Shia LaBeouf: "I am retiring from public life"

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

Is Shia LaBeouf calling it a day?

In tweets posted Friday morning, the 27-year-old actor says he’s disappearing from the spotlight:

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Beouf has been under scrutiny since December when he was accused of plagiarizing a graphic novel by writer Daniel Clowes for his short film, "HowardCantour.com." He apologized on Twitter and later took the to skies with a skywritten apology

In his tweet, he explained: "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 naivete as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation."

The actor's next film, the NC-17 “Nymphomaniac,” is due out this year.  

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