Shia LaBeouf is retiring. From acting? No, unfortunately.
“In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,” the 27-year-old Tweeted early this morning. “My love goes out to those who have supported me.”
LaBeouf's reputation has taken a massive hit over the past several weeks, following a plagiarism scandal that involved him clearly stealing material from artist Daniel Clowes for his short film HowardCantour.com.
Clowes' attorney sent the star a cease-and-desist letter in response, which LeBeouf posted (in its entirety) on Twitter, blacking out everything except the words "he must stop all efforts to create."
In a wink to that fiasco, LaBeouf included the hashtag #stopcreating in his retirement Tweet.
After the plagiarism controversy hit, Shia released a long letter apologizing and later added three simple words: "I f-cked up."
What do you think of him retiring from the public spector?