When he takes his finals, James Franco should be able to just write in ‘I was in 127 Hours’ and call it a day.
Jose Angel Santana, a former NYU professor, is claiming he got fired after giving James Franco a D. Santana taught Franco in his “Directing the Actor” class, and is now suing the University to get his job back after claiming he was wrongfully terminated for being Hispanic and giving Franco a bad grade.
Woah! Where’d the Hispanic thing come from? Let’s just skim lightly over this race issue and dig right into James Franco…because who am I, the ACLU?
According to the lawsuit, Santana gave Franco the bad grade for missing 12 of 14 classes. Wait…what the hell? James Franco missed 99% of his classes and still managed a D? Not an F? This guy is truly badass. James Franco continues to win in life, while being seemingly stoned through most of it.
Santana says when people found out that he gave Franco a D, he suffered public humiliation at the hands of Franco himself. I’m sorry, I find that really hard to believe. I’m guessing the conversation went something like:
JAMES: Duuuuude, a D? Harsh, bro.
SANTANA: Your excessive absences and—
JAMES: (falls asleep immediately)
SANTANA: Eeeee! James Franco’s in my class!
According to the professor, other teachers played favorites with the actor, even using him as a connection to get jobs.
"In my opinion, they've turned the NYU graduate film degree into swag for James Franco's purposes, a possession, something you can buy." Santana told the Post, “The University has done everything in its power to curry favor with James Franco.”
Okay, all I heard in that sentence was ‘buy James Franco’ and ‘curry’. And now I’m both intrigued and hungry.