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James Franco Slams Gawker Article As 'Homophobic'

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Actor James Franco attends the premiere of the feature film "Palo Alto" at the Directors Guild of America on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images) | Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP

James Franco is NOT happy with Gawker's most recent article about him and he took to social media to let the world know.

Yesterday, Gawker ran an article titled "James Franco Is Living With A Man" that served as a response to a short New York Times piece about the actor's collaborations with long-time friend Scott Haze. The overarching point of this Gawker piece? That Haze may be Franco's live-in boyfriend:

But theirs is the kind of relationship -- somewhat ambiguous, seemingly gay, probably romantic -- that almost always sends The New York Times into a bizarre moral panic... the paper of record has plenty of experience playing coy about gay relationships, too. In that sense, Franco and the Times are the perfect match.

Franco was clearly displeased with the implications, posting the following on both Facebook and Instagram:

Franco typically has a sense of humor in regards to cultural and media attention surrounding his sexuality, oftentimes even playing into claims that he is attracted to or sleeps with men. However, this Gawker article seems to have crossed the line in some regards.

What do you think about Franco's claims that the Gawker article is homophobic?

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