Lindsay Lohan, once a tabloid fixture, has been relatively quiet lately.
The former actress was recently interview by a British newspaper, The Times, ostensibly to pique interest in her new Greek beach resort. But as has been the case so often with Lohan, the interview meandered into matters Lohan really ought to have avoided. In this case: the ‘Me Too’ movement.
What makes this all the more curious is that Lindsay Lohan already found herself trounced after a now deleted tweet in which she defended Harvey Weinsten and encouraged Weinstein’s now-estranged wife to “take a stand and be there for her husband.”
Lohan told the times, “I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women,”
The former child star clarified that she is “very supportive of women,” although she doesn’t like “attention-seekers.” We are living in truly bizarre times when a one-time tabloid fixture who is giving an interview to garner interest in her business ventures laments the attention-seekers, aren’t we?
She went on to say that she never experienced any sexual misconduct during her years as an actress. Lohan said:
“I don’t really have anything to say. I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways. If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report.”
Lohan later added:
“You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened.”
The smart thing for Lindsay Lohan to have said was simply that she did not experience sexual misconduct while she was in the industry, and then make a hard stop before tumbling into full-tilt victim shaming. But this is Linday Lohan — wouldn’t we all be shocked if this interview had turned out exemplary of her saying smart things?