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James's "Rejected" Speech — On Point or Over the Top?

James's "Rejected" Speech — On Point or Over the Top?

Last month James Franco backed out of his duties as the UCLA commencement speaker just days before the ceremony, and here are some "outtakes" of the speech he was working on. The clips are obviously a joke and he even pokes fun at the controversy surrounding his being named speaker in the first place, but we wonder if the scorned students will find it funny. Check it out below and tell us what you think — on point or over the top?

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Dianna Dianna 6 years
LOSE THE POTTY MOUTH, JAMES!! IT ISN'T FUNNY!! You obviously have a way with words so I'm sure you could find better ones than expletives! It just makes your expressions unbearable! (As for not speaking for the school, I think he was just making fun of the fact that he was even chosen to do it! I think it was smart of him to digress.)
Dianna Dianna 6 years
LOSE THE POTTY MOUTH, JAMES!! IT ISN'T FUNNY!! You obviously have a way with words so I'm sure you could find better ones than expletives! It just makes your expressions unbearable!(As for not speaking for the school, I think he was just making fun of the fact that he was even chosen to do it! I think it was smart of him to digress.)
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 6 years
Usually love him, but I thought this was obnoxious - I stopped watching.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 6 years
I think people should lighten up because he's only being light hearted too.
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
he's growing on me
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
he's growing on me
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
it was a weird choice to choose him...although it is commendable that he took time out to go back to college and graduate. and i know i've fallen asleep in class MANY times....
pinkflake2 pinkflake2 6 years
I don't even think he's making fun of UCLA students, so I truthfully don't understand how it could be disrespectful. He's making fun of the situation, not anyone who goes to UCLA. Plus, I think he was making more jabs at himself than anything else ("who doesn't fall asleep in class", "I mean i graduated last year"...) so yeah...I thought it was hilarious.
flowergirl flowergirl 6 years
LOL
flowergirl flowergirl 6 years
LOL
caroline_1 caroline_1 6 years
i loved the part about "who doesn't fall asleep in f**king classes??" ..after someone snapped a cameraphone shot of him knocked out in lecture and put it on collegehumor.com hahaha love him.
caroline_1 caroline_1 6 years
i loved the part about "who doesn't fall asleep in f**king classes??" ..after someone snapped a cameraphone shot of him knocked out in lecture and put it on collegehumor.com hahahalove him.
wackydeli wackydeli 6 years
love him!
wackydeli wackydeli 6 years
love him!
bvfashion bvfashion 6 years
I can see where he was going with it, and I wanted it to be funny, but it really wasn't. I don't think it was offensive though.
a-million-suns a-million-suns 6 years
I can't say I blame the UCLA students who didn't want him to make the speech. He's obviously very successful, but it wasn't long ago that he graduated. Success does not necessarily equal wisdom. There is a kind of wisdom only many, many years of living and working can give you. However, I think this is really funny. It seems to me he's making fun of the situation in general.
a-million-suns a-million-suns 6 years
I can't say I blame the UCLA students who didn't want him to make the speech. He's obviously very successful, but it wasn't long ago that he graduated. Success does not necessarily equal wisdom. There is a kind of wisdom only many, many years of living and working can give you.However, I think this is really funny. It seems to me he's making fun of the situation in general.
reesiecup reesiecup 6 years
I love that he has a great sense of humor. I'm not sure what kind of a student he was, so I can't comment on whether or not he was qualified to be a keynote speaker. However, he's right on about one thing: "who doesn't f$@#ing fall asleep in class?!" lol
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