Who's the bigger twit-wit? Emile Hirsch mocked his former friend Shia LaBeouf in a series of tweets Wednesday, joining a long list of celebrities who've virtually rallied against the eccentric movie star.
LaBeouf first tweeted "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" on Jan. 13. One week later, he shared the same message and decided to tweet the declaration daily through Feb. 9. At the Nymphomaniac premiere, LaBeouf covered his head using a paper bag with "I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE" written on it.
Earlier in the day, LaBeouf abruptly walked out of a press conference in Berlin after responding to just one question about being in a movie with so many sex scenes. "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much," he said, quoting (but not crediting) French soccer legend Eric Cantona, who first said it at a press conference in 1995.
Hirsch began mimicking LaBeouf's tweets on Feb. 12 by writing, "I AM NOT FAMOUS TO BEGIN WITH." Less than 30 minutes later, he added, "I AM BEGINNING TO FEEL SLIGHTLY MORE FAMOUS." The 28-year-old Lone Survivor star then told his Twitter followers, "I TAKE IT BACK, STILL NOT FAMOUS."
The teasing didn't end there. "I AM...CONFUSED ABOUT HOW FAMOUS OR NOT FAMOUS I MIGHT POTENTIALLY BE...ANYMORE...," Hirsch wrote, parodying his peer. "I AM...ACCIDENTALLY ON CAPS."
LaBeouf—who recently tweeted that he is retiring "from all public life"—has also been teased by Jim Carrey, Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Bill Murray, Patton Oswalt, Seth Rogen and more stars. The actor resurfaced in L.A. Wednesday with a paper bag over his head. It was part of his #IAMSORRY collaboration with Finnish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö and meta-modernist Turner.