James Franco is a huge star in Hollywood, or at least he used to be. We loved watching him in movies like 127 Hours, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Spider-man and Planet of the Apes. He’s no doubt a great actor, but he’s been getting in the media more and more over the year, not because of his movies but because of his Instagram antics and allegations of inappropriate behavior. Regardless of his weird behavior, he’s been in a ton of projects lately. He has at least ten going on for 2018 and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
He’s certainly had to deal with some embarrassment over the years. He’s had some embarrassing photos of himself on the Internet, some he was caught in while others he posted himself on Instagram, which he actually deleted. We’re not sure where the bizarre behavior came from, but if we’re really honest, some of the photos creep us out. There are times we have seen his photos and we can’t help but want to click unfollow because it’s just a little much. Sometimes we wonder if he ever leaves his bed or his bathroom for that matter. He won a Golden Globe this year and it pretty much enraged all of the women on the planet because of the assault allegations that have been surrounding him. Check out these 15 photos of James Franco that give us second-hand embarrassment.
15 The Embarrassing And Uninvited Hug
Amber Heard and James Franco were in the film The Adderall Diaries together. This is a photo of the two of them on set and we have to wonder why it looks like Heard is uncomfortable with his arm around her shoulders. If you blow the picture up, it really does look like she’s looking at his arm as if she doesn’t want him touching her. Maybe it’s just an awkward photo, who’s to say? It’s actually kind of funny, well it would be if there weren’t all the harassment allegations floating around the actor. That’s why there is such a movement in Hollywood right now because women don’t want to be in awkward situations any longer. They don’t want to have to worry about losing their jobs because they don’t want another actor’s arm draped around them.
14 The Photo of Him And Christian Slater Together
The last thing you want as harassment accusations are floating around you is to have a photo of you and Christian Slater hanging out to come out. In 2005, Christian Slater was arrested for abuse and was charged for it. So, it looks like Franco is not in good company in the photo. When an interviewer asked Slater in 2017 whether he regretted his wild days he said he doesn't regret anything. "This is such a particular time where we’ve really hit a moment when such extraordinary change has to take place so I’m happy that women’s voices are being taken seriously and this age of secrecy and abuse of power era has to come to an end. I want women and all people to feel comfortable in the workplace, and I try to have that environment in my work.”
13 James Franco’s Obsession With Himself
Well, at least in this photo he is a little more buff, instead of the massive amount of Instagram photos he has posted of his awkward dad bod. What gets us is that some popular celebrities think that people want to see their weird habits on social media. This photo, for example, is just something that no one wants to see. What exactly is this woman doing to him in the bathroom? The most innocent answer would be shaving him, but seriously, he can’t shave himself? There is just something creepy and most definitely embarrassing about some of the photos that he posts on social media. His whole page half the time is TMI. It’s pretty bad that we have to be grateful that he at least has some clothes on.
12 His Bromance With Seth Rogen
These two bonded pretty hardcore when they filmed Pineapple Express together, though it wasn’t the only movie they did together. In this photo as we’re sure you already guessed, these two blokes are naked together out in the wilderness. At the time that the photos were posted, many people hoped that it has something to do with the Discovery Channel show, Naked and Afraid, but who are we kidding, these two probably just did it for kicks. These two have had a bromance for some time now and it’s not the first ridiculous thing they have done together. When they hang out together, it’s usually best to just stay away from their Instagram accounts. Or the entire Internet in general, otherwise, you never know what you’re going to see.
11 That Time He Hosted The Oscars With Anne Hathaway
There was never a more awkward experience than when Anne Hathaway and James Franco decided to host the Oscars together. Man, did the Academy pick poorly that year, mainly because these two had zero chemistry. When Anne Hathaway was being interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, she said this about the experience:"The thing about me and embarrassment is you have to remember is that it all happens on a scale," Hathaway pointed out to Fallon.
"If you think about embarrassment on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a person walking down the street and 10 is, for me, co-hosting the Oscars with James Franco."
It was definitely a bad experience and it even looked like they didn’t like each other during the whole experience. These two should never host an event together again.
10 The "Misunderstanding"
There aren’t too many people that believe James Franco when he says he had no idea that the girl he was trying to sleep with online was a 17-year-old. Seriously, in this day and age, it’s not really that hard to find out how old someone is. The girl saw him at his Broadway-show performance and that’s how it all started. One online commenter Tweeted this after the Golden Globes: “Oh... Is James Franco's pin supposed to read 'My TimesUp?!' Because that 17-year-old IG thing definitely happened.” He’s certainly lost a lot of fans over the years, but he still claims he had no idea.
"But what I’ve learned I guess, just because I’m new to it is like, you don’t know who’s on the other end.
You meet somebody in person and you get a feel for them, but you don’t know who you’re talking to, and, you know? So I used bad judgment. I learned my lesson.”
9 His Bizarre Instagram Photos
This is just one of many bizarre photos that James Franco likes to post on Instagram. Many people have pointed out just how rude and offensive it is for him to post pictures like this. Seriously, what is the point of it? We really don’t want to see Franco grasping at his dad bod. Franco said he doesn’t even think about it as offensive. Of course he doesn’t. He told David Letterman, “There's a lot to get straight here and I don't know if we even have time.
