Well, maybe not exactly a Weiner, but close enough.
All hell broke loose for James Franco earlier this week when private messages between Franco and a 17-year-old Scottish girl named Lucy Clode were leaked. The conversation shows the actor attempting to meet up with the teen at an NYC hotel while she was visiting the Big Apple.
Though the legal age of consent in New York is in fact 17, some were still a little creeped out by Franco for more reasons than one.
First of all, why go after a 17-year-old when there are PLENTY of willing adults? Secondly, why is James Franco trolling the internet for dates and lastly, why is JAMES FRANCO trolling the INTERNET for dates!? We can’t imagine he would have a hard time picking up a girl at a bar like the rest of Manhattan!
The 35-year-old appeared on “Live with Kelly and Michael” this morning and addressed the issue saying, “I didn’t want to come on the show and. Just feel awkward, so uh, yeah. I mean I guess, you know, I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of, you know, how social media is tricky… so I used bad judgment. I learned my lesson.”
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan praised the actor for his honesty in the situation. Strahan said, “I always think honesty and not avoiding anything is always the best policy and I appreciate that.”
Now the question is- is art imitating life for the actor or was he just trying to be generous by giving Clode an instant Instagram career?
Franco’s latest film “Palo Alto” just happens to be about a teen hooking up with her much older teacher played by James.
Interesting… regardless of what Franco was thinking when he sent the messages, ITM wants James to know, we are more than happy to fix you up with someone… IN PERSON! A-List movie star is usually a pretty good selling point.
Be sure to check back for ITM’s coverage of the TriBeCa Film Festival where Franco will be premiering his new flick, “Palo Alto” which co-stars Emma Roberts.
Tune into ITM’s latest series “Movies You Wanna Watch” later this month!
That’s your latest In The Mixx Fixx!