And the Shia LaBeouf circus continues!
Alec Baldwin has gone on the record saing that he is “very disappointed” with Shia after he tweeted private emails between himself, director David O. Sullivan, Alec, and Tom Sturridge earlier in the week.
The veteran actor said:
“Regarding of what people feel about the events that happened, you expect communications to be private, because everyone wants this process to be as collegial as possible. Everyone is very sad about what’s happened.”
Well put, Alec! Where Baldwin values his privacy what is more surprising is writer Tom Chiarella‘s response to Shia plagiarizing his words in one of the leaked emails. The man that helped Shia explain his reasons for his inglorious broadway exit isn’t angry about the word thief, but actually “kind of flattered.”
In a written response, Tom said,
“I can’t make myself care too much about Shia LaBeouf plagiarizing my words in his letter to Alec Baldwin over some spat over some play. He loaded a few paragraphs of what I wrote in a 2009 issue of Esquire into his cannons, attached them to the phrase ‘What I know of men’ and then fired straight into the broadside of the HMS Baldwin. And with that, it seems, the battle between the two of them quelled. What can I say? Am I outraged? Of course not. It actually makes me happy that my words were some succor to the kid, that he found them wise enough (or high enough on the Google Search anyway) to foist them off as his own. Any writer wants to be read, remembered, considered. A late-night e-mail, double-spaced, vaguely bullet-pointed—this too is a kind of literary memory, I guess, especially when you leak it on twitter a magnanimous self.”
Shia is a lucky, lucky dude. Agreed?