To me it's a fun thing, it's the sort of thing I don't put a lot of thought into, but it gets a lot of attention. I have a lot of followers on Instagram."
We think it’s downright creepy.
8 He Modelled Women's Clothes
Really, we don’t have any words for this. There is no doubt about it, James Franco is a weird guy. But there are a lot of people that love him. He has a huge following on Instagram and he just won a Golden Globe, so he’s likely to become even more famous. Franco has a simple solution to the problem, he said if you don’t like it, then don’t follow him.
"It's not like I'm putting that on billboards. I sensibly Instagrammed it for my fans, now the bloggers are following me on there. So they'll just take it and use my images for whatever they want.
I didn't ask you to look at it, it's what the people want. You don't want to see it, don't follow me. Don't follow me on Instagram."
7 His Skin-Care Routine Is Meticulous
We’re not going to lie, he definitely needs those little strips under his eyes because he’s got bags like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Usually, in his inappropriate selfies, we see him looking like he hasn’t slept in 100 years or he just got off a bender. So, we really don’t blame him for using the strips, we just don’t know why he posts pictures of it. Is this really what his fans are looking for when they follow him? His posts are very similar to that of Bella Thorne’s and Kim Kardashian's. He's either trying to make a statement and being hilarious, or he's just an oddball.
6 His Bizarre Eating Habits
We swear, judging by his photo on Instagram, you would think that James Franco never left his bed. Here we see him looking rumpled once again as he chows down on his breakfast. If you have to have a particular sense of humor to appreciate James Franco's Instagram photos. He doesn't really care what people think, is true to himself, and does what he wants to do. His brother Dave Franco doesn’t seem to mind his brother’s bizarre behavior.
"I know better than to tell him what to do with regard to anything at this point. What a lot of people think is crazy is also what I admire about him.
He does what he wants, and he's not afraid of how people are going to perceive him.”
5 He's All About Lounging In Bed
He has about 100 photos like this one that shows him staring at the camera blankly in various forms of clothing, with or without food. We chose this photo for two reasons — it doesn’t show his dad bod and the pink-cupcakes pyjamas are sort of cute. The reason why people think that his photos are creepy is because they are. He is always staring blankly at the camera as if he’s trying to will someone in the Instagram world to come and cuddle with him. His brother thinks his behavior is “refreshing.”
"Someone in his position who will put himself out on a limb like that, I think it's refreshing.
So I'm not the one to tell him to stop posting naked pictures of himself on Instagram — not that I'm necessarily rushing to check these pictures out — but he can do what he wants."
4 Happy Birthday Jimmy Fallon
If you've got an odd sense of humor and don't really care about societal norms and what people think of you, then James Franco is someone you want to add to your social circle. When Jimmy Fallon announced that he was celebrating his 40th birthday, his staff got together and got him a "special guest" to interview. It turned out to be Seth Rogen and James Franco how jumped out of a cake in pure Chippendale fashion, with Franco saying, "You're under arrest." And as if that wasn't enough, Stevie Wonder came out and sang "Happy Birthday." Who wouldn't want a friend who's willing to put on a police hat and jump out of a giant cake?
3 He Pushes The Limits
The original picture is far more revealing than this one, but we will leave that to your imagination. But it’s yet another Instagram shot of James Franco surrounded by ladies. It’s a wonder why he posts things like this when women have accused him of harassment before. He’s just asking for more attention. These are the types of photos that get people talking. He was surrounded by women on the set of Zeroville, a movie that starred Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, and his buddy Seth Rogen. He captioned the picture with this: "The Telly Savalas files!!! Jk, On set with some of my favorite ladies.” If there's one thing about Franco, he's always trying to push the limit. In an interview with Variety, he explains why he posted so many weird nude shots.
“I was testing the bounds. It’s sort of the way I see people like the Kardashians. They are staking out new ground and what these spaces are.
They are making a lot of money off of it. What will happen if I do that? And you get reactions."
2 He Loves Peanut Butter
He has to give his fans what they want, right? That clearly means getting up in this getup and smearing peanut butter on his face. Sometimes, James Franco will put on little performances for the sake of his fans. If you think this little costume was his idea, it wasn’t. One of his fans suggested he do it to himself because obviously, Franco seems to be down to do anything unusual.
Franco did as the fan asked and one Saturday afternoon, he smeared on peanut butter, makeup, and sprayed himself with whipped cream.
As if that wasn’t bizarre enough for the world to see, he also licked a sock puppet and it was all because some fan wanted him to do it. We are starting to think that Franco likes being an exhibitionist more than anything else.
1 James Franco Winning A Golden Globe
A Twitter war happened when it was announced that James Franco had won an award at the Golden Globes. Two women came forward after the Golden Globes accusing Franco of harassment. Not everyone was impressed when he won. Two specific Tweets went live that must have been at least mildly embarrassing for him. Here is one of them. “Hey James Franco, nice #TimesUp pin at the #GoldenGlobes, remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that!” Tweeted filmmaker and actress Sarah Tither-Kaplan. Yikes, that’s not exactly the kind of information that you want out there and it just goes to show you how much has to change.