Shia LaBeouf Claims He Was Just Trying To Start A Dialogue About Plagiarism
By Mack Rawden 2014-01-22 19:23:26
You know all the plagiarizing Shia LaBeouf has done lately? You know all the absurd weirdness that has spewed forth from his mouth over the last month or so? Well, if heís to be believed, it was all a Joaquin Phoenix style commentary on popular culture that he faked in order to start a society-wide conversation about plagiarism. Seriously, thatís the way heís decided to spin this.
The actor, who has somehow entered the Amanda Bynes/ Lindsay Lohan behavior doubletake level, took to his Twitter on Monday night to drop a bizarre explanation for everything heís done lately, and well, it needs to be read to be believed. Itís since been deleted, but you can take a look at it, courtesy of The New York Daily NewsÖ
We do need to have a conversation about what is and is not plagiarism and what credit is required to give other people for using their work as a jumping off point, but even if he really intended for this to happen all along, which is debatable, Iím not sure this was anywhere close to the right way to go about it. All heís done over the past month is piss damn near everyone off and convince a high percentage of people that heís a drugged out wannabe English major. This manifesto only hammers home that point even further.
Itís unclear why LaBeouf later decided to get rid of the above manifesto or a second one in which he explained performance art, but thereís really very little reason to guess at LaBeouf's motives right now. Heís marching to the beat of his own drummer, and itís unlikely thatís going to change anytime soon.