Only a handful of weeks ago Shia LaBeouf was in trouble for directing a film that was almost directly taken from a comic book written by Daniel Clowes. By the time the source had been revealed and notified Shia seemed honestly confused, befuddled, and apologetic over his actions. Even when some of his apology tweets were possibly stolen from Yahoo! answers, of all places, it really did seem that he made a mistake and was sorry for it. Perhaps that wasn't the case.
Since that incident LaBeouf has seemingly gone off the deep end. On New Years Day he hired a sky-writer to "write" an apology over LA to Clowes before tweeting about it. And since then the taunting and sarcastic nature of his actions have only increased. He has tweeted the cease and desist letter from Clowes' lawyer and has posted a storyboard entitled "Daniel Boring" which is a lot alike another Clowes comic called "David Boring". When asked to take it down LaBeouf posted the image again.
It really no longer seems that LaBeouf has respect for Clowes work like he originally claimed. Perhaps he enjoys it and respects Clowes for creating it but that respect isn't always apparent. LaBeouf also tweeted, "now our stories are owned for profit we buy corporate property and call it our culture enriching others as we deplete ourselves", implying some internal disagreement with the structure of copyright laws and the nature of creativity. I still can't tell if LaBeouf has a grander point, which now I'm really doubting, or if he's acting like a child caught stealing a candy bar.