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While the evening was full of empowering moments for women, James Franco’s win last night at the Golden Globe Awards was slammed by people on social media, including The Breakfast Club actress Ally Sheedy.
“James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/TV business,” the actress revealed in a series of since-deleted tweets. She continued to lament the evening, adding, “Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo.”
“Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya.”
Sheedy is best known for her roles in St. Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club. According to Vanity Fair, Ally Sheedy worked with Franco on the 2014 play The Long Shrift. Vanity Fair reported that it reached out to both Franco and Sheedy but has not received comment.
Others on Twitter found themselves discussing a different Franco-related topic, specifically the actor’s attempt to hook up with a 17-year-old via social media.
In 2014, Franco made headlines when messages became public that showed he reportedly tried to arrange a meet-up with the fan at a New York hotel after she saw his show. After the scandal broke, Franco admitted the messages were legitimate and apologized saying he was “embarrassed” and had “used bad judgement.”
In the wake of this fall’s sexual harassment reckoning in Hollywood, however, some people are now wondering if “bad judgement” is good enough for forgiveness.
Many women took to social media last night to challenge James Franco’s win and his wearing of a Time’s Up pin. Sarah Tither-Kaplan wrote:
Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes , remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that!