No, I did not sloppily Photoshop that double-sided dildo into James Franco’s hand. He always carries that around whenever he’s with his best friend Seth Rogen, because they never know when someone’s going to give them drugs in exchange for an ass-to-ass show.
A few weeks ago, the third most prolific copy+paste artist after Lady CaCa and Beyonce threw up some naked paintings he did of Seth Rogen on Instagram and some people instantly said to themselves, “Hmm, where have I seen Seth Rogen’s droopy nutsack in paint form before?” James Franco copied the paintings from drawings that artist and editor of Pinup magazine, Christopher Schulz, did of Seth Rogen’s naked bear body in 2011. James Franco never gave Christopher Schulz credit and never admitted he stole the idea until he was asked about it on Today (via Queerty) this morning. During an interview with the spoonful of unflavored baking powder that is Savannah Guthrie, those ugly paintings were brought up and James admitted to ripping off an artist and his explanation for why he did it is the reason why Summer’s Eve is ashamed to be a douche.
“Some other artist took it upon himself to do these sketches of Seth in the nude. Seth didn’t pose for them. But this artist depicted Seth and he wouldn’t have gotten much attention for these sketches except that he put Seth’s face on it. And so, I felt like, ‘Oh, here he is appropriating Seth’s personality and persona for his art. To get attention for his art.’ And I thought, well if anybody should paint Seth naked, it should be me. So I took his sketches and did paintings out of them.”
To recap: When James Franco steals an artist’s work and does it worse, it’s still better, because he’s James Franco. I don’t know if those wet heaves crawling up my throat are from looking at those Seth Rogen nudes again or from staring at James Franco’s smug face at its smuggiest.