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File Under: Things You're Sick of Hearing About — 'Duck Dynasty' Family Releases a Statement, Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizes Again

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | December 20, 2013 | Comments ()


I know, I know: You don’t care anymore. Your Facebook feed is inundated with pictures of a bearded man who you’d gone for so long without knowing anything about, and no one will shut up about The Beefster, and no one seems to understand either copyright laws or how Freedom of Speech works.

It’s frustrating, so I’m going to make this obligatory post short: First of all, after A&E suspended Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty (which has already taped most of the season’s episodes, which will begin airing in January), the Robertson clan released a statement: “We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.”

Does that mean the show may be over? Maybe! It seems hard to believe that A&E will let the highest-rated show on cable go, but now that the backlash against Phil Robinson’s homophobia is beginning to subside, people are beginning to focus on statements he made about African-Americans, and, well, you can’t use religion to excuse this:

I never heard one of them, one black person, say ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

Eek. Dude’s cooked.

Meanwhile, there’s yet EVEN more plagiarism from Shia LaBeouf, who plagiarized a short film, plagiarized his apology for doing so, then plagiarized another apology from Shepherd Fairey, and then apparently plagiarized the About page on his website. He has also apparently “borrowed” words from, among others, Kanye West, Robert McNamara, and Tiger Woods. There’s too much plagiarism to keep track of at this point, and LaBeouf was never a strong enough, charismatic enough or popular enough actor to overlook all of this, so it’s likely that his career is also headed to Lohan-town.

However, many are suggesting that this LaBeouf mess is all one giant piece of performance art, which gives way too much credit to the man, although … what if Andy Kaufman was behind it the whole time?

Remember when he was dating Carey Mulligan? What in God’s name did she see in him?

(Source: Gawker)

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  • Robert Sanchez III

    Great, great, great title.

  • Justin Kuhn

    So...has Shia Leboooof ever had an original thought in his head, or was he just a pasty doughboy mushed together from scraps the whole time?

    Personality: you're doing it wrong.

  • e jerry powell

    At this very moment, I'm plagiarizing the shia-t out of the Oxford English Dictionary, one word at a time.

  • kirbyjay

    Ah......Shia LaBeef....haven't we voted him off the island yet?

  • I've begun to think that this whole Duck Dynasty fiasco is a work. A scam, a con job. Something to put their name on the news and drive ratings even higher.

    Cause honestly, all the right-wing Real 'Mericans are going to buying Duck Dynasty/Duck Commander stuff like crazy now and the first time the show is back will be even bigger than ever.

  • Aaron Schulz

    if it is i want to shake the hand of the man that came up with the plan, thats some wicked awesome marketing. It really is starting to seem a bit staged.

  • Bodhi

    I am CERTAIN that this whole thing will only drive up purchases of their merchandise. Its literally all over the local WalMart & Bass Pro & I don't see that changing any time soon.

  • Stu Rat

    Don't forget the Duck Dynasty Chia Pets...

  • oilybohunk7

    Oh how I wish that wasn't actually a thing.

  • jthomas666

    Does anyone else find it ironic that a guy claims that homosexuality
    will lead to bestiality--and he's made a fortune with products that help
    you convince ducks that you want to have sex with them?

  • BWeaves

    BWA-HAHAHHHAHA! Nice observation.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    "Kleptom()niac" - A film by Shia LaBeouf

    Coming soon

  • Pants-are-a-must

    His next project? "Nin9."

  • NateMan

    Who are they trying to bullshit? Duck Dynasty won't end over this. They're making f***ing MILLIONS. No way the family's gonna give up this sort of scratch and publicity.

  • Aaron Schulz

    that family already makes buckets of money, although money might help motivated, im guessing they like the stardom more then the cash.

  • Joe Grunenwald

    Oh my God. Duck Dynasty is the highest-rated show on cable? I just...I can't fucking take America sometimes.

  • manting

    It was news to me. Reality tv is not reality and it is shit television. You have non actors performing to hack scripts.

  • Why not? Cable ratings are often a fraction of network ratings. Before Duck Dynasty, it was The Walking Dead. Before that, it was something else.

    Being the highest-rated show on cable is like being the big kid in the kiddie pool.

  • pomeroy

    Not anymore. The Walking Dead and Duck Dynasty have ratings that all the networks would be, at minimum, happy to have (CBS) or would kill for (NBC).

  • ellcoolj

    CBS aired the I Love Lucy Christmas special on Friday night. My wife called it the worst christmas special ever. Even worse than the so-bad-its-good category. Just worthless. CBS is no longer a contender for anything of any value

  • JAllegs3918

    мʏ ʀօօмαтɛ'ѕ ѕιѕтɛʀ мαĸɛѕ $85/нʀ օɴ тнɛ ιɴтɛʀɴɛт. ѕнɛ нαѕ вɛɛɴ աιтнօυт աօʀĸ ғօʀ ѕɛʋɛɴ мօɴтнѕ вυт ʟαѕт мօɴтн нɛʀ քαʏ ƈнɛƈĸ աαѕ $1з854 ʝυѕт աօʀĸιɴɢ օɴ тнɛ ιɴтɛʀɴɛт ғօʀ α ғɛա нօυʀѕ. ɴαʋιɢαтɛ тօ тнιѕ աɛв-ѕιтɛ

  • True, but that's why networks prefer event TV like sporting events or reality tv events (DWTS, The Voice). Easier to get more eyes on the TV when you can manufacture the event.

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