James Franco defends creepy naked selfie: “It’s what people want to see”

James Franco has defended his slightly creepy near-naked selfie, insisting it’s what his followers what to see.


by Jack White |
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Last week the 36-year-old actor ‘treated’ his fans to the snap of him almost naked save for a pair of old, slightly washed out white underwear.

The picture was quickly deleted but James defended his actions when speaking to David Letterman on The Late Show.

He said: “To me it’s just a fun thing, it’s something that I don’t put a lot of thought into but it gets a lot of attention, I have a lot of followers on Instagram.”

The Of Mice and Men star insisted he was only giving his fans what they wanted, and that he wasn’t doing any harm.

James defended his selfie, insisting it's what his fans want to see
James defended his selfie, insisting it's what his fans want to see

He said: “It’s not like I’m putting it on billboards – Instagram is for my fans but now the bloggers are following me on there so they’ll just take it and use it as they want.

“It’s provocative. I didn’t ask you to look at it, it’s what the people want!”

Continuing, James said that if his posts upset some people then they shouldn’t be following him.

He added: “Why is it my fault now? I had nothing to do with it. If you don’t want to see it, don’t follow me.”

James made headline last month when his Instagram conversation with a 17-year-old fan was leaked. During the conversation, James asked if she was single, how old she was and whether he should book a room for them.

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