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.
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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, "" 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.