This year's Golden Globes award show was probably the most woke one ever — but it still had more than its fair share of problems. While most of the women and men in attendance wore black in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and clipped "Times Up" pins to their lapels, there were still multiple issues with the show.
And many men in attendance, while they did indeed wear the prescribed black clothing and "Times Up" pins, remained completely silent on the issues they purported to support with their sartorial statements.
Oh yeah, and then there's James Franco.
Black tux? Check. Time's Up pin? Check. No allegations of sexual assault? Yeah...about that.
via: GettyFranco managed to dress the part of someone who supports victims of sexual abuse, unequal pay, and a bevy of other inequalities women and people in marginalized groups suffer every day within multiple industries. But he's actually part of the problem.
There have been multiple allegations against Franco of sexual abuse. The hypocrisy of him wearing a Time's Up pin is really pretty stunning.
Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & tha… https://t.co/ZmeRYFua9P— Violet (@Violet)1515392749.0
After Franco won the Golden Globe, The Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy made it clear that it's because of people like him that she left the entertainment industry.
Ally Sheedy needs to be asked about this! #GoldenGlobes https://t.co/q6pWkf8U5w— Lisa Liebman (@Lisa Liebman)1515380291.0
But, Franco still has a movie to promote. After all, the Oscars are just a few weeks away.
via: YouTubeHe appeared on Stephen Colbert's talk show last night. After talking about The Disaster Artist, Colbert said he wanted to address the allegations that had been made on Twitter against Franco. "You got criticized for wearing [a Time's Up pin]," Colbert said. "Do you know why, and do you have a response? Do you have anything you want to say about that criticism?" Franco's then launched into his awkward and completely inadequate response.
You can watch his response here:Franco started off by explaining that he wore the pin because he supports what the Time's Up legal defense fund is working to accomplish. The audience applauded. And then Franco said he hadn't read the accusations on Twitter, but he's "heard about them." "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."
This isn't the first time Franco's used the "aw, shucks" method of dealing with allegations of misconduct. Here he is in action back in 2014 on the LIVE with Kelly and Michael show:This was right after his texts with the aforementioned 17-year-old girl had leaked to the public. Franco said he was embarrassed and then literally said, "social media is tricky," as if he had been trying to print out an email and accidentally found himself soliciting a 17-year-old.
Here's the exchange between Franco and the 17-year-old girl. Judge for yourself whether this is a case of social media being tricky:
James Franco admitted to attempting to get a 17 year old to go to his hotel room. Everyone who is saying someone "c… https://t.co/kSfI4u1lC0— Hank Green (@Hank Green)1515477400.0
The New York Times had a public event with Franco scheduled to take place today. In light of this newest round of allegations, the event has been canceled.
BREAKING NEWS: The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner… https://t.co/OaDehZ8lLP— Dave Vescio (@Dave Vescio)1515578441.0