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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. 126
    Limit Says:

    @Ticket: he’s just gross. I can’t believe he tried to play the victim on tv after what he did. If I came face to face with him he would know he’s a douche.

  2. 127
    >>>> Says:

    he’s so ugly

  3. 128
    DRE Says:

    James franco treats people like whoooores because he is one!

  4. 129
    King Kong Says:

    That guy has such a weird face.

  5. 130
    Bong Says:

    I think he has no values or respect. I don’t think highly of him. If he didn’t get caught he would not feel bad at all. I would be surprised he’s learned anything; if he tries to screw a teenager in a hotel, he’s attracted to that type of stuff. it’s completely irresponsible of him.

  6. 131
    Closet Says:

    He’s a phony.

  7. 132
    Bunch Says:

    PEDO !!!!

  8. 133
    Sheilla Says:

    @Limit: If he had actually done something with that girl, he would get probabtion. A normal non rich and non famous person would go to prison and then be thrown on the sex offender list.

  9. 134
    Brunch Says:

    James has the peer pan syndrome!

  10. 135
    BIG Says:

    That guy is a creepy head case.

  11. 136
    Ghost Says:

    James is a sad and pathetic man.

  12. 137
    Jump Says:


  13. 138
    Lena Says:

    He’s so gross. And now his little stunt has landed him in our faces. Otherwise, he’d be ignored. Pathetic. Weak sissys like him are too lazy and scared to learn how to become real men in order to keep up with normal strong adult women, so they prey on kids that they know they can easily control.

    So, I take it the stronger our young girls get in society, the lower in age these jello spined men are going to go in order to find female companions that don’t pose threats to their fragile paperthin egos?

    I think I will pass on seeing any movies to watch this dirtbag act out his little young girl romance fantasies on screen.

  14. 139
    Black Says:

    @Lena: i agree with you. this is the first time he gets caught but …..
    do you know that this 15 year old girl who has a blog on james met him when she was 13 years old? In january he send her a disgusting video bringing his tong out and telling her that she could masturbate to that video of him……gross things. and she took it out because she said that she did not want to worsen his image at the moment because she wants to be famous because of her blog on james. I’m grossed out and wished she would have showed what he send her and how he behaved. this is serious;

  15. 140
    Lisa G Says:

    James, you tried to pick up a 17 year old girl, you got caught and now your embarrassed. Stop blaming social media.

  16. 141
    Mary Says:

    He is beyond creepy

  17. 142
    Half Says:

    @Black: I saw that video too. it’s even grosser. She should have left it; he’s a pervert. A 36 year old man trying to get a high school girl in bed in some random New York hotel.

  18. 143
    WTF Kelly Says:

    I can’t stand the way that idiotic Kelly whatsherface was so conciliatory to that prev Franc. All the ridiculous woman had to do was to let him make his stupid, vomit making excuse and move on. She didn’t have to say a damn thing. And for all those posters who are condoning creeper Franco with the “she is of legal age” bulllshit. It just shows how effiing low your standards are, you enabling effwits. I feel sorry for your kids if you have any, or intend to breed.

  19. 144
    TV Says:

    He’s not even sorry, he’s trying to protect it on social media (which he’s been feeding off for years , he loves to control the media and always has, he’s known for that) and trying to blame this as if he was the victim and that you never know is immature of him. If this was not out, he would be proud of himself and would keep on doing this.

  20. 145
    Alfonso Says:

    @WTF Kelly: i agree. there are a lot of people with no moral compass who like to excuse people and close their eyes on shame. and then they blame the victims and we are stuck in a sh!tty mentality. some people just want attention and pretend they side with other people for shady reasons. I hate that. He’s creepy and always has been with his obsession of hardcore sex, rape “artsy” videos, showing naked pictures of himself on the net, playing the gay card…..he did this weird exhibition of rebel with a lot of sex, violence, dildos, blow up dolls, constant porn videos etc….And since he has money and is famous he can get away with anything and keeps on saying it’s performance art! wtf????!!! what is wrong with society?!!!!

  21. 146
    Ana Says:

    This is soooo disgusting…grow up man, he is 35/36 and he nothing learnd good from his life* is he a pedophile ????

  22. 147
    Linda Says:

    @Ana: he seems to be one. this is not the first time he does something like that. he’s dangerous and sick in the head.

  23. 148
    Married Says:

    James franco is a pedophile. period. he needs to get treated for his obsession with barely legals. He’s using his fame to take advantage of young girls with no experience in hotels. Juts like sexual predators.

  24. 149
    Lena Says:


    I had heard vaguely something about that. But not in so much detail. You know what? I really had been “oblivious” to everything Hollywood until maybe a year a half ago. And never even know what a blog was much less “fandom” or who ANY of these guys were. And, I turned off my TV during the election, so I’ve spent my free time on the internet. Its definitely been eye opening. And actually LAST night it actually hit me how out of control things can get in the world because of the internet and the fast pace of messages constantly on us. Shock then desensitization. Shock then desensitization. Etc…

    What I mean is, we are getting so desensitized to shocking behavior because it hits us in 24 hr cycles from every where. And, these grown men in Hollywood are slowly “coming out” and testing the waters to see if their careers can survive even if they are outed as perverts. Charlie Sheen’s openness with hookers, DiCaprio’s serial model “consumption,” Robin Thicke’s sticking his finger up that girls vajayjay in a PR shot, Paul Walker with that high school girl, Pitt with Juliet Lewis, And now Franco. And we all chuckle when their mothers accompany these pushing 40 men to awards shows. It’s getting more and more bizarre yet normal and relaxed.

    I mean, I was on another site where they had a poll and 52% said this does NOT affect their view of this guy. So, you and a few others have the truth that he did something on par with or worse to a 13 year old (depending on that girls state laws) but who knows about it but us few folks on here? God bless Just Jared for giving a forum to at least speak up about it.

    Meanwhile, he goes on NATIONAL television with millions of viewers, and gives his best sheepish embarrassed smile, and everyone not only immediately jumps to his defense, but also volunteers their OWN daughters up to him in sacrifice, and condemns the minor girl for not “keeping his private affairs private”. How many 13 year olds did that 17 year old girl spare similar Franco videos in the future by outing him?

    I should not be so naive because I deal with child abuse and domestic cases daily and have done so for years, but despite this, I STILL Can’t believe what adults do to minor children WITHOUT conscience or fear of retribution. It is beyond me and I have NEVER been able to get used to it. Judges say it all the time, and I agree, “there is a special place in hell for anyone who would try to exploit or harm a child.” 13 years old? That’s pathetic. Even if the girl at that age THINKS she’s a missy hot pants or tries to act like an adult, she still is a kid and needs protection from adults, not explocitation or abuse.

    Thanks for sharing what you know. God bless…. :)

  25. 150
    See Says:

    @Lena: I am mad as well. some sick things going on in hollywood. franco is much darker than what people think. he’s manipulative and sick in the head. people hide and protect the predators. it’s makes me so mad.

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