This is getting awkward.
On Thursday, Late Show host (and possible luddite) David Letterman asked guest James Franco to explain why he has an "affinity" for posting racy selfies on Instagram. "It sounds like you're a big enthusiast," the comedian noted. "What do you do? You take pictures of everything in your life?"
"There's a lot to get straight here and I don't even know if we have time," said the Palo Alto actor, who is no stranger to social media scandals. "But to me, it's just a fun thing. It's something I don't put a ton of thought into, but it gets a lot of attention. I have a lot of followers on Instagram."
Letterman then showed a recently deleted picture in which a shirtless James pulled down his briefs.
"Awful," the Of Mice and Men actor remarked. "There's a lot to say about that."
Why does he do it? "Like that Britney Spears shaved head moment, where it's sort of like, 'All right, you want me? Here you can have me, but I am going to be really ugly,'" he said. "You know what I mean?"