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James Franco fights back against critical Yale student

Host James Franco is seen backstage at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011, in Los Angeles AP Photo/Chris Carlson

(CBS/AP) Actor James Franco, who is pursuing a doctorate in English at Yale University, has slammed his campus newspaper after a writer published an article that criticized his style of tweeting.

"James Franco, your Twitter sort of sucks," Yale Daily News writer Cokey Cohen wrote in a blog piece headlined, "Franco, #getittogether" on Saturday.

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Cohen, a 20-year-old junior and English major, argued that Franco, who joined the microblogging site two weeks ago, should do more than post "random links to pictures and replies to other celebrities" and proposed he be more like Kanye West and provide more "pithy statements" and "location reveals."

Franco responded to the post on Tuesday by tweeting a picture of himself with the words "F--- THE YALE DAILY NEWS" in red letters artfully placed over him.

Cohen reacted to his Tweet by posting a new post, writing, "Combined with his Oscars hosting performance and in accordance with the opinion of commenter's on my last blog, I'm becoming convinced that James Franco's whole life is a form of postmodern performance art. In that context, his Twitter fits right in."

Cohen told The New Haven Register that her critical blogs of Franco's Twitter posts and pictures while he was co-hosting the Oscars were "tongue-in-cheek" and just part of her duties as a blogger on youth culture for the Yale Daily News. She said that her posts were all in good fun and added that she's actually a big fan of Franco.

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