Early this morning actor and Instagram performance artist James Franco decided to give us all a lovely gift for spring. The gift is his penis.
A damp, farmer-tanned Franco posted this naked mirror selfie with just his hand covering his penis. We can’t wait to find out which designer underwear purveyor will take credit for the peach boxer briefs Franco rolled down so as to better show us his pubic hair.
The image was too beautiful for this world, however, or it was just a limited-edition teaser for those of us peering at celebrity Instagram accounts in the tiny hours of the morning, because Franco pulled the image down after just an hour.
Maybe he realized posting a crabby-looking and wildly NSFW naked selfie at 1 a.m. was a bit far even for him, but the Internet is forever, and that picture is never, ever going away. Franco has 1.9 million Instagram followers, and many of them got screenshots before Franco reconsidered his post.
The semi-naked celebrity selfie is always a great way to ring in a weekend. This one isn’t as naked as Rihanna‘s, but we still appreciate the effort. However, the clear winner in the naked celebrity selfie race is still Franco’s BFF, Seth Rogen, whose literally balls-out naked selfie was way more NSFW and also much funnier. (And it’s still posted for all of us to look at.)
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 4, 2014
We appreciate Franco’s contribution, but in the celebrity penis games, Rogen is the clear winner.