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James Franco tries to pick up 17-year-old girl via Instagram! #FAIL

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James Franco tries to pick up 17-year-old girl via Instagram! #FAIL
Did Franco seriously try to (knowingly) pick up an underage girl via social media? All signs point to 'YES!' Holy shizz.

Here's the story, as we know it so far: 17-year-old Lucy Clode was visiting NYC with her mom (she's from Scotland) and had a chance to catch James Franco outside his Broadway show, 'Of Mice and Men'. 

Clode filmed a clip of Franco signing autographs in which you can hear him asking her to tag him in the post. Something she, of course, did.

But it seems Franco didn't just want to watch an Instagram video of himself all night, he actually had a bigger plan. After Clode tagged him, he was able to direct message her on InstaG and wasted no time asking about how long she was in NYC, if she was single and how old she was.

Which would be OK, considering he's a single guy and she's an attractive girl (and mega fan), but the fact that he wasn't turned off one bit after finding out her age is just too much. 

The flirting eventually moved to text messaging and James even sent her two photos of himself to prove that she wasn't being pranked and that he was really inviting her to spend the night with him at a hotel. Wow. 

It could all be fake, but their alleged convo did end up being uploaded to imgur by an unknown user and it looks pretty legit. You can see it in full below!

Franco also tweeted 'I'M NOT! I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you' along with a photo that's since been deleted, which doesn't exactly help his case.