I really wish I wasn’t so busy with non-BPM related commitments right now, because this is the exact type of thing I love making fun of. James Franco had a really dumb appearance on LIVE with Kelly and Michael after hitting on a 17-year-old girl. Anyways, despite the fact that everyone is actually mad about the fact that he hit on an underage girl, Franco blamed the whole thing on being new to social media. I don’t really know what that means as he’s not particularly new to social media, but such is life. Check out the video and see for yourself.
Some people are saying that this is a promotional stunt for Franco’s new movie, Palo Alto, in which he plays a creepy older guy that hits on younger woman. Here’s the trailer:
So I guess that means there’s three possibilities here. One is that Franco went super method to research his part. The second is that this is all a publicity stunt. And the third, of course, is that James Franco is a douchebag who happens to hit (intentionally) on underage women. He was a douchebag before all of this, obviously, so the fact that he happens to hit (intentionally) on underage women is almost not important to proving that he’s a douchebag…since I think it was already well established that James Franco was a douchebag.
That’s one of the things I find most mystifying about this. Everyone seems to act like it’s this awkward accident or something weird like that, but in reality, he very clearly asks the girl if she’s 18, she says not yet and then he keeps pushing. There’s nothing accidental about it.
Regardless of whether it was a publicity stunt or not, James Franco is a douchebag.
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