Almost as suddenly as he joined Twitter, actor James Franco decided to up and delete his official Twitter account. To be honest, it really isn’t all that surprising that Franco would up and quit Twitter. He only joined the social media site weeks before he was due to host the Academy Awards this year and most of his tweets were in support of the show. Now that he failed as an Oscar host and he has nothing that he must promote, I can see why he would just quit.
Oscars host James Franco has disabled his Twitter account today after just a month-and-a-half on the social network site. It coincides with the transmission of an interview he recorded on Monday with David Letterman, in which he admits he had ‘low energy’ during his lamented helmsmanship of the ABC telecast for the awards. Some fans of Renaissance man Franco, 32 , have also noted that he deleted his account on April Fool’s Day and are hoping that the sudden disappearance is a Franconian prank. However seasoned followers say it lacks his trademark surreal humour. The 127 Hours star himself seemed to lay the matter to rest when he predicted the death of social media at a dinner in Washington, just hours before he pulled the account. Speaking at the creative writing non-profit 826DC’s benefit held at the Monaco Hotel, actor, writer, artist and Ph.D student Franco said: ‘Social media is over. Still up there. Going down. You heard it here first.’ Franco, who was speaking to newsite Politico, added: ‘My thought was ‘this is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want. But certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying.’ His tweets throughout that ill-fated hosting gig alongside Anne Hathaway, 28 , created a huge buzz on the social media site. Equally, much hype has surrounded the handsome actor posting pictures of himself sleeping with his pet cats and visceral home-made comics showcasing his acerbic wit. But a feud with seasoned Oscar writer Bruce Villanch after that disastrous night, struck a sour note amongst all the creativity.
It is entirely possible that Franco‘s deletion was an April Fool’s prank but I kinda believe he seriously deleted it. Let’s be honest, except for that funny photo where he tweeted a photo of his finger/penis, most of his tweets were Oscars related. For the most part, I think tweeting was more trouble than it’s worth for good old Jimmy so … yeah … his Twitter account is dunzo. While I followed him, I didn’t really get much from his timeline. I wonder if anyone will even notice he quit? Are any of y’all gonna miss his tweets?