James Franco, an actor, writer, director, and much more has recently been exposed to the world. One night after a showing “Of Mice And Men”, Franco had greeted some fans outside the theatre. However, one fan stood out to him. He had told her to tag him in an Instagram photo she had taken. That tag turned into flirtation. Franco had asked the 17 year old girl several personal questions, such as relationships status, etc. Both Franco and the 17 year old girl, afterwards, were text messaging. Franco stated several statements about meeting up and getting together. The girl had proof that it was Franco, and exposed him for everyone to see. Take a look at the converstation in the photos below:
Once exposed, Franco had a live interview on the Live with Kelly and Michael in New York City. Instead of lying and ignoring the issue, he annouced that he was wrong. Mainly, he stated that he was embarrased of the situation. But, I feel the way he handled it was maturely and not as a problem that would just go away. Click here to watch his interview on the show. Franco does admit to contributing to the text messaging with the underage girl. However, a lot of people are thinking it may have been a publicty stunt for his upcoming movie entitled “Palo Alto”. This is also because it is about his character pursing a relationship with an underage student. Take a look a the trailer below:
Even though Franco has confessed and has stated the truth, do you think this was a legitmate scandal or publicty stunt?