James Franco likes ’em young, apparently

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Despite the fact that it’s April 3rd (which reminds me OH SH!T it’s my younger brother’s birthday, I should call him) we’re still in that buffer area of stories that could potentially be fake because April Fool’s is a stupid fake holiday for buttholes. So take this one with a grain of salt. With that in mind, Gawker is reporting that James Franco reportedly hit on a seventeen-year-old girl over social media, hoooooo boy, does he come across as desperate …

The girl, a small-town Scottish lass named Lucy, says she was on a trip to New York City as an early birthday present, and met Franco at his Broadway show, Of Mice and Men. She took an Instagram video with him, and he told her, “You gotta tag me.” She did, and the 35-year-old Franco began an Instagram flirtation later that night. Lucy posted the whole thing to Imgur, so we now know exactly what James Franco’s text game looks like. It’s possible the messages in these screenshots have been faked, but Lucy did ask Franco to send photo proof of his identity—twice.

You can find the entire conversation on Gawker, but for now, here’s James’ message to parents …


Look, I understand that 17-year-olds aren’t exactly exalted innocents, but at the same time, they’re still pretty dumb. It’s the truth. They’re idiots and they make horrible decisions, and as someone well into adulthood, maybe give them some space? I’m just saying, let ’em fool around with people their own age until they’re mature enough to handle adult relationships.

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