With James Franco in a “bad place” following recent allegations against him which he has denied, questions have been raised as to what this means for the future of The Disaster Artist, which Franco directed, produced and starred in as accidental genius Tommy Wiseau, the man who made the cult classic The Room. One source that wasted no time in jumping in on the story? Bizarrely enough, The Room’s official Facebook page.
Posting a status shortly before the airing of the Critics Choice Awards (for which Franco won an award for Best Actor in a Comedy, but you may not have known that since it conveniently happened during a commercial break), The Room’s Facebook page was quick to comment on the Franco scandal, saying it was “a sad day” and lamenting that “Franco was up for an Oscar nomination, but since those are announced January 21, it probably won’t happen now.” Long story short, The Room–a movie in which the story of a woman getting beat up so badly she had to go to a hospital is apparently supposed to be hilarious–was trying to save face before it got in trouble for being associated with The Disaster Artist, which it has heavily been involved in promoting.
Or, at least, that’s what did happen…until the post got deleted the next day.
This is The Room we’re talking about, so naturally things get a little weird here. A vague “apology” post was posted the same day, claiming that Tommy Wiseau was upset about it and wanted for it to be taken down:
In addition to the eyebrows this post would normally raise on its own, the biggest mystery that might come from it is who exactly runs The Room’s Facebook page. In the past, I think most people suspected it was Wiseau itself, especially since posts used to be typed IN ALL CAPS and usually did things like advertise The Neighbors as though it had already become a Room-style hit (for those wondering, don’t even try watching The Neighbors, at least not without a drink available). Is the infamous “John from The Room Dot Com”–the man who supposedly emailed internet comedian Doug Walker ordering for him to take down his Nostalgia Critic review of The Room under the threat of legal consequences–a real person after all? That would certainly explain this strange encounter Wiseau had with a fan at a convention in which he once again expressed his hatred of “politics”:
In any case, it appears as though Wiseau isn’t wanting to get involved in the controversy surrounding The Disaster Artist, but if he’s ever asked about Franco, he will probably chastise him for not allowing him to speak at the Golden Globes.