Breaking Hair News: James Franco Is Blond

By: Gabrielle Chung / August 11, 2014

Better Off Blond?
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We interrupt your Kardashian news-filled day to bring you some shocking developments from the celebrity hair front: James Franco is blond — and he looks either like an emo version of Nick Carter circa Millennium or the cover of Aaron Carter‘s Oh Aaron that has been put through one of those face-aging apps. (Either way, it’s kind of an odd sight to see in 2014.)

The actor posted — what else? — a selfie of his newly-lightened locks on his Instagram Monday, writing, “That Late 90s bleached look.”

For the record, here’s what he looked like before (seen in this photo with new Michael co-star and fellow dark-haired pal Zachary Quinto).

Okay, maybe there are some aspect of Ryan Gosling a la The Place Beyond the Pines too. Some.

What do you think of Franco new look? Sound off in the comments below.