updated 01/02/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/02/2014 AT 12:00 PM ET
If you have to make a public apology following a very public controversy, what better place to express said remorse than the sky itself?
That was apparently Shia LaBeouf’s thinking: The actor apologized to graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, whose work LaBeouf is accused of plagiarizing, and he did so in appropriately outsize fashion, hiring a skywriter to broadcast the message above L.A.
“Mr. Clowes, I can only ask that you view my apology as a stepping stone toward repairing this misunderstanding between us. I’m sorry,” LaBeouf tweeted, though he seemed to take a step backward a few hours later, tweeting “I am not a biter. I’m a writer for myself and others. I steal some plot points & dialogue,” a distinction which we’re sure absolutely no one will take issue with.
CLOUD: - vapor floating in the atmosphere - remote servers used to SHARE DATA - to make LESS CLEAR or TRANSPARENT pic.twitter.com/jw9JlEi791
Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 1, 2014