James Franco has earned some heat for his parody of Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” music video. The spoof, which shows him and his maybe-girlfriend Ashley Benson pretending to be Bieber and Selena Gomez, apparently wasn’t received too well by those close to the Canadian pop star.
“I was asked to take it down by some people,” Franco tells E! News. “Bieber didn’t contact me, but I don’t think he was too happy. … I wasn’t trying to diss him.”
For what it’s worth, Bieber reportedly hasn’t even seen the parody. If he had, he’s realize that there’s nothing nasty or mean about the video. It’s basically just Franco being weird and lip-syncing the single while Benson, who stars in “Spring Breakers” with Gomez, rubs herself all over him and humps the floor of what looks like a hotel room. It honestly just seems like Franco has an appreciation for today’s pop music, as he can also be seen singing along to Gomez’ “Love You Like A Love Song” in a different video. Gomez at least appreciated his sense of humor.
Hopefully Franco doesn’t actually take down the video, which you can watch below. After all, it’s not like he did anything wrong — or anything many haven’t done before him. Maybe it’s not even he who should be apologizing, but rather Bieber’s camp for not having a sense of humor.