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In a Brilliant Show of Hypocrisy James Franco Wore a “Time’s Up” Pin—The Internet Does Not Forget

No pin is large enough for James Franco to hide behind and no amount of black clothing can hide his terrible past. Franco attended the Golden Globes last night where he won the award for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy for The Disaster Artist. He wore a black suit with a Time’s Up pin in support of the night’s protest against sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct. Franco’s gesture and the Golden Globes’ decision to honor him, many pointed out, felt like an insult for a night that was intended as a protest and opportunity to support survivors and victims.

New allegations surfaced against the actor, notably from Breakfast Club actress Ally Sheedy who wrote in now-deleted tweets:

“Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya.”

“Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table [at the] Golden Globes #MeToo.”

“James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business.”

Sheedy worked with Franco in the 2014 off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift. Others pointed to the incident in 2014 where the actor was caught trying to arrange a hotel hookup with a 17 year old. At one point during the news cycle, he tweeted, “I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME.”

On Twitter, two more women shared experiences with Franco acting like a predator and criticized his hypocrisy of wearing the Time’s Up pin:


(via Vulture, image: Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock)

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