Sorry, bloggers. You don’t have Shia LaBeouf to kick around any more, because, ladies and gentlemen, he’s retiring.
In a message this morning, the 27-year-old Transformers star announced he was retiring. “In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life,” he wrote. “My love goes out to those who have supported me.
A lot of what exactly that means remains unclear: Will his Twitter account remain intact? Will he eschew public appearances for upcoming films? Will he regress to watching old Even Stevens reruns on Disney channel, wondering where he went wrong? Do we care?
In additional to career woes, his legal troubles for this
plagiarism scandal “performance art” seem far from over. Yesterday, LaBeouf tweeted out a cease & desist letter from the legal team behind Daniel Clowes, the comic artist whose work LaBeouf plagiarized. Futher legal action is unclear.
Offscreen, do you think we have we seen the last of LaBeouf?