Shia LaBeouf is a douche, hands down. Lena Dunham isn’t my favorite person either, but Shia really is the worst. Mr. LaBeouf has had a problem with plagiarism in the past, and he’s still doing it. He directed a short, HowardCantour.com, that was lifted from Daniel Clowe’s graphic novel, Justin M. Damiano. It’s not just that he stole the idea from the book or borrowed a line; people are saying he ripped it off “word for word.”
And then when he apologized to Mr. Clowe, that was also plagiarized. (Digital Spy reports that it was a modified version of a speech given from UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.)
His latest apology stint is getting a skywriter to write “I’m sorry Daniel Clowes” across the sky.
So where does Lena Dunham come into this? She tweeted,
I’ve always felt, utterly and unchangeably, that only sociopaths hire skywriters.
I mean that’s awfully specific but it’s funny and screw Shia, so I’ll allow it. His response (via Twitter):
I don’t mind creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions but I don’t want to offend with a tweet. Sorry world.
I’m addicted to lean & that shit ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse 4 skywriting.
Uh, okay. Ms. Dunham tweeted back to the former Even Stevens star,
Vaguely recognized Shia LaBeouf’s latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE! Touché, Louis Stevens.
(I’m guessing she’s referring to his first tweet, not the one about “no excuse 4 skywriting.”)
Is there a side worth being on here? I’ll go with Dunham, because LaBeouf is a little shit.