President Obama Accidentally Calls James Franco “James Flacco”

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Awards aside, there must be no greater thrill for an actor than to hear their name mentioned by the president. Unfortunately, James Franco's "Look Ma! I made it!" moment will have to wait.
While addressing the Sony hack at a press conference on Friday, President Obama had more than a little trouble pronouncing Franco's name.
"I think it says something interesting about North Korea that they decided to have the state mount an all-out assault on a movie studio because of a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen and James Flacco," Obama told reporters. "I love Seth and I love James, but the notion that that was a threat to them I think gives you some sense of the kind of regime we’re talking about here.”
Within minutes of the president's flub, a @JamesFlacco parody Twitter account surfaced, the avatar of which is Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's face superimposed on James Franco's head. Joe Flacco has tweeted about it (twice) and Flacco/Franco memes are popping up.
Obama has yet to apologize for the egregious error. However, Franco has already directed 46 documentaries, painted 13 paintings, and written three books about the incident. Also, registration is now open for "The Semiotics of James Flacco," a course he'll be teaching at USC next fall. (Variety)

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