When I first saw James Franco’s Instagram post yesterday afternoon, I thought he had magically tapped into my dream and made two thirds of it come true (he totally owes me such a favor for the time I didn’t report his hot mess-ness at Le Bain). Sadly, his congratulatory sentiments to brother Dave Franco for coupling with Zac Efron – and the realistic looking screenshot of an article about the pair – was merely some sibling-on-sibling joking.
Someone – and I imagine this someone to be a bored James Franco taking a break from Instagramming sleepy shirtless photos – fabricated a screenshot from a Hollywood Life headline. The original story was one about Z and his Neighbors co-star – I use the term loosely – Halston Sage. James captioned the photo, “Effron (sic) and My (sic) brother, dating!!!!!! Congrats, boys! I’m so happy for you!!!”
In addition to the fact that it would be just too much attractive for one couple, you can tell the photo is fake because the author is “Dave Francock” (very mature, boys), and the text doesn’t quite match up.
Tragically, Z is still pairing off with Michelle Rodriguez (ugh), and I’m no closer to a harmonious throuple relationship with both Zac and Dave.
Equally tragic, for James anyway, is that Dave is basking in a spotlight that has temporarily turned away from his older brother. I think James knows he’s old news, and I think he’s pulling this sort of shenanigans in hopes that someone will pay him any attention.
Sorry you’re the 5 minutes ago Franco, James, but please don’t toy with my emotions like this. It’s simply not nice, and I do hate when people are not nice.