Grandmother of 17-Year-Old Girl Wants to Give James Franco a “Slap on the Wrist”

Just because James Franco has publicly apologized for trying to hook up with a 17-year-old, doesn’t mean he’s off the hook.

The grandmother of Lucy Clode, the young lass from Dollar, a wee town in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, who made the ingenious move of posting their flirty Instagram exchanges online, wants to give the 35-year-old actor a piece of her mind (and throws in just how pissed off the teen’s father is for good measure).

“I think he ought to get a slap on the wrist and I know my son, Lucy’s dad, wouldn’t be afraid to give it to him,” Beryl Sussex told MailOnline.

After using the social media juggernaut as his personal dating pool, Sussex’s regard for the Hollywood-type has gone straight down the toilet.

“It shows how little these famous actors know about normal people and how to behave. They’re out of touch with reality,” she quipped.

“Lucy isn’t even 18. It’s bad enough a man of his age is approaching her like this, never mind a movie star. I really take exception to this. I don’t know this actor, at my age we don’t keep up to speed, but it’s quite clear his behavior is not on.”

Some have questioned whether it’s all just an elaborate publicity stunt for his new film Palo Alto that touches upon the same underage subject-matter. But by the teenager’s angry 84-year-old granny, that scenario is looking less and less likely.

So in case you’re one of the few who didn’t hear about how Franco teetered into very creepy territory, he met the pretty blonde outside the theatre after his performance in Of Mice and Men in NYC and per his request she tagged him online with her snap of the two.

Photo: Instagram

And it was all downhill from there.

Watch Franco apologize for his big gaffe below.