Shia LaBeouf Has Reached Maximum Douchebag Potential
OK, let's do a quick review: Shia LaBeouf made a short film, but it turned out that he actually just stole a ton of stuff from a comic book by Daniel Clowes. Shia's been tweeting an apology a day for the past several days, but you know what? It turns out that Shia has been plagiarizing his apologies about plagiarism. Wacky, right? And you might be thinking "well, that's pretty douchey, but that's it?" And no, friends. No, it is not it. Not by a long shot.
First of all, the tweet where Shia reveals that he's been mocking us all with his silly apologies:
And then, this stupidity:
You have my apologies for offending you for thinking I was being serious instead of accurately realizing I was mocking you.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 31, 2013
And now, finally, a brand new interview that Shia did with a site called Bleeding Cool in which Shia explains why plagiarism is totally not even a thing. Are you ready? Because it's going to get extra awful. Also note that this was an interview through email, so all the typos are Shia's.
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
Here's his idea of "art":
Of course – art is not about itself, but the attention we bring to it. Art is a lie the makes us realize the truth. In the 21st century there is NO personal language. Just personal selection of language. We are products of editing. Not authorship. Appropriation has been the most influential theme in art sense the 70s. If you look at Warhol’s work and say ” oh well he didn’t paint that – its just silk screens ” Your missing the point. Our notion of genius- a romantic – isolated figure – is f---ing outdated. An updated notion of genius would have to center around ones mastery of information And it’s dissemination It’s the 21st century, thug life It wants to be fee.
A few of those quotes aren't his own, of course, but that's totally OK, because this:
Authorship is censorship Should God sue me if I paint a river? Should we give people the death sentence for parking violations- You’ll not only have less parking violations but less DRIVERS.
It's not even plagiarism:
The problem begins with the legal fact that authorship is inextricably bound up in the idea of ownership and the idea of language as Intellectual property. Language and ideas flow freely between people Despite the law. It’s not plagiarism in the digital age – it’s repurposing ... THE FIRST LAWS ON AUTHORSHIP WERE USED TO CENSOR & PERSECUTE THE WRITERS WHO DARED PUBLISH RADICAL IDEAS.
So, all right, he's an artist with radical ideas, and ... nope, can't even pretend to understand this mess. Shia's whole problem is that he thinks he's smarter than everyone because he got a Disney show when he was a kid and he knows how to put words together so that they kind of look like they make sense. He honestly thinks he's above everyone because of "Even Stevens," how tragic is that? Hopefully, one day, he can manage to come back down to reality, even for just a moment. Surely he could at least get a chuckle over the astounding douchebag he has become.