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Update: According to reports, Shia Labeouf also plagiarized his apology.

HowardCantour.com wasn’t exactly a new thing. The Shia Labeouf-directed short premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critic’s Week sidebar in 2012, and, despite some acclaim, little was made of his portrait of an online film critic.

But the film was made available online Monday, and things started to spiral out of control quickly when bloggers noticed that Labeouf’s short film bore a striking resemblance to author Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano. Soon after, articles started dissecting the similarities and direct references to Clowes’ text without any attribution, »


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