Remember That Time James Franco Tried Hooking Up With A 17-Year-Old Girl Through Instagram?

James Franco Kisses
James Franco kisses and flirts with himself.
Now, I always try to give James Franco the benefit of the doubt when people call him creepy.

I mean, he’s a great actor, he’s clearly a smart dude and he’s pretty cute (although my preference is for his brother Dave). But even I can’t come with an explantation for these Instagram messages and Tweets that showed up on the internet today between James and a 17-year-old girl from Scotland.

The story goes that said girl went to see James in Of Mice and Men on Broadway two days ago. 

She met him at the stage door, took some photos, tagged him on Facebook, then got a private Instagram photo from him, which lead to private Instagram messaging. James seems pretty aggressive in the messages asking if she has a boyfriend, if he should get a room, if he can have her number, etc.

Things finally lead to texting, but after he proves it’s really him with her name written on a piece of paper, things seem to fizzle out. Once the photos from their exchange hit the internet, James posted saying he wasn’t hitting on underage girls, but then Instagram photo.

Launch the gallery to check out their full conversation. It’s kind of bizarre. What do you guys think of James Franco now? And just an FYI, the age of consent in New York is 17.