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VIDEO: James Franco Admits to Trying to Hook Up With a 17-Year-Old

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Well it’s definitely not R. Kelly bad, but James Franco got himself into a bit of trouble earlier this week when news broke that the 35-year-old actor hit on a 17-year-old fan.

And by “hit on,” we mean it looks like he tried to get laid.

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Franco met the underage girl, Lucy Clode, at a fan signing for his Broadway show Of Mice and Men.

He then reached out to her through Instagram’s messaging system and then stepped it up to texting.

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What really did him in were the selfies though, which provided concrete evidence for what otherwise could’ve been dismissed as tabloid-hatched gossip.

 

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To Franco’s credit, he came straight out and spoke candidly about the mishap.

“I’m embarassed and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky,” said Franco on Live With Kelly and Michael, adding,”I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson.”

At least Franco had the presence of mind to not pull an Anthony Weiner. Watch Franco discussing the incident in further detail below.

Still, a lot of people are wondering whether James is a major perv or a clever prankster.

He has a movie coming out this month called Palo Alto in which he plays a soccer coach who sleeps with high school girls.

Hm.

James does have like a bazillion college degrees, so it comes a surprise that he’d be dumb enough to hit on a 17-year-old so directly, and essentially, publicly. (Nothing on Instagram stays on Instagram!)

Is Franco an idiot or is this all part of some very sick but very James Franco-like plan to get us talking about him?

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