Lena Dunham, Shia LaBeouf discuss skywriting apology on Twitter
The two young show-business stars engaged in a brief but entertaining conversation via Twitter.
This skywriting debate comes after weeks of trouble in LaBeouf's life after he was accused of plagiarizing his short film, "Howard Cantour.com," from the work of Clowes. After many apologies for what LaBeouf saw as a mistake were not received well -- partially because the apologies themselves contained more plagiarism -- the actor made a grand gesture: He hired a skywriter to broadcast a new apology in the sky.
Some objected to this over-the-top response too. Dunham may have agreed with them. She started the Twitter discussion with her rather decided views on the mental state of those who deal in skywriting:
I've always felt, utterly and unchangeably, that only sociopaths hire skywriters.-- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
LaBeouf retweeted the message from the "Girls" creator and star, then added his own statement:
I don't mind creating debate with thoroughly considered artistic expressions but I don't want to offend with a tweet. Sorry world.-- Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) January 4, 2014
A second message shortly afterwards clarified that the message was to Dunham. He also (kind of) apologized for resorting to skywriting:
"Im addicted to lean & that s*** ain't no joke. I can barely remember all the things I've done & said. However there's no excuse 4 skywriting"
When Dunham saw LaBeouf's tweets, she expressed amusement and nostalgia:
Vaguely recognized Shia Labeouf's latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE! Touché, Louis Stevens.-- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
LaBeouf first gained fame as a child actor playing Louis Stevens in "Even Stevens."
Finally, Dunham pointed out that some of her skywriting rage may stem from childhood trauma:
Projecting a lot of rage against my 7th grade boyfriend on LaBeouf. Think this is the start of something really productive #2014-- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) January 4, 2014
It's a happy ending (maybe) to an odd tale!