Whats With All This Riff Raff ? James Franco
Well it looks like James Franco‘s may have really stepped in it this time. The 35-year-old star of the the new Broadway play “Of Mice and Men” as well as numerous other films including ‘Pineapple Express’ & ‘Spiderman’ apparently recently got caught in the thirst trap via Instagram, but his scenario was a little more involved than typical.
A 17-year-old Scottish tourist named Lucy took a video of Franco outside of his new play ‘Of Mice and Men’ , in the video you can see Franco saying “tag me” referring to Instagram’s tagging feature. She did just that
The two began to talk over IG.
Which eventually led to text conversations, where Franco repeatedly tried to prove his identity.
Earlier today after reports surfaced, Franco took to his Twitter to “respond”
I’M NOT! I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you http://t.co/I1d4n3yVe0
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) April 2, 2014
Since the “story” initial broke many have been speculating that the whole thing might in fact an elaborate hoax. What gives this idea the most circumstantial credence is the recent film ‘Palo Alto’. The film was based on stories written by Franco and stars him as a High School coach who has an affair with an underage student.
He also posted this photo to Instragram earlier today celebrating his 1.6 million followers, an odd gesture from someone who’s being accused of potential attempted statutory rape via social media.
While that doesn’t prove this incident is false it does make one wonder if this is just some high level trolling style’d PR setup by an actor who is always looking to prove just how unique and artistic he is.
For reference, listen to this 2013 Howard Stern Interview with James Franco
Stay Tuned for any developments.