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James Franco shared a revealing picture of himself on Instagram on Thursday, but deleted it just hours later after he was mocked by critics.

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The actor is a prolific user of the photosharing app and regularly posts self-taken images of himself in which he is shown topless or in bed.

On Thursday he shared an image of himself sweating and nude apart from a pair of underpants, which he was shown suggestively pulling down on the verge of completely exposing himself. To see the unedited photo, click here.

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However, the photo, which was accompanied with the caption "JUMP ROPE", was removed from the star's account just hours later after online critics branded it "disturbing" and "attention-grabbing."