Shia Labeouf Apologizes for Ripping Off Daniel Clowes

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Shia Labeouf Apologizes for Ripping Off Daniel Clowes
Shortly after Shia Labeouf debuted his short film HowardCantour.com on Monday, people began to notice an eerie similarity between the actor's work and graphic novelist Daniel Clowes's comic Justin M. Damiano. How similar? As you can see in the film itself, specific-lines-of-dialogue similar. “I’ve never even seen one of his films that I can recall — and I was shocked, to say the least, when I saw that he took the script and even many of the visuals from a very personal story I did six or seven years ago and passed it off as his own work," Clowes told BuzzFeed after they reported the story. "I actually can’t imagine what was going through his mind."In a series of tweets early Tuesday morning, Labeouf apologized for using the Ghost World artist's work as the basis for his short film, which he debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival: Really,
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