LaBeouf's plagiarism apology copies from Woods


Try to follow this one: in expressing regret for plagiarizing the work of others, actor Shia LaBeouf offered up an apology that, in part, stole word-for-word from Tiger Woods' apology for infidelity in 2009.

According to a Buzzfeed report, LaBeouf took directly from other writers in compiling a short film along with a series of comic books. In response, the 27-year-old took to Twitter to write a string of tweets apologizing for his actions, explaining that he "got lost in the creative process and neglected to follow proper accreditation."

One in the series of tweets sent by LaBeouf, though, seemed somewhat familiar to golf fans:



That sentence is a word-for-word replica from Woods' apology, offered up in December 2009 in the immediate wake of his automobile accident and subsequent revelations about his personal life.

LaBeouf's creative license while apologizing, however, did not stop there:



The tweet above, sent directly after the sentence copying Woods' mea culpa, is a replica of statements made by Gen. Robert S. McNamara in his memoirs while reflecting on U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.