#1 By: Rob Beschizza, December 20th, 2013 09:47
#2 By: nonfer, December 20th, 2013 09:55
so? free market for purchases if not production. who is shia lebeouf anyway?
#3 By: Raybert, December 20th, 2013 09:57
I think I'll go with 'deluded self-centered megalomaniac' for the moment.
#4 By: jdk998, December 20th, 2013 10:01
Too bad we can't clone him.
#5 By: Jeff, December 20th, 2013 10:02
At this point I'm not really sure that he himself isn't just a copy of someone else.
How far down does the Shia go?
#6 By: Boundegar, December 20th, 2013 10:02
The amazing part is plagiarizing a statement about how original and unique he is.
#7 By: Dioptase, December 20th, 2013 10:03
I'll go with misunderstood genius that everyone keeps imitating before he does it first.
#8 By: Suzanne, December 20th, 2013 10:18
Honestly, as someone who has worked in marketing (technical products) - people plagiarize that kind of thing all the time. I mean, it's a little spot on, but I don't think a description like this is going to be a unique piece of writing no matter how much time he put into it. Now the comics and stuff really ought to be a creative output.
#9 By: Turkey Brain, December 20th, 2013 10:19
He's financially set for life, yes? Transformers 1,2,3, Indiana Jones, etc? I'm not calling him Andy Kaufman, but this situation might be hilarious from his end.
#10 By: newliminted, December 20th, 2013 10:21
This has to turn out to be a movie trailer. It's not possible to be real?
#11 By: nonfer, December 20th, 2013 10:22
#12 By: , December 20th, 2013 10:30
I can only hope "got lebeouf" will replace "got beef" for all instances of art theft.
This would be something if it was all just the start of an elaborate ARG.
#13 By: Chuck V., December 20th, 2013 10:41
Maybe it's some sort of mental disorder.
#14 By: daneel, December 20th, 2013 10:49
I'm going with elaborate Joaquin Phoenix "I'm Still Here" style trolling.
#15 By: mausium, December 20th, 2013 10:52
Entitled that he is, thought he could get away with it to begin with.
Once called out, he's deflecting the hate by pretending it's a "joke" and a "meta art project" and is going full asshole.
Joaquin Phoenix, funny or not, at least started out trying to fuck with people. LaBeouf is a sniveling, plagiarizing, coward, who hides his lack of talent behind this "it's a joke, phillistines" act. It wasn't his intention initially.
#16 By: Listener43, December 20th, 2013 11:11
Shh Shh Shh Shh Shia.
Perhaps a Shia pet is in the offing for the next holiday push? One can only wonder what seeds might be grown on that melon!
#17 By: Jake Stevens, December 20th, 2013 11:27
Haha, not that he's doing it on purpose I've come full circle and am totally chill with the whole thing.
#18 By: hungryjoe, December 20th, 2013 11:29
It seems like it would have been easier to write that paragraph than to go find one on someone else's site, and ever so slightly tweak it.
I'm starting to wonder if people are right about this being an elaborate hoax. Maybe Shia doesn't even really exist, and it's all part of a long con. Maybe there are ten different people resembling Shia (one of them a woman!), who take turns as the real Shia, and everything he's ever said or written was lifted from a source out in the world.
Because if you're plagiarizing something as simple as an About Me paragraph, it's either that or pathological behavior.
#19 By: nonfer, December 20th, 2013 12:09
sigh. all art is theft. damning with faint praise?
#20 By: Josh Pray, December 20th, 2013 13:20
"Why is Picturebox?" WTF does that mean? Are we sure they didn't plagiarize Shia? At least his first sentence makes sense.
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