James Franco may be mad about Emma Watson, but he can’t spell her most famous character’s name. Franco uploaded a picture of himself tattooed on the neck with Emma Watson’s likeness and name. Something’s cooking, folks! (No, not really).
Comedians are good at spotting premises that would make good jokes. And James Franco is one hell of a comedian. The story runs like this. James Franco posted a photograph of him tattooed on the neck with Emma Watson’s face and name. The Instagram post looks like this.
And when that was done, every journalist worth his salt set out to chase the story. They could already think up the lead. “James Franco is mad about Emma Watson!” or may be even, “James Franco is dating Emma Watson!” They set out to dig up the whole monster scoop. But they were duped. I was one of them.
Because the real story goes like this. An artist named Cheyenne Randall, who goes by the instagram handle @indiangiver, has a strange talent. He photoshops tattooes on to celebrity photos. So he has done a lot of work in that area and can make all these photoshopped tattooes look authentic. Here’s a picture of Marilyn Monroe with her arms tattoed. We reckon that she looks sexier with her new tattooes.
Needless to say, Monroe has never gotten that sort of ink done and is sleeping comfortably in her grave.
The big story here is, James Franco heard about the artist and decided to psyche the public out of their wits. He wanted them to believe that he hearted Emma Watson. Well, we don’t really know if the man really courts the lady’s attention or if this is a “come hither” sign from him to her, but we do know that the tattoo is fake. Also the comment added by Franco goes to show that he can’t spell “Hermione.” It’s Hermione, James, not “Hermoine.”
James Franco and Randall are looking to do some more silly stuff together. We hope that it is as entertaining as this one.
Vanity Fair reported the news first.
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