Earlier this month James Franco recorded a parody of Justin Bieber's hit song "Boyfriend," posting the music video to his WhoSay account. The video was celebrated by Franco fans -- and even Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez -- but apparently The Biebs himself wasn't particularly pleased.

"I was asked to take it down by some people," Franco said in an interview with E! at Sundance. "Bieber didn't contact me, but I don't think he was too happy. I wasn't trying to diss him."

The video, which is shown above, has Franco emulating Bieber, rocking a hoodie, flat-brim hat, and the teen sensation's trademark bangs.

For her part, Gomez addressed her recent breakup with Bieber in a less-than-subtle way this weekend. The singer performed at the third annual UNICEF charity concert and played a cover of Justin Timberlake's breakup jam "Cry Me a River" and Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble."

Franco is currently at the Sundance Film Festival promoting three movies, "Kink," "Lovelace," and "Interior. Leather Bar."

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    ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Actor James Franco speaks during a Masterclass and Cubovision Award at the 7th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

  • James Franco And Douglas Gordon Masterclass And Cubovision Award - The 7th Rome Film Festival

    ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Actor James Franco during a Masterclass with the Cubovision Award at the 7th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

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    Actor James Franco poses for photographers as he walks on the red carpet during the 7th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • James Franco, Ruby Modine

    Actor James Franco, left, poses for photographers with actress Ruby Modine during the 7th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • James Franco

    Actor James Franco poses for photographers as he walks on the red carpet during the 7th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

  • 'Dream & Tar' Premiere - The 7th Rome Film Festival

    ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Actor James Franco attends the 'Dream & Tar' Premiere during the 7th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

  • Lancia At The 7th Rome Film Festival - Day 8

    ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Actor James Franco attends the James Franco And Douglas Gordon Premiere during the 7th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Lancia)

  • 'Dream & Tar' Premiere - The 7th Rome Film Festival

    ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Actor James Franco attends the 'Dream & Tar' Premiere during the 7th Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

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    US actor James Franco arrives at the Auditorium in Rome on November 16, 2012 during the seventh edition of the Rome film festival. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • James Franco And Douglas Gordon Premiere - The 7th Rome Film Festival

    ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 16: Actor James Franco attends the 7th Rome Film Festival at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica on November 16, 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

  • Guess Portrait Studio - Day 2 - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: James Franco attends the Guess Portrait Studio on Day 2 during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Bell Lightbox on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Charles Leonio/Getty Images for Guess)

  • "Spring Breakers" Premiere - Arrivals - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Actress Rachel Korine, writer/director Harmony Korine and actor James Franco attend the'Spring Breakers' premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • An Alternative View Of The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: EDITORS NOTE: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using various digital filters) Actor James Franco is seen leaving the 'Spring Breakers' photo call during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor James Franco speaks onstage at the 'Spring Breakers' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Press Conference - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 07: Actor James Franco speaks onstage at the 'Spring Breakers' press conference during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • "Spring Breakers" Premiere - The 69th Venice Film Festival

    VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 05: James Franco attends the 'Spring Breakers' Premiere during The 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 5, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • James Franco in black-and-white

    US actor James Franco walks on the red carpet prior the screening of 'Spring breakers' during the 69th Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2012 at Venice Lido. 'Spring breakers' is competing for the Golden Lion in the Venezia 69 section of the festival. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)