Last month, James Franco showed the world his creepy side when he was skeeving around on Instagram trying to pick up 17-year-old Lucy Clode. Now, he is talking about the incident in an interview with Howard Stern — but it doesn’t make it any less creepy.
He said, “The way that the news wants to kind of do it, because these are the flashy headlines, I am pursuing…young women. I’m not going to high schools looking for dates. I’m leaving my work and they’re coming there!”
He went on to say, “So I’m just seeing attractive women. And look, my fan base is like 17-year-old girls. If I do a book signing, it’ll be 17-year-old to 30-year-old women. That’s my biggest fan base. So I saw her, and she’s saying on her page, ‘I love James Franco, blah blah blah.’” I was a gentleman. I said, ‘Do you have a boyfriend?’ And her response was, ‘Not when you’re around.’ So that, to me, sounds like, okay, she’s interested.”
Uh huh, but that doesn’t change the fact that she’s still underage. With regard to her sharing their conversation, he said, “I don’t think she posted it knowing what was going to happen. I think she was somebody that had, you know, 100, maybe at the most 500, friends on Twitter, or followers or whatever. And she’s thinking not, “Here’s a guy hitting on me’, but ‘Here is James Franco, this image I have of James Franco, hitting on me. Oh, my God, my friends will never believe this.’”
He said, “So she’s just used to tweeting something to her friends and she’ll get, you know, 20 likes…[but] when she put that on, obviously people pick up on it. She even took it down. But again, it was too late. And my sense is it turned bad on her.”
He added that he doesn’t like getting the blame for her taking the conversation down from Twitter. He said, “Now people want to say I victim-bashed her. How is she a victim? I was like anybody, just trying to meet somebody. It’s just that my dirty s**t gets put out internationally.”
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