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As more and more accusations roll in about famous and powerful men doing unspeakable things and getting away with it, more terrible apologies come in at the same time.

The non-apologies of abusive men frequently divert blame away from themselves and use language to distance themselves from facing the consequences.

So many of them deny the incidents which they are accused of due to a lack of memory, but how would they remember those moments which are so normalised to them, yet so horrendous for their victims?


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First up: it’s resident gross misogynistic and inherently mediocre comedian Louis CK.

Louis C.K.’s memorably controversial apology definitely concealed the truth, gaining flack for using words like “regret” and “remorse” instead of a straight-up “I’m sorry.”

He fesses up to his behaviour, most likely because of the overwhelming amount of evidence and accusations of harassment going back years, but doesn’t say he is sorry. It’s certainly an deflective rhetoric, which points out the seeming reverence which women apparently had for him.


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Donald Trump

The Access Hollywood footage of him bragging about “grabbing women by the pussy” was widely circulated and showed the entire world his ruthless perpetuation of rape culture.

He has never apologised for his behaviour, even deflecting to Bill Clinton: “Bill Clinton has actually abused women, and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimated his victims," he said.

Kevin Spacey

In one of the worst apologies known to mankind, Spacey totally deflected his part in sexually assaulting Anthony Rapp when he was only 14 by coming out, essentially implying that he was a predator because of his homosexuality. Needless to say, it offended a lot of people.

Rapp said Spacey picked him up, put him on his bed and "was trying to get with me sexually" in 1986, when Spacey was 26.

“I honestly do not remember the encounter,” in other words, and possibly more disturbingly, his abuse of power never dawned on him as memorable because it never dawned on him as abusive.

James Franco

James Franco offered a statement after five women from his acting class accused him of demeaning and exploitative behaviour, which was about as respectful as R. Kelly lyrics. Busy Phillips has recently claimed that he was a bully on the set of Freaks and Geeks in her new memoir

Franco responded by telling Stephen Colbert on the Late Late Show:

“Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. But I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice, because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way”

He is desperately trying to portray his support for a movement which should be taking him down. The entire statement reeks of narcissism, Franco solely recalls his own choices, words, and tone as HE remembers it.

Harvey Weinstein.

The movie mogul whose sexual and physical predations started the campaign and led to his arrest, issued an apology quoting a fabricated Jay-Z lyric:

"Jay Z wrote in 4:44 “I’m not the man I thought I was and I better be that man for my children.” The same is true for me.."

His contrition partially hinges on how he phrases his remorse, but this man clearly couldn’t care less about how he treats women or his family. Let his terrible apology rot alongside him in jail, if he even gets a sentence longer than a month.

Remember: these are only the apologies of men who have been caught. Some men who have been caught or accused have never apologised, nor have they felt the true consequences of their actions. 

Choices, words and tone sound entirely different to women who live their lives in a culture that still canonizes men as the ultimate figures of intrinsic authority. Our culture regularly denies women agency over their own bodies even as it exploits and commodifies them simultaneously.


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“Boys will be boys” as they say.

To which we respond: “Boys will be held accountable for their actions.”


This month's issue of Vanity Fair has been hitting the headlines due to some pretty interesting photoshopping choice. 

Now, however, it has come to light that the cover, which features a number of Hollywood's most critically acclaimed star.

The cover was short one celeb, who had been shot for the cover and then digitally removed, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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James Franco was intended to stand alongside the likes of Oprah, Zendaya and Harrison Ford on the cover.

However, his place was retracted after the LA Times published a story in which five separate women made sexual misconduct allegations against the actor. 

The expose came just days after the actor collected a Golden Globe award for his work in The Disaster Artist.

'We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him," a Vanity Fair spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. 

Franco has not commented on the cover shoot. 


Last night, Hollywood's leading lads and ladies came together to honour the best achievements in film and television performances over the last 12 months.

The 24th annual Screen Actor's Guild Award proved to be a true celebration of the power of women, with many hosts taking the opportunity to thank the 'silence breakers' who made strides to end sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry.

With this in mind, many viewers were shocked to spot James Franco in the audience despite having been accused earlier this month of inappropriate behaviour.

The 39-year-old was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role in The Disaster Artist, however, he decided to skip the red carpet and pre-show interviews.

The Los Angeles Times, which first reported that five women had accused the actor of sexual misconduct, said on Friday that the actor planned to attend the ceremony.

James has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, claiming that he prides himself on being able to take responsibility for his actions.

Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor said the claims made against him were “not accurate” and said he completely supports “people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long.

He also said during an interview on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers that he has his “own side of this story.”

Alison Brie, Franco's sister-in-law and The Disaster Artist co-star, was quizzed about the allegations on last night's red carpet.

