James Franco Posts Weird Underwear Selfie Then deletes it, but it will live on nonetheless By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted May 2, 2014 10:39 AM CDT 7 comments Comments Actor James Franco attends the premiere of "Palo Alto" at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) (Newser) – James Franco continues to use Instagram in cringe-worthy fashion: Yesterday, he posted a selfie showing him, shirtless and sweaty, with his underwear pulled partway down and his hand edging ... down there. He deleted it less than an hour later, but numerous outlets helpfully preserved it for posterity. Perhaps the biggest mystery: Why did Franco caption the photo "JUMP ROPE"? Click to see the picture, if you must.