Some celebs use Twitter to announce they're quitting, well, Twitter. Shia LaBeouf on the other hand, just used it to say he's quitting all public life.
"In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life," he wrote, following up with, "My love goes out to those who have supported me" and a tweet that was simply a hashtag: "#stopcreating."
LaBeouf has recently faced criticism over his short film "HowardCantour.com," which, as Buzzfeed reported, he lifted liberally, without attribution, from "Justin M. Damiano," a 2007 comic written and drawn by artist Daniel Clowes. So liberally that the narration was word-for-word taken from the comic, according to Jacket Copy.
LaBeouf apologized in mid-December via a series of tweets, writing, "Copying isn't particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else's idea to produce something new and different IS creative work. In my excitement and naiveté as an amateur filmmaker, I got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation. Im embarrassed that I failed to credit @danielclowes for his original graphic novella Justin M. Damiano, which served as my inspiration. I was truly moved by his piece of work & I knew that it would make a poignant & relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it. I deeply regret the manner in which these events have unfolded and want @danielclowes to know that I have a great respect for his work."