35-year-old “Child of God” actor James Franco made headlines yesterday for trying to pick up an 18-year-old girl on Instagram. Scottish tourist Lucy Clode met the star while he signed autographs outside a theater. Franco contacted her on Instagram when she tagged him in a photo of herself posing near the actor. Clode later posted screen caps of Franco’s urgent IG messages on Imgur.com after the actor contacted her on IG and invited her to his hotel room for an intimate rendezvous.
After initially denying Clode’s accusations on Twitter.com Thursday, Franco came clean this morning on Live With Regis and Kelly. “I’m embarrassed and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky,” the actor said.
Am I the only one who doesn’t see the big deal? 18 is not exactly a baby. Even if she was 17, She can legally consent to sex at age 17 in many states.
Franco, who is not married, is a hot blooded man who was simply answering the call of nature. The same hypocritical media who howled about Franco’s transgressions were conspicuously silent on the subject of deceased actor Paul Walker dating his 16-year-old girlfriend.