Over the past couple of months, James Franco has been continually making headlines. Not for his movies, or for his recent Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, but for his strange behavior on Instagram.
From trying to pick up a teenage girl using the photo sharing app to posting nearly nude selfies to showing off super strange naked paintings of Seth Rogen, many have mused that Franco is either teasing fans and news outlets everywhere, or seriously losing his mind.
During an interview on the Late Show With David Letterman, Franco attempted to defend his recent actions, but whole thing was just sort of uncomfortable.
“There’s a lot to get straight here and I don’t even know if we have time,” the 36-year-old actor said when Letterman questioned him about his racy selfies. “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.”
“It’s not like I’m putting that on billboards,” the Palo Alto star continued. “Ostensibly, Instagram is for my fans. But now all the bloggers are on there so they’ll just take it and use my images for whatever they want.”
Then, when Letterman tried to get Franco to admit that his photos are at the very least, provocative, Franco sort of semi-yells, “I didn’t ask you to look at it! It’s what the people want!,” also adding, “If you don’t want to see it, don’t follow me. Don’t follow me on Instagram.”
Meanwhile, Dave Franco is currently in the midst of promoting his new film Neighbors, and while recently speaking with Conan O’Brien, admitted that he really had no idea what was behind his big bro’s antics.
“I’m not on social media so I wasn’t made aware of this until I started doing the press junket for this movie,” Dave explains. “I don’t know…compared to like some of the other weird things he’s doing, this seems like kind of a refined act, you know?”