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James Franco Throws Massive Shade At Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar Selfie! Claims He Did It First!

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The selfie seen ’round the world wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for James Franco! Wait, what?

With all the attention Ellen DeGeneres garnered from the star-studded selfie she took at the Oscars, we're surprised no one has said anything about starting the trend sooner!

The actor turned UCLA professor is claiming he came up with the idea of taking a selfie with his industry peers when he and Anne Hathaway hosted the Academy Awards three years ago.

He said:

"I took some videos and selfies at my Oscars and I got criticized for it. Now [Ellen DeGeneres is] getting a lot of attention for hers. I don't get it.

I guess maybe I didn't include Meryl Streep and Bradley Cooper in my Oscar selfies, so maybe that's why it went wrong."

You could possibly be onto something there, James. But you must remember selfies weren't all the rage until recently!

James was just too ahead of the curve for anyone else to understand. Lolz!

[Image via Brian To/Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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17 comments to “James Franco Throws Massive Shade At Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar Selfie! Claims He Did It First!”

  1. 1

    my co-worker's sister-in-law makes $68 every hour on the laptop . She has been without a job for 8 months but last month her paycheck was $16610 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Look At This,,,,,,,,, WWW.WORKTIN.ℂOM

  2. 2

    He and Anne were a couple of the worst hosts ever seen at the Oscars!

  3. 3

    After seeing him play Tristan in "Tristan& Isolde", I thought this can't get worse, but then came the Oscars…

    How did he beat Henry Cavill as Tristan and was Theo James not old enough/or in acting?!

    James Franco must be a Genius… he never ceases to amaze me…

  4. 4

    He just tossed the whole thing away, and now he wants credit for something?

  5. ch4istina gottlieb says – reply to this


    James Franco sounds like a whiney bitch…get over it Ellens selfie pic was better than yours…boo hoo…obviously it's because she is amazing and hilarious!!

  6. Forget Franco says – reply to this


    He's become such an egotistical joke. I'm no longer a fan.

  7. haha says – reply to this


    he is such a bitch

  8. Teresa Andrews says – reply to this


    What an odd thing to say. Was he just joking?

  9. 9

    why is everyone hating on james franco. i agree with him. he was the one that started the selfie but got critized for it but ellen gets praised for it. im like him i don't get it either

  10. Adam Marshall says – reply to this


    Selfies were not the rage back when he and Anne Hathaway hosted the Oscars. If they were then they would of received the same acknowledgement as Ellen DeGeneres and besides if they had done a good enough job themselves in the first place they may of started the craze, but they didn't. So James Franco should not be passing comments on the attention DeGeneres is receiving. Some people really just want to jump on the bandwagon and say i did it first, to try and attempt to steal a slice of the limelight.

  11. Atasi says – reply to this


    JAMES FRANCO IS STILL THE KING OF SELFIES!! Ellen, Brad and Bradley I'm so loving the selfie hee hee!!

  12. 12

    Re: Atasi – I totally agree with you. he did it first and everyone follow behind him. so all i can say is long live the king of selfies

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    Ellen has a nice, funny way of pulling these things off; plus selfies weren't in the cultural meme so much when he hosted.

  14. andrea nash says – reply to this


    hes right he did do the selfie thing first and he got hated on for it but ellen does it and the whole world wants to retweets it smh i think the oscars shows major favoritsm witch is stupid and dumb and is why i dont watch the oscars its just a bunch of bullshit dont worry james im on your side <3 FUCK the oscars!!!!!!

  15. Bryan Droke says – reply to this


    Lots of things happen all the time & some things change as time moves on. A couple of yrs ago selfies & videos from a cell-phone weren't a big deal, but now everyone thinks it's great. Ellen was the one that made it work because of how & when she did it, James was apparently just the one that had the idea 1st… Ideas can be turned into great things, he should just be happy that his idea worked whenever he sees that picture!

  16. Juli says – reply to this


    Everybody lighten up. Some paparazzi asked the stupid question about this and James answered. I doubt he called People mag and brought it up! And James did think of it first.

  17. :þ@$$ says – reply to this


    The thing is quite simple: Fact : Everyone hates Franco because he's such a Drama Queen!

    Other thing.. He like to think he plays the perfect gentleman role in society, and secretly, this artist too talented for his time… Let me cry of laughter! The only talent he possesses is of not being enough good liar for well faking his sickly hypocrisy. Yeah! His ego is overflowing the mold which is his head!