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". 

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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.

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"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.

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