Only apparently ironically. The denouement of LaBeouf’s descent into plagiarism:
The Twitter apologies continued until New Year’s Eve, when LaBeouf wrote on Twitter that he was sorry for “offending you for thinking I was being serious instead of accurately realizing I was mocking you,” a statement that was taken from a Red State article and that declared a strange sort of victory. But none of this started off as an attempt at ironic plagiarism.
At least, we hope. Personally, I liked Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull more than most of my colleagues, but the various Transformers movies left a bad taste in my mouth.
PS: I actually don’t want to be too hard on the kid. Nobody’s paying him to think, which is apparently why he’s so bad at it…