This morning, James Franco took to Instagram to link to a positive review in Variety of the version of "Of Mice and Men" he is currently starring in on Broadway along with Chris O'Dowd. In a since deleted comment, he also called the New York Times' Ben Brantley a "little bitch."

Here's a screen shot of the Instagram:

In his review of the play, Brantley called the new rendition a "generally inert revival." Of Franco specifically he says:

Though he sports a Yosemite Sam accent, Mr. Franco is often understated to the point of near invisibility. It's a tight, internal performance begging for a camera's close-up.

It is a mild criticism from Brantley, who hopefully won't be too hurt by being called an idiot by someone who can't spell "embarrassed."

[image via Getty/Richard Lawson]