James Franco found himself the subject of tabloid fodder this week after engaging in some Instagram flirtation with a barely legal teenager. The two allegedly met outside his Of Mice and Men show and had planned to meet each other before finding out she wasn’t even 18.
Yesterday (Apr. 4), the “embarassed” actor stopped by Live! With Kelly and Michael where he nervously fessed up to his wrongdoing.
“I guess I’m just a model of, you know, how social media is tricky. 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.”
He also adds that being a celebrity makes meeting women even more awkward as the world is usually watching his every move.
“Unfortunately in my position, I mean…I have a very good life, but not only do I have to go through the embarrassing kind of rituals of kind of meeting someone, sometimes if I do that then it gets, you know, published for the world so now, you know, it’s like doubly embarrassing.”
We’re just happy he came forward and admitted his mistakes. Perhaps other celebrities should take note? Watch his confession below.
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