The Howard Cantour film, titled HowardCantour.com, revolves around the thoughts of an irritated film critic. The film was first shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May, but it wasn’t until it was posted to the internet that many started raising questions about the film. Most specifically was the accusation that LaBeouf had plagiarized many scenes for the film from Daniel Clowes’ Justin M Damiano, reports IBNLive.
After the accusations were made, LaBeouf Tweeted and apology to Clowes for not giving him proper credit for the Howard Cantour film.
“I was truly moved by his piece of work and I knew that it would make a poignant and relevant short. I apologize to all who assumed I wrote it. I deeply regret the manner in which these events have unfolded and want Daniel Clowes to know that I have a great respect for his work.”
This post was followed by another Tweet made by LaBeouf that simply stated “I fucked up.”