 2012 apology and even actress Lena Dunham, who wrote her own Tweets criticizing LaBeouf's skywriting efforts.



On New Year's Day, LaBeouf hired a single-engine airplane to write through the blue skies of Los Angeles: "I AM SORRY DANIEL CLOWES."

He tweeted a photo of the airborne apology, because it was unlikely the author, who lives in San Francisco, would have seen it.

The actor also retweeted Patton Oswalt's scathing remarks, and fired back at Lena Dunham too.



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