Shia LaBeouf apologizes for plagiarism with sky writing

Shia LaBeouf attends "The Company You Keep" premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on April 1, 2013, in New York. Getty Images

After coming under some scrutiny this past December for plagiarizing some of his short film and allegedly plagiarizing his apology for such actions, Shia LaBeouf took to the open skies to say he's sorry.

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The 27-year-old "Nymphomaniac" actor tweeted on Jan. 1, 2014:

 

After debuting on the web on Dec. 16, 2013, LaBeouf's short film "Howard Cantour" was quickly found to be strikingly similar to that of the comic Justin M. Damiano, written and created by Daniel Clowes. Both Howard Cantour and Justin M. Damiano begin with the main character narrating, using at times, the same lines of dialog. Back in December, LaBeouf claimed he wasn't copying the comic or any of Clowes' work, but was simply inspired by it.

"Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work," he tweeted. "In my excitement and naivete as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation."

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