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James Franco Tries to Hook Up With Teen Girl Via Instagram?

The ‘This is the End’ actor has found himself in an online scandal… that will be forgotten about by tomorrow.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: April 3rd, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Multi-hyphenate, James Franco, is currently in New York City starring in the new Broadway revival of ‘Of Mice and Men’. Following a recent performance, 17-year old Lucy Clode –a Scottish tourist- took a selfie with Franco in the background after the show.

Clode uploaded the image to Instagram, which launched a conversation between her and the actor, first via Instagram and later through text message.

Franco inquired about whether Clode had a boyfriend, who she was traveling with, asked for her number and offered to book a hotel room at the hotel she was staying at with her mother.

He asks her age, and even after admitting to only being 17, he continues to pursue her. Clode doesn’t believe she is speaking with the famous actor, questioning whether or not she’s being duped on April Fool’s. After asking Franco to prove it truly is him, she is sent a selfie featuring Clode’s name written on a piece of paper.


Clode turns down Franco’s advances, adding that her friends in Scotland won’t believe what’s happened and tells him she’ll be back in touch when she turns 18.

Franco addressed the controversy by posting an image on Instagram of himself with the words “Why are you thirsty for underage ones?” written across it, with the accompanying caption, “I’m not! I hope parents keep their teens away from me. Thank you.”

The entire exchange can be read here.

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