Date: December 2013 - February 2014
Where: L.A., Berlin
First, Shia Labeouf was caught plagiarising a Daniel Clowes story, and then when he released an apology, the apology itself had been plagiarized from Yahoo! Answers. Labeouf's plagiarised screenplay and subsequent apologies left everybody scratching their heads, if not feeling trolled, especially those whose work was stolen. After tweeting "I am not famous anymore" 22 times, he appeared on the red carpet for the Nymphomaniac premiere with the phrase written on a paper bag over his head, and nobody understood what was going on, not even his Nymphomaniac co-stars.
Labeouf claimed his antics were "performance art" and got a stamp of approval from fellow actor James Franco, who referred to the performance as "a worthy one" in a New York Times op-ed.