Shia LaBeouf Says Plaigarism Was ‘Performance Art’

Shia LaBeouf Says Plaigarism Was ‘Performance Art’

LaBeouf says his recent acts of plagiarism, in which he tried to pass off the work of graphic novelist Daniel Clowes as his own, was done on purpose to start conversations about "plagiarism in the digital age."



LaBeouf says his recent acts of plagiarism, in which he tried to pass off the work of graphic novelist Daniel Clowes as his own, was done on purpose to start conversations about "plagiarism in the digital age." This is something many had predicted on this site while the former Transformers star acted mentally disturbed on twitter.

On Monday night LaBeouf made the revelation on Twitter, with two lengthy posts - which have since been deleted.

"The problem with American artwork, is a problem of subject matter. Artwork keeps getting entangled with the problems of America itself," he wrote in the first post, according to The Wrap. The post was titled "Twitter As Art."

"Performance art has been a way of appealing directly to a large public, as well as shocking audiences into reassessing their own notions of art and its relation to culture," he reportedly wrote. "All art is either plagarisum or revolution & to be revolutionary in art today, is to be reactionary," he wrote. "In the midst of being embroiled in acts of intended plagiarism, the world caught me & I reacted… The show began. I became completely absorbed, oblivious to things around me."La Beouf continued "My twitter [email protected]' is meta-modernist performance art. A Performative redress which is all a public apology really is."


In conclusion, the "Transformers" actor apologized for his recent actions.

Shia LaBeouf is not the first actor to do a mockumentary. Rumored Lex Luthor, actor Joaquin Phoenix did his own mockumentary in 2009's "I'm Still Here," where he convinced the public that he would quit acting to pursue a career in music (rapping to be exact).

Below are the documents he published to prove that this had all been "performance art":

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