Shia LaBeouf slams Jim Carrey after Golden Globes joke

Soraya Roberts
·Blogger

Shia LaBeouf came out of retirement to fire back at Canadian comedian Jim Carrey. The 27-year-old "Nymphomaniac" star, who claimed on Jan. 10 that he was "retiring from all public life," took issue with Carrey's jibe about him at the Golden Globes on Sunday.

Carrey, 51, was presenting an award at the ceremony when he quipped, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. ... I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that. So young, so wise."

The comedian's dig was referencing LaBeouf's recent controversies, specifically when he was accused of plagiarizing graphic novelist Daniel Clowes for his own short film.

After Carrey's joke, LaBeouf took to Twitter to air his anger.

"At least I don't get arrested for indecency on major LA highways! Or abandon love child's," he wrote, according to ET Canada (the tweet has since been deleted).

Carrey has never been arrested (as far as we can tell), so it is unclear what LaBeouf was referring to in the first part of his message. The "love child" he was referencing was apparently Carrey's 26-year-old daughter, Jane, who seems to have a warm relationship with her famous father.

LaBeouf later apologised to the "Dumb and Dumber To" star with the tweet, "Jim Carrey states that he is deeply involved in his daughter's life — I accept that, regret tweet on the matter. Apologies to both parents." That message, too, was later deleted.

LaBeouf was still posting bizarre tweets about Carrey on Monday.

As usual, LaBeouf is the only one in on the joke — Carrey has not responded.