“No one can produce an excellent excuse like you.”
Disney fans likely remember that line from the iconic-to-millenials musical episode of Even Stevens. And now the song “I Always Find a Way,” sung by a preteen Shia LaBeouf about talking/lying his way out of anything, takes on new relevance in the wake of LaBeouf’s long-running plagiarism scandal.
It’s exhausting to keep up with: First, LaBeouf admitted he plagiarized Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano in a short film, then he unleashed a series of also-plagiarized apologies culminating most recently in a sky written one that also randomly drew the attention of Lena Dunham. And as over it as you, a person who was done with LaBeouf right around the time of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, might be, he’s clearly not anywhere close to done with infuriating the Internet.
So instead of us saying anything more, we’ll just let LaBeouf give his very own statement, straight from the lyrics of his 2002 Even Stevens tune: He’ll always find a way to get out of something, whether it’s gym class or consequences for lying. Check out this old musical clip below:
Personal note to Shia: If you’re going to keep doubling down on the plagiarism and the apologies, maybe you could work in “We Went To The Moon (in 1969)”? Millennials thank you in advance.