Vanity Fair photoshopped actor James Franco from the cover of its 2018 Hollywood issue following his sexual misconduct allegations, a spokesperson said Thursday.
Franco, an actor, and producer, was removed from the popular magazine cover to shed light on the sexual abuse in the entertainment industry, reported the Hollywood Reporter. Franco was accused of sexual harassment against five women, reported the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 11 following his Golden Globes 2017 win for “The Disaster Artist.”
“We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him,” said a Vanity Fair spokesperson.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 25, 2018
The actor is accused of removing safety barriers during sex scenes, pressuring young women into sexual acts, and encouraging women to appear nude on camera.
Franco wore Time’s Up pin to the 2017 Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment in the industry. He garnished criticism from actress and Woody Allen’s “Muse” Scarlett Johansson during the women’s march Saturday saying that she wants her Time’s Up pin back.
Franco’s removal from the Vanity Fair cover was not the only buzz from the magazine, actress Reese Witherspoon appeared to have three legs due to the computer editing of the featured image, added USA Today.
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