Oh Shia LeBeouf… what happened to you? Where did the dorky, yet lovable star of Even Stevens go?
The newly troubled 27-year-old actor was under fire again after getting in a bar fight at South London’s Hobgoblin pub on Jan. 16. Apparently, a fellow bar patron had been insulting the mother of Shia’s girlfriend, Mia Goth, and Shia took the matter into his own hands.
In a video captured at the pub, Shia can be seen shouting “What’d you say about my girl’s mom?” and continuously berating the man before head-butting him.
In another video, obtained by TMZ, the Transformers actor can be seen apologizing for the violence, and explaining why he reacted the way he did.
“I’m really just trying to make peace,” he said. “Look, I accept what I get into to do what I love. I’m not trying to sh*t on nobody.”
Shia explained that he isn’t “trying to have, like, any more problems” and we can’t exactly blame him! The former Disney Channel star has had a rocky few weeks—check out a timeline of his recent strange behavior!
Dec. 9, 2013 – Shia Allegedly Threatens a Man in a London Bar
According to reports out of London, the 27-year-old got into an argument with a man he met at a bar in London. The fight quickly escalated, as the two threw punches and Shia supposedly threated to have the man killed.
Dec. 16, 2013 – Shia LeBeouf Is Accused of Plagiarism
After posting his directorial debut HowardCantour.com online, fans and journalists begin to notice significant similarities between Shia’s short film and Justin M. Damiano, a 2007 comic created by Daniel Clowes.
Dec. 17, 2013 – Shia Apologizes (And Is Accused of Copying His Apology)
Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 17, 2013
In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 17, 2013
Im embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 17, 2013
I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) December 17, 2013
The actor took to Twitter to apologize for not properly recognizing Mr. Clowes, but many notice his apology is shockingly similar to a Yahoo! Answers entry written four years—ironically enough, the subject of the entry was plagiarism and copy.
In the old entry, the user wrote, “Merely copying isn’t particularly creative work, though it’s useful as training and practice. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work, and it may even revolutionize the ‘stolen’ concept.”
Shia’s read, “Copying isn’t particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work.”
Jan. 1, 2014 – Shia Apologizes… In Skywriting
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
Apparently, there was no Earthly way for Shia to fully apologize to Mr. Clowes, so he took to the sky. To fully express his remorse, the actor wrote out an apology in skywriting. According to some reports, the cost of his stunt is estimated to be around $25,000.
Jan. 4, 2014 – Shia Plagiarize an Apology From Lena Dunham
Vaguely recognized Shia Labeouf's latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE! Touché, Louis Stevens.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
Shia, once, again apologized for his actions… only to be called out by Lena Dunham that she tweeted his original apology first! Additionally, he lifted another tweet directly from rapper Gucci Mane’s twitter—in addition to other “apologies” that Shia copied.
I don't mind creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions but I don't want to offend with a tweet. Sorry Charlies.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 18, 2012
I don't mind creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions but I don't want to offend with a tweet. Sorry world.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 4, 2014
I'm addicted to lean & that shit ain't no joke. I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse. (Cont)— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) September 22, 2013
Im addicted to lean & that shit ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse 4 skywriting— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 4, 2014
Jan. 10, 2014 – Shia Announces His Retirement
In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 10, 2014
In light of all the controversies about Shia plagiarizing, apologizing and plagiarizing his apologies, Shia decided to call it quits when it comes to act—retiring at the ripe age of 27. Despite retiring “from all public life,” the Transformers star has already caught heat in the head-butting altercation in London.