After enduring backlash over a plagiarism scandal, "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf is vowing to leave the spotlight.
Earlier today, he posted this notice on Twitter:
In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life.- Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 10, 2014
He added, "My love goes out to those who have supported me" and "#stopcreating."
LaBeouf is dealing with both legal and PR woes after admitting to plagiarizing graphic novelist Daniel Clowes in his short film "HowardCantour.com." His apologies, also on Twitter, were also ripped off from Yahoo Answers, the singer Gucci Mane, and "Girls" crator Lena Dunham.
Earlier this week, LaBeouf tweeted images of a cease and desist letter he received from Clowes's lawyers, though the tone of his posts were snarky. The letter demanded that the actor stop trying to "ridicule" Clowes.
It's unclear what "retiring from public life" means. LaBeouf continued to tweet after that claim, and hasn't taken down his account.
Who even knows if he even wrote that tweet himself?