Shia LaBeouf ‘plagiarises’ Justin Bieber by coming out of retirement to retire following Jim Carrey's Golden Globes comments

Carrey was presenting the award to American Hustle for Best Motion Picture when he took verbal aim at LaBeouf.

Just in case you thought this whole ‘plagiarise, apologise, plagiarise, apologise in the sky, retire’ sequence of events had finally trickled to an end, Shia LaBeouf had one more act to deliver.

And yes, it too smacked of plagiarism. Because coming out of the 'public retirement' you announced just last week only to retire again sounds an awful lot like Justin Bieber to us.

Shia LaBeouf Retires 'From All Public Life'

The actor made a volatile return to Twitter following Jim Carrey's comments about him during the Golden Globes ceremony last night.

Carrey was presenting the award to American Hustle for Best Motion Picture when he took verbal aim at LaBeouf.

 

"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard," he said, adding, "I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that. So young, so wise."

Clearly reigniting an angry flame in LaBeouf's fizzled-out online persona, he hit back on Twitter, randomly posting a video link of his daughter's Jane Carrey Band music video, only to apologise, once again, for that just an hour later:



And then? He goes and retires again with the following:


Which reminds us of Justin Bieber, who first suggested he would be quitting the industry during an interview with Power 106 FM in December 2013, where he told host Kurt Alexander in Los Angeles: "Um, I'm actually retiring man". 

Christmas Comes Early: Justin Bieber Announces His Retirement

His management dismissed reports, saying that the clip had been heavily edited and breaking the hearts of those with great taste the world over.

But just days later, on Christmas Eve, he gave music fans an early gift with a second "official" retirement announcement on Twitter.

"My beloved beliebers I'm officially retiring," he wrote.

His 4am tweets then continued with the contradictory statement that he would be around "forever".

He wrote: "The media talks a lot about me. They make a up a lot of lies and want me to fail but I'm never leaving you, being a belieber is a lifestyle... Be kind loving [sic] to each other, forgive each other as god forgave us through Christ Merry Christmas IM HERE FOREVER".

However, his manager Scooter Braun later dismissed the singer's remarks and confirmed that he will not be retiring after all.

Shia LaBeouf Asked To Send Pictures Of His Penis For Nymphomaniac Role

"Next year he's taking a break just to make music and relax, take some time for himself for the first time since he was 12," Braun told ITN at the premiere for his new movie Believe.

Are we set to receive an official announcement from Shia's management? Last week, it seemed he'd finally given up the game after being caught in a seemingly endless cyclone of media ridicule and reaction since it came to light that he had plagiarised graphic novelist Daniel Clowes' work in a short film called Howard Cantour.com he made for Cannes Film Festival last year.

He posted:

No further comment has been given by way of explanation as to what exactly 'retiring from public life' will entail for the star, but based on this, one can assume he means 'sporadic comebacks on social media' punctuated with the odd crack at a comedian and more apologies.

Start your day with The Independent, sign up for daily news emails
PROMOTED VIDEO
ebooks
ebooksA year of political gossip, levity and intrigue from the sharpest pen in Westminster
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

Recruitment Genius: Multiple Apprentices Required

£6240 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Apprentices are required to join a privat...

Sauce Recruitment: HR Manager

£40000 per annum: Sauce Recruitment: This is an exciting opportunity for a HR...

Ashdown Group: Interim HR Manager - 3 Month FTC - Henley-on-Thames

£35000 - £40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A well-established organisation oper...

Recruitment Genius: HR Advisor

£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our Client has been the leader ...

Day In a Page

Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us