Why James Franco Is So Annoying

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Sure, James Franco is hot. Super hot. And hey, when an actor's been involved with projects like Freaks and Geeks, Spider Man, Milk, Howl, and Pineapple Express (we'll just pretend like Eat, Pray, Love and Tristan & Isolde never happened), it's easy to like them. Because those are all cool movies and whenever Franco gives his squinty, puppy dog smile that has the rare power to make crows' feet look sexy, it's hard to even remember what the point of this sentence was supposed to be because drooooooool, tee hee, uh, cheese?

Not to mention, he went to fancy, smarty-pants schools like Columbia, Yale, and Tisch, is part of Judd Apatow's bromance crew, guest stars on General Hospital for shits and giggles, writes poetry and short fiction, and paints. He's a hipster girl's dream come true, including his almost nauseating pretentiousness.

We, (Franco included) in our attempts to connect reality with fantasy, sometimes get an actor confused with the characters he plays. For instance, just because Franco played Allen Ginsberg, doesn't make him a poet. Just because he was in Milk, doesn't mean he's gay (sorry Fire Island). Just because he was 127 Hours (AKA a really long episode of I Shouldn't Be Alive) doesn't mean he has this amazing strength of character. And just because he played James Dean, doesn't mean his personality is pumped full of charisma.

Speaking of charisma, remember the Oscars? Oh wait, that's right, no one watched them because Franco waltzed up on stage and acted like all of it was a joke. Like he had much more profound things to do like go home, light a joint, and write a symphony using only a kazoo and a Casio keyboard while simultaneously learning how to sing all of David Bowie's songs in Mandarin Chinese.

Then he pulls silliness like this --  taking a photo of him and someone he was unprofessional with (coughcoughBruceVilanchcough) after he thought that someone called him out for being unprofessional, plops that photo into MS paint like he's Perez Hilton, and writes something lame (in magenta, no less) like:

"James fucked up the Oscars. Trust me, I KNOW comedy. I mean, come on, I wrote for Bette Midler!"

Hmm...is the joke that Bette Midler is old hat (like a fabulous, vintage teardrop hat) and YOU are new hat (with a propeller) and that someone like Bruce Vilanch who's been writing comedy for years is too old and unhip to get your sophisticated sense of humor/intellect/GENIUS(Three's Company The Drama, anyone)?

Ends up that Vilanch wasn't trying to diss Franco at all. Rather he was defending Franco  against  hater-humping, nay-sayers blogs like ourselves for saying he was about as exciting as a roach clip while hosting the Oscars. Vilanch made light of the situation, saying he would forever cherish Franco's rage-fueled magenta photo.

Both men kissed and made up but Franco's bratty, entitled moment of true character remains on the interwebs forever, making him slightly less cute, Vilanch and Midler slightly more hot, and leaving this blogger with a desire to buy a fabulous, vintage teardrop hat, take a picture of it, upload it into MS Paint, write FUCK YOU FRANCO (in magenta) across it, print it, and try to sell it to a local gallery. Hey, it's art, right?

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Estevezsoledad
Estevezsoledad

plz In each of his roles he carries himself with a sensibility so unlike many other actor and unlike a great handful of actors, he is versatile.I just dont get why people r so negative about him.If he plays a dealer in the funniest comedy ever that means he is high all the time,if he plays a gay role in Milk-Howl they go after 4 being gay, if he decides to go back to school he is prolly cheating sleeping or whatever... the best thing about him is he doesnt give fuck and thats how awesome he is!!!For a man that looks the way he looks (one of the few guys in this world who are worthy of the title, 'gorgeous'),with his talent, degrees and goofiness...he is the most down to earth A-list actors (cruise/pitt will b doing Days of our lives?) lol rock on Mr. Franco!!

For James Franco
For James Franco

Annoying? We wonder how annoying you'll think he is when he draws in what will likely be the biggest and hippest crowd to ever attend Miami's poetry fest next month. We'll be watching. And reading.

Julleess
Julleess

You're so right. That does make him less hot!

Mark
Mark

What I love the most is the apparent belief some of these commenters have that having talent gives someone the license to be an egotistical douche.

LOL U REAL MAD
LOL U REAL MAD

James Franco has more talent in his pinky than you all collectively have.

roseelee
roseelee

He's gone from turning me on to turning me off big time.

The real James is all about c*ck, defecation, murder fanatsies, sex videos and cross-dressing, Noticeably absent are sincere words of affection for the people in his life...like his supposed 5-year girlfriend.

Estevezsoledad
Estevezsoledad

r u his 5year girlfriend?...gfriends mom?if she doesnt care y do you?

TruthSeeker
TruthSeeker

You're apparently confusing James with your own inclinations. And the fact that you're concerned about the life of a celebrity...perhaps you should get a hobby or something...or maybe a makeover. Life is what you make of it.

JamesFrancoSupporter
JamesFrancoSupporter

Drink a little more Haterade why don't you? Give the guy some slack. How much have you achieved in your lifetime. Ivy league education, oscar nods, blockbuster films, that's not to mention the four hundred other hidden talents James Franco has. Maybe he realizes that there's more to life than fame and fortune. His mom's a poet, author and editor, so the apple doesn't far from the tree. Just because you can't understand his artistic existentialism. And it's easy to get sucked into mob mentality. There was a lot of pressure with the Oscars and it's funny how people are so quick to judge, but how many of them have hosted the most important night in the industry. At least he was man enough to apologize for his actions. Geez! He made one slip up in 32 years. Most people have made far more egregious mistakes in their lifetime.

Lauren
Lauren

Thank you! "Annoying" is being charitable. He's ego-maniacal, wildly overrated and, quite frankly, becoming the single most irritating celebridiot on the planet. Fuck you Franco is right.

Sowhatwhocares
Sowhatwhocares

Love this article! I stopped following James Franco because of his unnecessary diss at Bette Midler and Bruce Vilanch. These are Hollywood legends and he needs to show some respect!

Jamesfranco
Jamesfranco

R u serious? James Franco is amazing.1. Hes super smart- Been to 5 colleges/uni for creative writing and has a ton of degrees2. Hilarious- Just check out his twitter! And don;t forget pineapple express and upcoming your highness. 3. Hes creative- Owns an art gallery, published a book and had an oscar nom4. Hes good looking- don't forget that!5. Hes so down to earth- check out his twitter again! look at his pictures! they are just of him and his friends (and his cats). 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... JUST LOOK AT THIS VIDEO AND U WILL FALL IN LOVE-- JUST WATCH PLEASE!7. Like i said- he loves cats! he has 2 and they r his best friends. 8. He is super close with his brother!! again check out the video!9. As for the oscars- he was just at school 2 days before and had to fly in! The day before he has a photo shoot and had to attend the Independant Spirit Awards. And when hes nervous he stiffens up! (hes not stoned) But who wouldnt be nervous about hosting the oscars???? (i thought he was great as a host but thats me).10. Check out the actors studio videos and the esquire photoshoot (with his bro) part 1,2,3,4,5 because u will see how lovable he his. 11. He also said sorry to the oscar writer! Which takes a lot!So please don't go talking bad about people who have had more of life then u ever will

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