When asked by E! News' Giuliana Rancic to describe how the allegations had impacted her family, the actress said: “Not everything that has been reported is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information. But of course now is the time for listening, and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”

Meanwhile, Aziz Ansari, who was also accused of inappropriate behaviour, did not attend last night's ceremony.


Hollywood's leading females were out in force yesterday as tens of thousands of women and men demonstrated in cities across the globe.

Returning for its second year, the Women's March began in 2017 in opposition to the newly elected Donald Trump.

Reproductive health and Trump's anti-abortion stance were just some of the issues being protested at this year's event, and while the tone of the demonstrations remained highly political, recent allegations of rampant sexual harassment in the entertainment industry were also a topic of discussion.

Speaking to crowds at the Women's March rally in Los Angeles, actress Scarlett Johansson gave a powerful speech on behalf of the Time's Up campaign – during which, she called out James Franco, who had claimed to be a supporter of the movement despite being accused of sexual misconduct by five different women.

“How could a person publicly stand by an organisation that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” she asked the crowd.

Adding: “I want my pin back, by the way,” on reference to the Time's Up pin worn by Franco on the Golden Globes red carpet earlier this month.

While she did not mention him by name, a representative for the star later confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that she was indeed referring to the Disaster Artist director.

James has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, claiming that he prides himself on being able to take responsibility for his actions.

Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor said the claims made against him were “not accurate” and said he completely supports “people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long.”


James Franco has spoken publicly for the first time following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

In recent weeks, a number of women have come forward claiming that the actor acted inappropriately towards them.

In a series of now deleted tweets, actress Ally Sheedy, who James directed in an Off Broadway production of The Long Shift, asked why the actor was even allowed to attend the Golden Globes ceremony, let alone win the Best Actor actor award for his performance in The Disaster Artist.

“James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business,” she wrote.

“Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo”

Finishing of the thread, Ally asked: “Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya #goldenglobes.” (sic)

Also speaking out against Franco was Violet Paley, who claimed that the 39-year-old actor had assaulted her in the back of a car and aksed her friend to come to his hotel room when she was just 17.

Violet followed with another tweet saying how James had called to offer her an "apology," though she did not accept. 

During an appearance on Tuesday's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, James was asked to address the claims that had been made against him after he was heavily criticised for wearing a Time’s Up pin in support of sexual harassment and assault awareness at the Golden Globe Awards.

“I haven’t read them. I’ve heard about them,” he told the host.

“I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy, I directed her in a play Off-Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset.”

“She took the tweet down. I don’t know. I can’t speak for her, I don’t know.”

He went on to say how the allegations were not accurate, claiming that he prides himself on being able to take responsibility for his actions.

“The others… look, in my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it,” the Oscar-nominated star said.

“The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long,” he continued.

“So I don’t want to, you know, shut them down in any way. It’s, I think, a good thing and I support it.”

Adding: “They had a lot to say, and I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off, and I’m completely willing and want to.”


James Franco loves Emma Watson so much that he just went and got a tattoo of the star inked on his NECK. 

The actor revealed his new tattoo in a topless Instagram post, with the caption, "I love Hermione. Ink by @idiangiver."


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The tattoo is a portrait of Emma with her hair up in a bun and below it is her name. 

Now, thanks to Ed Sheeran sparking a huge debate over his lion tattoo, the Internet is VERY sceptical as to what is real and what is fake – and many IG users are right with this one; it's a fake. 

In fact, it's the clever work of artist Cheyenne Randall, who uses his Photoshop skills to add ink to pictures of celebrities. 

He tagged James in his original post, writing: "@jamesfrancotv #shoppedtattoos."

You almost fooled everyone James, fair play. 


Hollywood actor James Franco is not exactly a stranger to the classroom. Since 2006 he has attended classes and workshops at more than five colleges in the U.S, including Yale University.

He studied filmmaking, English, poetry and creative writing. So now you know where the ideas for that short story on Lindsay Lohan are coming from.

At the moment, as well as starring in plenty of film projects, he is also an English PhD student at Yale, because sleep is for the weak, apparently.

So, in the middle of his seemingly never-ending quest for knowledge, James has now decided to turn the tables. Not content with just being a student, he has taken on the role of teacher.



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According to his Instagram account, he will be bringing his passion for the arts into the classroom at the school he once attended himself.

James and his journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki have created a workshop that will run for five hours on a Sunday beginning this week. 24 lucky students will get to take part in the two month event.

The students will work in small groups to produce a film which James himself has written. Each group will focus on a different ‘episode’ of the script.

Speaking about James’ involvement with the project Esther said:

“I think that that’s his motivation – he wants to show (that) it can actually be done, to other schools around the county (that) people don’t have to wait around for new legislation or more classroom buildings or whatever.”


