Friday’s here and James Franco celebrates with another shirtless selfie!
The 36-year-old actor posted yet another questionable picture on Instagram with the caption “SELFIEMADNESS The adderall diaries”.
In the picture, the This Is The End star appears shirtless while posing with his underwear exposed in a provocative manner as he mimics the image posted next to his mirror – a 1975 Rober Mapplethorpe self-portrait.
No stranger to posting indecent photos on Instagram, Franco shared a photo earlier this month in which he pulled down his white boxer briefs, on the verge of fully exposing himself. He did however, defend the image to David Letterman later on.
“There’s a lot to get straight here and I don’t even know if we have time,” said Franco. “But to me, it’s just a fun thing. It’s something I don’t put a ton of thought into, but it gets a lot of attention. I have a lot of followers on Instagram.”
He added: “It’s not like I’m putting that on billboards. Ostensibly, Instagram is for my fans. But now all 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!”
Prior to posting the headline-making pic, Franco came under fire after he used Instagram to hit on a 17-year-old tourist.
The Pineapple Express star first addressed the incident during an April 4th appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael. “I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of, you know, how social media is tricky,” he said. “It’s a way people meet each other today. 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.”
And he later responded to the scandal again on SiriusXM’s Howard Stern Show.
“Seventeen is legal in New York, but that being said, it’s still pretty damn young,” said the actor who is currently single. “They make it out like I’m pursuing young women. I’m not going to high schools looking for dates. I’m leaving my work and they’re coming there. So, I’m seeing attractive women.”
As for why he tried to initiate the hook-up?
“Like anybody, I was just trying to meet somebody,” Franco told host Howard Stern. “It’s just that my dirty s–t gets put out internationally.”