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Advertisers shun James Franco over gay films

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  1. Brett Gibson 12 Mar 2013, 12:15pm

    Typical, “oh it’s gay so it’ll turn people off” mentality. American mentality. Good GOD does this country’s stupidity have no end. Doesn’t seem so.

    1. And Franco knows this.

      Which is why he is making these unsubstantiated claims in an interview with a gay magazine,

      1. Brett Gibson 12 Mar 2013, 3:55pm

        Yeah……cheers for that.

  2. How crazy, have to you seen how much this guy as done in his life.

    How dumb or maybe scared are these companies. Their loss.

    1. PantoHorse 12 Mar 2013, 1:22pm

      Yeah, but it’s not their loss is it? Franco’s the one losing money as a result. The companies couldn’t give a sh1t.

      1. We only have his word that he is losing money.

        He makes this claim but does not actually back it up with facts or figures.

        And it’s not like a millionaire actor like Franco is struggling financially.

        1. You are a bit strange. Why would he make it up? It’s weird how many gay people are quick to attack anyone who ever does anything that is at all supportive.

      2. Loosing money, gaining respect and self worth. Priceless.

  3. rick george 12 Mar 2013, 1:04pm

    I want to know the name of those companies because I will be boycotting them. Does anyone know? Lets find out.

    1. I’d like to know too!

  4. Which car company, the world wants to know? Is it one of the usual suspects, Hyundai or Fiat?

  5. It’s so refreshing to see a straight man who is so secure in his sexuality. Most other actors would have firstly fiercely denied the gay rumours and then probably have dropped any visible support for the gay community for fear of fuelling even more rumours. And it’s nice that he’s not letting companies dictate what he does with his career. I admire him.

  6. If he just came out of the closet, his claims would carry a lot more validity. Now it just sounds like sour grapes.

  7. I find the “Champagne” reference interesting! more so because most European or Asian companies have in the past target marketed to LGBT with same sex references in the ad. These ad’s never made ti to air in north America because they were banned because of content! Renault and Hyundia being least inhibited.

    From this I narrow it down to the “big 3” north American brands, all of which make world cars with “champagne” brands as the most likely! Perhaps a little digging into the same sex benefit packages for employee’s would be revealing!

    1. Plus the one I forgot!

  8. Truly absurd ‘article’

    This is a pretend news story based on a magazine interview with a straight guy.

    He does not name any companies so this whole non-story should be completely ignored.

    1. So absurd that, at the time of writing, 3 out of 20 comments are yours?

  9. …in respect of, this particular actor should be granted an honorable award for simply tackling Gay issues/roles in films–he obviously has guts unlike all those cowards who just criticize and hide from all topics of homosexuality.

  10. I would ;-)

  11. This is precisely what Rupert Everett was talking about with reference to how association with homosexuality can damage a career – yet he was decried for telling it like it is, in a real case of “shoot the messenger.”

  12. Would be useful to know which car company and champagne house – and then watch their sales decline….

  13. Christopher in Canada 12 Mar 2013, 8:43pm

    … and now we know why there are no gay actors in Hollywood. It’s the economy, stupid!

  14. Davey Baalmann 12 Mar 2013, 9:10pm

    All I want say is James call me.

  15. A man of principle, well done Mr. Franco for your pro gay stance and support

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