James Franco Calls New York Times Theater Critic “Little Bitch” On Instagram

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By Michael Lewittes

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James Franco, now starring opposite Chris O’Dowd in “Of Mice and Men” on Broadway, apparently wasn’t pleased with New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley’s review, and even called him a “little bitch” on Instagram.


Although Brantley writes that Franco gives “a tight, internal performance,” he adds the actor is “often understated to the point of near invisibility” in the show, which opened on Wednesday.

That seemingly was enough to get under the skin of Franco, who took to Instagram to call Brantley a “little bitch,” and to say the critic is “an idiot” who the “theater community hates.”

Franco, who has gotten into trouble before on Instagram, has since taken down the post attacking the Times critic.

Gossip Cop, however, has a screenshot below.

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