Ah James Franco, one of our must favourite celebs and also the most likely to make us whisper ‘wtf, James?’ every now and then.

Did you know though, that not only is he quite the accomplished actor and one fraction of a genetically blessed family, but he is also now an author?


How do I get so many followers? I just post photos with little dogs. #nacho

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We’re not just talking about his possibly fictional possibly real life accounts of his adventures with Lindsay Lohan, Bungalow 89, either. James has now turned his attention, and affections apparently towards none of other than Lana del Ray.

The 37-year old has put together a short book about his friend/muse Lana titled: Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations with Lana del Rey. It is 100 pages long, and published by Random House.

The book was co-written with photographer David Shields, who is a New York Times best-selling author and has previously collaborated with James.

If you thought this was a little spontaneous then let us remind you it is not the first time James has found himself inspired by the Summertime Sadness singer. In September 2014 he wrote a poetic ode to the 30-year old called Shades of Cool for V Magazine.


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He is apparently drawn to her unapologetically “weird” personality, naturally.

"The only difference between Lana and me is her haunting voice. That carries everything. The voice is the central axle around which the spokes of everything else extend," he wrote in the 2014 piece.

His new book is due to be released in March 2016, and we wait in curiosity until then to find out what the 100-page tribute will include.

In the meantime feel free to examine some mildly blurry polaroid’s of the duo which appear on the book’s cover. We can’t wait. 



James Franco is well-known for his strange Instagram snaps but this one goes beyond weird.

Sharing a photo of Selena Gomez holding a baby, the Pineapple Express actor wrote: “Selene [sic] and I had a baby. It was born during Sprang Break.”

Unless we fell asleep for nine months and completely forgot Selena Gomez ever being pregnant, we’re going to assume that James is just trying to freak all of her fans out.

James and Selena starred in the movie Spring Breakers together so this is more than likely what the actor is referring to.

Selena is currently starring in James' movie In Dubious Battle and the photo of Selena and the baby was taken from the set in Georgia. 

Or maybe there is something going on that we know nothing about, eh Selena?



James Franco appeared on The Howard Stern Show earlier today and the 36-year-old actor didn’t hold back when discussing the relationship he has with 29-year-old singer Lana Del Rey.

Telling listeners that the pair hang out in her apartment a lot and take scenic trips together raised a few eyebrows in the studio and there was no way Howard was going to let those revelations slide.

When pressed by the shock jock as to whether the pair have become intimate, the Spring Breakers star said he would: “have sex with her music.” Er, right.

Eager to clarify his apparent obsession with the singer, James, who has posted numerous photos of her on his Instagram account, said: “There’s a weird thing with creative types. Sometimes I love a person’s work. But all this whatever sexual attraction is for the person in the work.”

On the show to promote his new film, The Interview, James insisted that despite wanting to have sex with her work, the relationship between the pair is purely platonic, saying: “Our dynamic is that we’re just kind of friends and get along really well.”

Hmmm, we’re not exactly convinced.



There’s bromance, and then there’s BROMANCE. Seth Rogen and James Franco definitely fall into the latter category if these recent photos are anything to go by.

The men who brought us the raunchy parody of Kanye and Kim’s collaboration, 'Bound 2', have stripped off yet again and gotten ‘physical’ for an episode of the Discovery Channel series Naked and Afraid.

Having agreed to live in the wilderness without food, clothes or supplies, the pair who have been friends since the 90’s, met in the outback and hugged like any pair of nude friends who have found themselves in the Australian wilderness. Awkwardly.

Commenting on the situation, funny man Seth said: “I was hoping to be teamed up with a woman but I guess Franco is the next best thing. He's pretty much hairless, if you take your glasses off he's pretty much a woman." 

James isn’t much more impressed by Seth, saying: “You're meant to be a hot, Australian-like survivalist."

The pair got over their disappointment pretty quickly though and were soon seen engaging in a rather bizarre naked dance with Seth explaining that “it’s getting all the looking out of the way”.

TV not to be missed, clearly!



With so many celebs becoming victims of hacking lately, you'd think they'd all be rushing to make sure their steamy snaps are kept private.

Not James Franco or Seth Rogen though, Ohhhh, no.

The Pineapple Express stars were out and about for an afternoon stroll over the weekend and decided to make themselves at one with nature – at least that's what we're assuming happened.

The two BFFs posed for this happy snap, posted on James' Instagram:

Then, took a drive in someone's van:

And finished the day with a boogie (thanks for blurring our the bold bits for us, James – a very professional job, too!):

Now, while we'd love to think this was all just a bit of craic, the captions all reference the words "Naked and Afraid" which happens to be the name of a show on Discovery Channel, on which two strangers have to survive together in the wild… totally nude.

Well, these two aren't exactly strangers but we reckon it would still be worth a watch!