James Franco deletes suggestive selfie

James Franco. (WENN.COM)

James Franco. (WENN.COM)

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, Last Updated: 11:39 PM ET

Actor James Franco shared a saucy picture of himself on Instagram.com on Thursday - but deleted it just hours later after he was mocked by

critics.

The 127 Hours star is a prolific user of the photosharing website and regularly posts self-taken images of himself in which he is shown topless or

in bed.

On Thursday he shared an image of himself sweating and nude apart from a pair of underpants, which he was shown suggestively pulling down on the

verge of completely exposing himself.

However, the photo, which was accompanied with the caption "JUMP ROPE",

was removed for the star's Instagram.com account just hours later after online critics branded it "disturbing" and "attention-grabbing".


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