Shia LaBeouf first wore his infamous paper bag hat on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Nymphomaniac Volume I (Long Version)" at the 64th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin on Feb. 9. Credit: Getty Images
Shia LaBeouf has been all over the tabloids and the blogs and the Twitter lately. But for those who don't follow celebrity gossip on any medium, Shia has them covered too — they just have to look up into the sky.
LaBoeuf has taken to skywriting for the third time, hiring planes to write "#STARTCREATING" in the sky above Los Angeles, according to E! Online. His previous messages were "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" and "#STOPCREATING," both in January.
It's great to have Shia's permission to start making stuff. I hope he follows his own advice, since he's never created anything in particular. LaBoeuf's meltdown/art project/generous subsidy to LA's skywriting industry began in December, when his short film "HowardCantour.com" was revealed to be a ripoff of a Daniel Clowes comic, "Justin M. Damiano." Since then, he's tweeted a slew of plagiarized quotes and apologies, hired the aforementioned skywriters, and last week held an "art installation" in which he sat in a room with a paper bag over his head reading "I am not famous anymore" while weeping — which some would say was a ripoff of Marina Abromovic's "The Artist Is Present."
In case you can't tell, I am heartily sick of this kid — he ripped an artist off, got caught, and he's been trying to reposition his screwup as art ever since. I would rather see Justin Bieber get an Oscar than hear another word from LaBeouf on the subject.