If your head is still swimming thanks to Shia LaBeouf’s recent and incessant plagiarism/apology/plagiarized apologies scandal, then I hope you’re prepared to drown because I’m pretty sure Shia is officially addicted to delivering fake apologies. Â The latest victim of LaBeouferism (yes, that’s an actual term now)? Â Lena Dunham.
Let me backtrack here. Â Recently, Shia admitted to a fairlyÂ incriminating plagiarism scandalÂ revolving around a short film he directed in which he blatantly plagiarized from a comic by authorÂ Daniel Clowes. Â After being called out for that particular idiotic move, he then decided to one-up us all by issuing a series of plagiarized apologies – going so far as to also hire a skywriter to basically offer a literal interpretation of the hashtag “sorrynotsorry.” What role does Lena Dunham play in all of this, you ask? Â Well, not one to stray from Twitter controversy herself, Lena posted the following tweet this morning, which Shia promptly re-tweeted:
I’ve always felt, utterly and unchangeably, that only sociopaths hire skywriters. â€” Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
He then took it one step further by plagiarizing an old Lena Dunham apology in response:
I don’t mind creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions but I don’t want to offend with a tweet. Sorry world. â€” Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 4, 2014
Which lead to the following Twitter exchange:
Vaguely recognized Shia Labeouf’s latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE! TouchĂ©, Louis Stevens. â€” Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
Projecting a lot of rage against my 7th grade boyfriend on LaBeouf. Think this is the start of something really productive #2014 â€” Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
Still with us? Â Yeah, me too. Â Barely. Â I mean, I get that Shia’s trolling us and trying desperately to prove how elusive and ironic he is. Â He’s basically waiting for all of us to say things like “Bravo!” and “TouchĂ©, LaBeouf!” Â But all that really comes to my mind at this point is, “DouchĂ©, LaBeouf!” instead. Â Ugh.