In December 2013, a short film LaBeouf had directed, titled HowardCantour.com
, was posted online. The film turned out to have been plagiarized from a comic book
written by Ghost World scribe Daniel Clowes. When called on it, Shia mocked Clowes by plagiarizing several famous apologizes, and then kicked it up a notch by having a sky writing plane scrawl "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" in the air, stepping up the game for anyone else who wants to make sarcastic apologies.