Professor Fired After Giving James Franco a D
Actor James Franco is someone who isn’t shy about wearing a lot of hats.
His latest resume bullet: Occupational hazard.
That’s right. The “127 Hours” star’s name is coming up a lot recently in relation to a recent firing of an NYU professor.
Much was made of Franco earning his Master’s degree in fine arts last year. Considering 2010 was one of his busiest years, we’re not surprised to hear this story:
James Franco’s tired James Dean act got an NYU professor booted from the school last year — after the teacher dared to give the overhyped Hollywood hunk a “D” for blowing off class, a lawsuit charges. José Angel Santana said he slapped [Franco] with the bad grade because he missed 12 of his 14 “Directing the Actor II” classes…
12 of 14 classes? Must be nice.
This is not a joke: I still have nightmares about not completing enough requirements my senior year of college…over a half decade ago.
But it’s James Franco. He gets all the benefits the football players for the team NYU doesn’t have would have received, right?
I guess not in Santana’s class, and it sounds like it cost the man. Last year, Franco, who scored well in his other classes, suggested Santana had a problem with a celebrity in his course, saying “I did the work. I did well in everything else.”
Whatever. We’re not too big on celebrities here. We care more about Santana – the man suing to get his job back.
It sounds pretty messy, because it he’s saying his race and color also played a role in his firing.
Either way, if you’re a teacher or professional in any capacity and you have to work with celebrities, be warned. Tread lightly.
They’re walking occupational hazards.