James Franco Calls Gawker’s Suggestion That’s He’s Gay ‘Homophobic’

James Franco Calls Gawker's Suggestion That's He's Gay 'Homophobic'

Yesterday Gawker posted  "James Franco Is Living With a Man,", which suggested that Franco and actor Scott Haze were "live-in boyfriends" basically based on two sentences in a New York Times article about him. It called the relationship "somewhat ambitious, seemingly gay, probably romantic," and Franco took to Facebook with this response:

We’re not so sure if the Gawker post in question is necessarily homophobic, but we’ll agree with Franco’s sarcastic suggestion of it’s "cutting edge scoop." Franco has had a borderline obsession with incorporating explicit queerness into his work for years, and thus fucking with a confused mainstream media in the process. Discussions of whether or not he’s "gay" are probably among the least interesting things to talk about when it comes to Franco, who seems to basically be beyond simplistic classification. Or at least that’s maybe just what he wants us to think…  Either way, Gawker’s post is definitely not some sort of revelation. It details the kind of thing Franco has been doing for years.

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As usual, people are paying too much attention to things that really don't concern them….


James Franco is not straight BUT he might not be gay either. Why does the press ignore male bisexuality? It is clear as the day that Franco is at least BISEXUAL. Franco interest in gay sex and gay male porn is not something a straight man would be into in the public sphere. Franco has an intense interest in male homosexuality that is just not just to shock fans. I am glad Gawker published the essay he needs to be outed. The LGBT people should be ashamed at Franco he is using homosexuality to try to get a rise out of people. The man is not straight end of story he needs to stop these silly games and just come out!


I think you're taking the quote out of context? The original Gawker article pointed to NYT's reportage of gay couples as problematic. 'But theirs is the kind of relationship—somewhat ambiguous, seemingly gay, probably romantic—that almost always sends The New York Times into a bizarre moral panic.'

So I think Franco is referring, in jest, to Gawker's 'scoop' of the NYT as being homophobic, which considering its historic coverage of HIV/AIDS isn't entirely off the mark…

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