Shia LaBoeuf may have finally managed to write an apology for plagiarism that is not, itself, plagiarized.
The Beef came under fire recently when it came to light that his short film "HowardCantour.com" bore striking similarities to Clowes's comic "Justin M. Damiano." The actor has since apologized several times, but since his apologies themselves seemed cobbled together from other works, it was hard to believe he was taking his transgression seriously.
Well, now at least he's working on it. Early this morning, Shia tweeted a pic of the words "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" in skywriting, along with some cryptic words about clouds.
He didn't just photoshop that skywriting either, though your doubts about Shia LaBoeuf's integrity are entirely reasonable - according to Variety, LaBoeuf's contrition was visible across the Los Angeles sky on Wednesday.
"Mr. Clowes, I can only ask that you view my apology as a stepping stone toward repairing this misunderstanding between us. I'm sorry," he tweeted on New Year's Eve.
All this may or may not come as any comfort to Mr. Clowes, who lives in San Francisco, not LA.