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Saturday January 4, 2014 2:37 pm

Shia LaBeouf: Drug Addict or Professional Troll?

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Drugs, Meltdowns, Rumors,

Shia LaBeoufIn either an elaborate, confusing way to get the world to take him more seriously as an artist or perhaps the result of a serious drug problem, Shia LaBeouf's true intentions may soon become clearer.

The Nymphomaniac star's troubles began when he debuted his short film HowardCantour.com online last month, much to the shock of artist Daniel Clowe's fans, who noticed the unequivocal similarities between LaBeouf's project and Clowes' 2007 comic Justin M. Damiano. LaBeouf has since profusely apologized to Clowes on his Twitter account, and even went so far as to write out his apology in the clouds. But is he being sincere?

Following the tweet with the photo of his skywritten apology, LaBeouf has reblogged tweets proclaiming his performance artistry with one heralding his behavior as "[parodying]  the modern absurdity of our fake apologies for developing the natural progression of art."

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The 27-year-old then lifted a tweet from rapper Gucci Mane: "Im addicted to lean & that #### ain’t no joke. I can barely remember all the things I’ve done & said. However there’s no excuse 4 skywriting [sic]." (Lean is slang for the addictive concoctions involving alcohol and cough syrup.)

So if his actions are a meticulous plan intended to comment on plagiarism and social media absurdity, perhaps he'll come clean about it in the near future (as Joaquin Phoenix eventually did with his performance art for Casey Affleck's film I'm Still Here). If he's truly addicted to something, hopefully he'll get the true help that he needs to overcome those demons.

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