So, James Franco was caught trying to meet with a 17-year-old Scottish tourist he met on Instagram earlier this week. The two made a connection when the lassie posted a video of the Spider-Man star on her Instagram account, and started exchanging (desperate) messages that were published on the Internet for the whole world to see. The 35-year-old movie star was guest on the Kelly and Michael Show to promote his latest film Palo Alto when he decided to clear the air and discuss the matter.
From Daily Mail:
'It's the way that people meet each other today, but what I've learned- I guess because I'm new to it- is you don't know who's on the other end,' he said.
'You get a feel for them, you don't know who you're talking to.
'I used bad judgement and I learned my lesson.'
'Unfortunately in my position, not only do I have to go through the embarrassing rituals of meeting someone, but if I do that, then it gets published for the world so it's doubly embarrassing,' he said.
The age of consent is 17 years old, so technically Franco wasn't doing anything wrong. In the future, Franco should stay away from Tinder (or writing about Tinder) and OKCupid to avoid getting into anymore awkward situations. The online dating world is a scary place, and no one is safe.
Maybe Franco pulled a "Daniel Day Lewis" and can't get out of the role he played in Palo Alto? What if Franco is such a good actor that he immersed himself in this role so deeply that teenage girls is the only thing he's attracted to?
You have all been warned:
I'M NOT! I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you http://t.co/I1d4n3yVe0
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) April 2, 2014
(via Daily Mail)