Actor slams sites like Facebook and Twitter

James Franco has slammed social media, calling networking sites “over”.

The 127 Hours star can next be seen in fantasy comedy Your Highness. But now he has used an interview to claim that sites such as Facebook and Twitter are on their way out.

He told Politico: “Social media is over. Still up there. Going down. You heard it here first.”

He went on to say that the sites can stifle creativity. “If you want to write, make the time,” he said. “We all have an hour or two a day that can be used for surfing Facebook or writing. No-one is going to beg any new writer to write.”

Franco was speaking after making his own Twitter account private, after hitting problems when using it to promote his stint hosting the Academy Awards this year.

He explained: “My thought was, ‘This is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want’. But certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying.”