On Jan. 14, 2014, Carrey's ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy said on her talk show "The View": "You can attack myself, but don't bring my children into it. And I'm sure it's the same for Jim ... Jim and I have become friends now since our breakup. We dated for five years, and I got to know his daughter, Jane, who is a lovely, lovely girl. It's completely uncalled for and wrong. Jim is a great father. He loves Jane more than anything in the world. Shia did apologize and Jim did take it, but the whole thing is, do not bring our children into it."
LaBeouf (who is best known for starring in the first three "Transformers" movies) has been at the center of controversy over the past several months, including public fighting and accusations of plagiarism. LaBeouf has made numerous public apologies for his short film "HowardCantour.com." which he admitted copied significantly from Daniel Clowes' graphic novel "Justin M. Damiano." Although "HowardCantour.com" was shown at film festivals beginning in 2012, the plagiarism accusations didn't come until December 2013, when LaBeaouf posted the movie online.
His "retirement from all public life" didn't last long because LaBeouf went on Twitter to make a personal attack against Carey on Jan. 13, 2014.
It all started when Carrey made a joke on stage while he was a presenter at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12. Carrey joked, "Dying is easy. Comedy is hard ... I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that."
LaBeouf then lashed out on Twitter by posting a YouTube video of Carrey's daughter's band, the Jane Carrey Band, with this accompanying message: "At least I don't get arrested for indecency on major LA highways! Or abandon love child's."
LaBeouf, however, has been arrested multiple times for incidents related to his drunken behavior.
Jane Carrey, 26, is Jim Carrey's daughter from his marriage to his first wife, Melissa. Jane Carrey, who was an "American Idol" contestant in 2012, has not publicly commented on LaBeouf's insult.
Jim Carrey has not publicly commented either, although McCarthy has revealed that Carrey has privately accepted LaBeouf's apology.
Jim Carrey is also no stranger to recent controversy. In 2013, he publicly denounced his involvement in the movie "Kick-Ass 2," by saying he regretted doing the film because he thinks it glorifies violence. Carrey subsequently refused to participate in promoting the movie.