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James Franco admits to hitting on teenage girl via social media

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Let this be a lesson to parents, pay attention to what your kids are doing online. On April 4, James Franco admitted to the allegations that he tried to pick up a teenage girl online this week according to New York Daily News.

What if 17-year old Scottish teenager Lucy Clode had agreed to meet up with James Franco? What if he had secured a hotel room? Well, the answer to that is probably nothing aside from the hit to his reputation. In New York State, the age of consent just happens to be 17 so while James Franco is a bit creepy for hitting on the teen, he did nothing illegal.

Thank goodness the teenage named Lucy has a good head on her shoulders. Other girls her age criticized the Scottish teen for not meeting up with Franco. Some social media users called her crazy for turning down the opportunity. Others commended her for not meeting up with him. Either way, she has a great story to tell.

As far as Franco, he is calling this slip up "bad judgment." James Franco blames his err in judgment on his newness to social media, saying he is embarrassed. Well he certainly should be embarrassed at minimum. The screen shots of the conversation went viral and showed that Franco clearly knew Clode was only 17-years old. He even asked her when she turned 18 and should he get a hotel room after that fact.

When the story initially hit the news, Franco responded via Twitter first. His tweet read "I'm not! I hope parents keep their teens away from me. Thank you." Indeed, parents please keep your teenage girls away from Mr. Franco.

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