LaBeouf sorry for short film gaff
Shia LaBeouf has apologised for using the work of comic book writer Daniel Clowes in his new short film without crediting him.
The 27-year-old actor directed short film Howard Cantour.com about a disillusioned film critic, which premiered at Cannes earlier this year. But after it debuted online on December 16, it was revealed the film included uncredited dialogue from Clowes' story Justin M Damiano, which is about the same subject matter.
Clowes spoke to Buzzfeed of his "shock" that Shia "took the script and even many of the visuals from a very personal story and passed it off as his own work."
Shia has since tweeted: "Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work.
"In my excitement and naivete as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation.
"I'm embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration... I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short.
"I apologise to all who assumed I wrote it ... deeply regret the manner in which these events have unfolded and want @danielclowes to know that I have a great respect for his work... I f***ed up."