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Shia LaBeouf Retires From Public Life, Thanks Fans for Support

Shia LaBeouf Retires From Public Life, Thanks Fans for Support

Shia LaBeouf has taken to his Twitter account – possibly for the last time ever – to tell his fans that he is retiring from “public life.”

“In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,” the 27-year-old actor tweeted very early this morning. “My love goes out to those who have supported me.”

He concluded his message with “#stopcreating,” which alluded to a cease and desist letter he received from famed artist Daniel Clowes‘ lawyer.

In case you’ve missed the whole story, Shia plagiarized his new short film, which was a direct adaptation of a comic written by Daniel.

Shia posted the entirety of the cease and desist letter for his fans to read, and even made the image his Twitter cover pic, where he blacked out all of the lettering except “he must stop all efforts to create.” Check out the letter below.

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49 Responses to “Shia LaBeouf Retires From Public Life, Thanks Fans for Support”

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  1. 1
    Alexis Says:

    He’s an idiot.

  2. 2
    go go Says:

    Wish he meant it,,,,,

  3. 3
    Alaia Says:

    But did he plagiarise it?

  4. 4
    annejumps Says:

    Epic flounce

  5. 5
    scarlett Says:

    Not surprised. I actually think he has some sort of mental illness…literally. His behavior is too unpredicable and bizarre. Wouldn’t be surprised if he suffered from bi-polar disorder or some other mental illness.

  6. 6
    jill Says:


    You are an idiot.

  7. 7
    Sara Z Says:

    Entitled brat takes a hissy cuz’ he got caught stealing, oh I mean ‘creating.’ Boo f@#$ing Hoo. First world problem much……..

  8. 8
    N. Says:

    God bless him. People are so judgmental. Its worse people doing worse things. Where’s the humanity?

  9. 9
    N. Says:

    @Sara Z:

    He has apologized countless times. You want him to donate body parts, sacrifice his first born? Let it go

  10. 10
    Nicole Says:


    Well, he could start by not acting like a jerk about it. But, since he is incapable of acting like he cares, he should definitely go away. I used to be a fan long ago, but now, I say good riddance.

  11. 11
    redwine11 Says:

    I agree with Alexis. He’s an idiot. Major douchebag.

  12. 12
    living in a box Says:

    @N.: this is not his first time plagiarize someone work. and yes, there is no longer originality in Hollywood. example Iron Man 3 have a same premise with The Incredibles, or Pacific Rim with Evangelion.

  13. 13
    :) Says:

    I feel sorry for him in a way. I’m in my 20’s as well and I understand what it’s like to want credibility. However, nobody over 35 takes you seriously. One mistake and the superiors are ready to sacrifice you.

  14. 14
    Janire Says:

    WTF with this dude?

  15. 15
    Lyn Says:

    Why is this even news???? Though I do have to say that every time a “star” gets in any kind of public conflict or “trouble”, they then pull the whole “I’m closing all my social media accounts and going dark” routine. Look, I wish them all well- I really do, but they need to get over themselves. Geez.

  16. 16
    Kelly Says:

    he’s just acting like a child about the situation. Hopefully he’ll learn how to handle things better in the future.

  17. 17
    SnarkAttack Says:

    Stunt queen.

  18. 18
    Artistic Says:

    LOL – “artistic” and Shia should not be used in the same sentence….face it, he became famous from a role anyone could have done. Next….

  19. 19
    :) Says:

    Geez alot of haters on here. Life is a tough crowd

  20. 20
    beth Says:

    So…the Illuminati were messing with him lately and he decided to retire from public life….we’ll see how long it will take until we’ll hear again about him, bad or good thing

  21. 21
    redwine11 Says:

    His level of arrogance deserves sarcasm.

  22. 22
    Lalique Says:

    Regardless of the accuracy of the accusations of plagiarism,

    1) He will not be missed — he is not famous enough;

    2) He will be back when he thinks this has blown over.

  23. 23
    Amy Says:

    LMAO. I wonder how he would like it if someone plagiarized his work. I’m sure he would sue them.

  24. 24
    MimiB Says:

    He was caught plagiarizing, he is performing live sex in a “art” porn film… I think he’s done this to himself. Not judging him, but I don’t think I care to support his performances by buying tickets.

  25. 25
    jane Says:

    how do you retire from ‘public life’???

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