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James Franco's 'Boyfriend' Parody: Actor Apologizes To Justin Bieber For Music Video

01/21/2013 10:28 am ET

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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