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Shia LaBeouf

Latest Skywriting Stunt Cost $25,000

1/11/2014 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Shia LaBeouf
's not pinching pennies now that he's retired -- TMZ has learned, his latest skywriting stunt (commissioning a fleet of planes to write "STOP CREATING" in giant letters above L.A.) cost him 25,000 smackaroos.

A rep for the skywriting company Skytypers tells us, they were contacted by Shia's people Friday morning ... shortly after Shia publicly announced his retirement from "public life" in the wake of his plagiarism scandal.



The rep says Skytypers dispatched 5 planes for the job, each flying wing-to-wing as they emitted puffs of smoke to spell out "STOP CREATING" above Angel City.

Fun fact: each message stretches 5 miles in the sky, but they're only legible for about 7 minutes ... so the message had to be re-puffed 18 times.

It wasn't Shia's first bitter sky message ... earlier this week Shia hired a bunch of planes to write out "I am sorry Daniel Clowes" ... referencing the graphic novel he plagiarized for his recent short film "HowardCantour.com."

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whitegurlhitter    

Where'sthe autobots

195 days ago
17.

static    

What a douche.

195 days ago
18.

ó|ó    

If you know you are 'inspired' by some other artist, at least you have to creditthem in your piece, not pretend you created it all by yourself. And if you use someone elses idea or images, you have to ask permission first, and then also credit them in your work. Apologies afterwards are not acceptable. If you are going to be successful at stealing, you have to have the ability to pay off, to have a fleet of lawyers, and ability to silence the truth. You cannot sell other peoples art like it's your own. Where did Shia learn about copyright? In china? The center of the universe of plagiarism.

195 days ago
19.

Ava k    

His tune will change when he is just an average American

195 days ago
20.

Dean    

Don't you have to *have* artistic integrity for it to be attacked?

195 days ago
21.

Dawn    

No don't 'stop creating', but start creating... your own stuff.

195 days ago
22.

Azi    

Never heard of him. If this guy only appeared on Disney, then he is yet to be a well rounded actor.

195 days ago
23.

cherrybomb73601    

He's so hot though. I want him sexually so I will always watch his movies etc...

195 days ago
24.

CyndiChainsaW    

Oh Shia. So much potential. What's going on with you? I think you should consider a break from Hollyweird. Go somewhere and figure yourself out.

195 days ago
25.

cb2013    

Lawless is the only movie of his I actually liked. Kind of sad he seems to have lost his way but isnt that what always happens with most child stars? He's just having a Miley moment but with less nudity and less tongue.

195 days ago
26.

JAXBOB    

You retired now go away, far away, and take Justin Bieber with you.

195 days ago
27.

curtis black    

Holes, I robot, transformers, what artistic integrity?

195 days ago
28.

Jenn    

Shia Ladouche...too easy

195 days ago
29.

Kelly    

Such a chicken-sh*t, self-pitying response to getting caught plagiarizing!

195 days ago
30.

Reed    

Idiot, waste of money.

195 days ago
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