James Franco has removed a disturbing photo from his Instagram account within hours of him posting the selfie.
The Hollywood actor pictured himself standing in front of the bathroom mirror, naked except for his underwear.
The 36-year-old actor, whose chest is glistening with sweat, has one of his hands down the front of his underwear, his pubic hair visible.
Franco posted the snapshot on Thursday night, despite being at the centre of an Instagram-related scandal last month when reports claimed he was trying to set up a meeting with a teenage girl.
The ‘Spring Breakers’ star claims he is addicted to social media. He removed his latest selfie snap within hours of posting it online.
Franco, who appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday night, has also said that rumours he had a sexual relationship with actress Lindsay Lohan are untrue.
James Franco deleted this image within hours of posting it online
He dismissed the alleged copy of the list containing her 36 lovers that was published last year as ‘delusional’.
"I will swear on anything you ask that I have never had sex with Lindsay Lohan," Franco said.
"I bet if you brought her in here and you asked her face, 'Did you have sex with James?' she would say 'Yes.' I think she's that…"
"Delusional?" TV host Stern asked.
'Apple slices in bed, I thought you'd join me?' Franco captioned this snap
"Or doesn't remember?" Franco continued.
"Alright, we maybe kissed. It was lame.
“ I can't believe she put me on that private list! She's so delusional!"
The actor admitted that when he first kissed Lohan he was ‘in awe’ of her celebrity status, but quickly felt bad about the incident, as ‘she was young’.