The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Thursday that a mural painted by James Franco for the high school he went to has actually been effaced amidst growing criticism over sexual misbehavior accusations versus the Disaster Artist auteur.
The mural in concern was apparently painted in 2014, when Franco, who finished high school in 1996, made up 2 murals and hung more than 20 paintings in his university, the Palo Alto High School. Recently, the staying mural (the other was changed by trainee art in 2016) was painted over, a truth the Palo Alto Unified School District so kindly verified to THR on Thursday.
In January, 5 females implicated Franco of exploitative and improper sexual habits.
Palo Alto Unified School District Interim Superintendent Karen Hendricks worried in a declaration to THR that the art work Franco contributed was constantly indicated to be a short-term display screen:
“The school site and district appreciated his donation, acknowledging that the artwork was intended to be temporary in nature and would be respectfully returned or painted over at some point. Related to this, district staff recently considered the best interests of our students in the light of our educational mission, and decided to remove and return the remaining artwork. The second mural was taken down last week; our Latinos Unidos group is working with the Paly ASB and VAPA Department around the concept for a new mural to be painted. Their idea was to celebrate the rich cultural backgrounds and diversity on our campus. We are excited that they came up with this idea, and look forward to helping them with the project.”
The “remaining artwork” pointed out above is apparently currently being “transitioned” from the area.
The school’s principal, Kimberly Diorio, stated in a post released in the trainee paper, The Paly Voice, on Tuesday that she chose to get rid of the mural in the trainee center since “that’s the most visible to the outside community.” Diorio likewise said that it was “kind” of Franco to contribute the art work in the very first location, including “these are still allegations…. I can’t even say it [the decision to replace the mural] is based on fact because he’s denied those allegations and hasn’t been charged with a crime.”Related youtube video: (not from post)