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James Franco Admits to Trying to Pick Up 17-Year-Old Girl on Instagram: 'I'm Embarrassed'

James Franco Admits to Trying to Pick Up 17-Year-Old Girl on Instagram: 'I'm Embarrassed'

James Franco appeared on Live! with Kelly & Michael early Friday morning (April 4), where he admitted he did in fact try and pick up a young teen girl on Instagram.

“I’m embarrassed and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky. You just don’t know who is on the other end,” the 35-year-old actor, who is currently on Broadway in Of Mice & Men, said on the show. “I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson.”

“I was feeling awkward — I didn’t want to come on the show and just feel awkward,” James added. “I’m embarrassed.”

News broke yesterday that James had tried to pick up the Scottish teen named Lucy Clode via the social media site. James responded to the whole incident on his Twitter, saying “I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you”

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176 Responses to “James Franco Admits to Trying to Pick Up 17-Year-Old Girl on Instagram: 'I'm Embarrassed'”

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  1. 1
    Paulie Says:

    Huh? She specifically told him she wasn’t 18. It’s not like she was pretending to be older.

  2. 2
    loli Says:

    Oh no, I love that guy but this is creepy ! :/
    Check my work: https://www.facebook.com/LoliPics

  3. 3
    Xxxxx Says:

    He got caught but he’s done much worse in the past. He’s gross. If he didn’t get caught he wouldn’t care at all. he’s a pervert. He’s what like 36? she’s still a teen. This is too gross. can’t believe it. shame on him.

  4. 4
    Xoxo Says:

    Social media is not tricky….you are 35 yrs old and not 20
    She specifically said her age to you and u actually tried to take advantage
    And you’re the the one judging Kimye….? They’re a mature couple,
    Something Franco is lacking is an over 27yrs who will take his sorry a$$
    Seriously. Karma is a bish, if u see her tell her I said thnx!!

  5. 5
    Native NYker Says:

    as if there anyone out there who wouldn’t do the same or want to get into Franco’s pants… come on…

    xo
    Native NYker
    http://rantsthoughtsmerde.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/justin-theroux-the-leftovers-photo-exclusive/

  6. 6
    Who Cares? Says:

    17 is legal in a lot of states. It’s like the weed laws go to Vegas and they frown upon it yet go to Colorado and they encourage it. I have no problem with teenagers 16 and up making their own decisions when it comes to consensual sex. They can be charged as an adult if they take someones life so what is the big deal if they dabble in a little sex.

  7. 7
    Rosie Says:

    How is social media tricky, when that girl was very upfront and told him more then she should have? He’s embarrassed that he got caught and that girl was smart because she repeatedly questioned if it was actually him.

  8. 8
    allison Says:

    Bad judgement that he did it via social media. Not that he tried to pick her up and take her right to a hotel room. Everyone know he’s done this many times before.

  9. 9
    Peter Says:

    Bad judgment? Tricky social media? How pathetic this guy is? He is 35 and the girl told him that she is not 18 and he was asking her if she has a room or if he should book one.He is a sick pervert.

  10. 10
    marple Says:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/james-franco-addresses-his-instagram-messages-with-a-17-year?s=mobile

  11. 11
    Vanessa Says:

    He’s just trying to find a lame excuse. he’s not new to social media, he’s been on it for years. he’s trying to act like a victim. he’s a 36 year old man trying to fvck a 17 year old, wtf? he’s done some nasty things in the past and forces people to get naked and do weird stuff while filming them. he’s a pedophile.

  12. 12
    Asdf Says:

    Hm, I thought it could’ve been a made up story with photoshop because it’s so easy to create fake texts. I wasn’t convinced with the picture he “sent” her either because it looked like a fan picture someone just randomly took of him. Well, now I guess we know it’s true. Harry Styles dated two women in their thirties when he was 17 but no one ever called those women gross. Double standards. It’s gross either way.

  13. 13
    Living in a box Says:

    Okay, hmmm, there is an article on the other website. The title is Is Lucy Clode a victim or a villain? on that website they release all the conversation between Lucy and James. James did asked her when is her birthday but she didn’t answer him but James did know that she is nearly 18.

  14. 14
    50000 Says:

    He’s been with much younger women in the past. people know about this one but they don’t know about all the shady things he does. james franco the addicted kiddie porn freak!

  15. 15
    Bonie Says:

    He’s a narcissistic pervert. He’s a pedophile and needs to be treated for his disease.

  16. 16
    People Says:

    @Living in a box: shut up! he is a lame predator. he’s done worse in the past, everybody knows how mean that guy is. he doesn’t care about anybody. he’s weird and old. and his face is ugly.

  17. 17
    Unsealed Says:

    James knew what he was doing? he got caught and now he has to say what his PR team told him to say, he’s not being honest.

  18. 18
    Maddy Says:

    I’m surprised and embarrassed for him. Maybe this is an extreme way for him to get into character for his new movie like Jared was saying in the last post. If not.. what the heck dude?

  19. 19
    Wendie Dox Says:

    first of all.. he had met her., she wasn’t a total stranger, and she approached him and told him that she was the girl he had met on the street… and she told him she was going to be 18 in a week.

    he admitted the mistake in judgement. over. its not like he was a war criminal. sheesh.

  20. 20
    yeahhh!!! Says:

    Booooo james booooooooo, everybody knows that you like to exploit other people and try to dominate them. I think you were really traumatized by your ex teacher Robert C. who used to control you. Why take your revenge on teenagers?

  21. 21
    NEWS Says:

    @Wendie Dox: he’s been a long time pervert. He likes teenagers, is obsessed with them. Boy does james like to film people naked and make them do weird stuff. This is not the first time you act like a pervert, it’s a known fact. ugly *****!

  22. 22
    Clips Says:

    Why a 17 year old girl? Lots of girls who are older who are pretty. He’s a pervert.

  23. 23
    Paola Says:

    @Bonie: narcissistic!!! pervert not.

  24. 24
    Farts Says:

    He manipulates people in order to get what he wants. he’s just dumb. He has people doing most of his work for him anyway. it’s all part of his personnnnaaaaaa ooouuhhhhhh. him and his freaking persona and his phony image. he gets on everybody’s nerves.

  25. 25
    OK Says:

    Love your writings james….NOT

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