While Obama had been discussing the fact that he felt it was a "mistake" on Sony's part not to release "The Interview" following the hack, social media quickly honed in on the flub. A @JamesFlacco Twitter account sprung up within minutes, featuring a profile image mashing together the faces of actor James Franco and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
Thanks for the name drop, Mr. President. It's an honor.— James Flacco (@JamesFlacco) December 19, 2014
"Thanks for the name drop, Mr. President. It's an honor," the first tweet from the account read.
Flacco was also quick to the joke, tweeting from his official Twitter account, ".@barackobama It's James Franco, not James Flacco ;)."
Flacco followed up by welcoming Franco to the family.
Flacco's team even chimed in, thanking the president for being a fan.
#JamesFlacco quickly became a trending hashtag on Twitter, with users poking fun at all parties involved.
127 Hours is a James Franco movie, but it is also how long it takes Joe Flacco to lead a touchdown drive. #JamesFlacco— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) December 19, 2014
Sasha and Malia are going to make dad drop them off down the block from school tomorrow. #jamesflacco— Lindsay Gibbs (@linzsports) December 19, 2014
Neither James Franco nor co-star Seth Rogen have tweeted about Obama's comments or the "James Flacco" flub.