So, you remember yesterday when James Franco was caught trying to pick-up a 17-year-old girl via Instagram, right?
Of course you do, because the story was both absurd and amazing. You would think that James Franco would want to put it behind him and act like it never happened. But that was not the case this morning on Live with Kelly & Michael.
The actor, who was there to plug his Broadway show Of Mice and Men, felt the need to address the situation. But he did it in a very interesting way.
First off, James seems to imply that he’s a victim of social media. “I’m embarrassed. I guess I’m just a model about how social media is tricky. It’s a way people meet each other today, but what I’ve learned, I guess just cause I’m new to it, it’s like you don’t know who’s on the other end…I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson.”
OK, that sounds fine, other than the fact that he’s definitely not new to social media. But then he goes on to bemoan the life of a famous person. “But unfortunately in my position I mean I have a very good life but not only do I have to go through the embarrassing kind of rituals of meeting someone, sometimes if I do that then it gets, you know, published for the world so now it’s doubly embarrassing.”
No James, it’s not embarrassing when you meet someone, it’s embarrassing when you hit on a 17-year-old girl and immediately suggest getting a hotel room. Watch the video above and tell us what you think of James’ “statement” in the comments below. Personally, I’m not buying it.