Shia Labeouf is a famous actor best known for his roles as "not the worst thing in those movies everybody hates". But now he has become the center of a PR maelstrom after his short film "HowardCantour.com" was revealed to have been plagiarized. The film borrows heavily from a comic by Daniel Clowes, one of the most respected luminaries in the world of independant comics. Without any attribution or acknowledgement, Shia took dialogue, imagery, and compositions directly from the comic. And even though Mr. Labeouf issued an apology (which itself turned out to be plagiarized) over twitter, this can't be the end.
In an exclusive find, our crack team of researchers has found promo materials for earlier Shia Labeouf films and we fear he may have stolen from other famous graphic novelists as well.
See for yourself: