James Franco says it’s partly his fault that fans are convinced he’s a closet gay.

The gay-baiter extraordinaire insists he’s accepted the question mark over his sexuality, which wasn’t helped when he has played several gay roles including Allen Ginsberg in Howl (2010) and Scott Smith in Milk (2008).

“One of the things that’s very much part of my public image is the question of my sexuality. It’s not something that bothers me in the slightest,” Franco said during a recent interview with ‘Attitude’ Magazine.

“It hasn’t gone away and I get asked about it from all sides. It’s partly my doing and partly not my doing.”

Franco went on to suggest that the time is right for an A-list celebrity to come out of the closet.

“I think that the people I have known who are performers who haven’t publicly come out didn’t because they’re afraid it’ll hurt their careers. And they’re afraid they won’t be able to play straight roles anymore.

“I think I could see a really big name coming out and doing that. I think the time is about right. I’m not an authority on this but if I think about it for a second… if there’s somebody that was well respected and very secure with their career, I could see it happening in a very positive way.”

He’s 34.

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James Franco says it’s partly his fault that fans are convinced he’s a closet gay. The gay-baiter extraordinaire insists he’s accepted the question mark over his sexuality, which wasn’t helped when he has played several gay roles including Allen Ginsberg in Howl (2010) and Scott Smith in Milk (2008). 'One of...