James Franco is a showbiz stud who is generally thought of as not having a problem getting the girls he goes after. 17-year-old Lucy Clode from Scotland got a look at the movie star's romantic tenacity when she met him at an autograph signing in New York. After making an Instagram video of him and being told to tag him (and oh, she did) things started to get weird. Luckily for us, she decided to document the whole creepy correspondence.
Clode and Franco soon started direct messaging one another where she tells him that she's in New York with her mom for her 18th birthday (which isn't until next month). That doesn't seem to slow down old Franco.
Clode eventually turned him down after the DMs turned to texts, but to prove that it was really him, Franco wrote her name on a piece of paper and sent her a photo of him holding it.
The exchange started circulating the internet and soon Franco had this in a response:
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The tweet in question was intended to tie in to Wednesday night's episode of The Colbert Report in which they discussed the hypocrisy of the Washington Redskin's owner Dan Snyder, who responded to criticism by creating a foundation to help provide more opportunities for "Original Americans."
But without room to adequately reference that announcement in a satirical way per usual of the program, the words alone came across as simply racist. Thus an outburst of negative responses from the show's Twitter followers:
Many people think that Nick Cannon has gone a little too far in his effort to promote his new album, "White People Party Music." Wearing whiteface makeup and sporting a new wardrobe and surfer accent, the rapper's recently uploaded photos and videos to Instagram have triggered quite the online debate.
Egress Methods is its name and creating rhyming ways to leave your lover is its game. The Twitter bot was programmed to randomly generate a new method of breaking up every few hours based on Paul Simon's hit song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." So no need to be coy, Roy...just slip out the back, Jack. And if neither of those are your name, just check out this Twitter feed, and you'll have the rhyming answer on how to leave your lover in no time.
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