A little more than two weeks ago, a story broke proving that Shia LaBeouf had plagiarized a Dan Clowes comic for his latest short film. But instead of simply giving Clowes a call or shooting him an email to talk their issues out, LaBeouf had a skywriter plaster an apology to the artist in the space above Los Angeles. Here is his tweet documenting the strange display:
CLOUD: - vapor floating in the atmosphere - remote servers used to SHARE DATA - to make LESS CLEAR or TRANSPARENT pic.twitter.com/jw9JlEi791— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 1, 2014
LaBeouf’s very public meltdown is now complete. After numerous plagiarism accusations and the threat of legal action against him, he has now turned this controversy into a surreal piece of performance art. We just think that Clowes would have enjoyed the apology more if he, ya know, actually lived in Los Angeles.