Once again the world is talking about poor old Lindsay Lohan! She’s a tricky one, because she represents so much that can so easily be thrown under the unfortunate banner of ‘trashy’.
Before you scream, let me explain, why I think there are Lindsay supporters out there that aren’t around the age of 16 and already promoting the ‘going off the rails’ look. After all, you could say that Lindsay is sort of the Mother Theresa to ratbags, wouldn’t you say? Takes one to know one I hear you say?
Anyway, the reason I know there are sane, and non ‘ratty’ L-LO supporters out there is that I was gob smacked to find that one of my friends who I’ve always rated as ‘kinda cool’, had twittered to LINDSAY after hearing that she was going to jail, saying “Lindsay I just want you to know I think it’s SO unfair that they’re making you go to jail!”
Now I know that she would have gone back and forth in her head thinking about whether this was a rational move – and of course fearing one of her smart-ass friends might bust her tweet, which I’m proud to say, I did, but she went ahead and reached out nonetheless.
Really all we see these days of Lindsay prior to going in the slammer, is a very exhausting looking young girl, wheeling herself onto every red carpet she can, pouting and carrying on like she’s Grace friggin Kelly (note if you don’t know her, you’re probably on Australia’s Next Top Model).
I’ve hate to say it but I do find myself judging those celebrities that turn up to too many events, because they just seem so shallow and out of touch with the real world. Which is sad, and potentially dangerous!
Two reasons for this, is that firstly if you are indeed out at as many parties as your weekly ‘frock shots’ in the trashy mags suggests, then perhaps you don’t like being alone in your thoughts?
Perhaps you would rather talk shit with strangers and sycophantic people that will tell you how wonderful and beautiful you are, cause deep down, you don’t believe it?
And sadly, just because you are a celebrity, you’re not superhuman, so you like us, need to recharge the batteries, and allow some peace to balance you out. But if you’re running around town like the frocked up energizer bunny, throwing another drink, or popping a pill to cover up your exhaustion, is not being kind to yourself.
Ignoring the early stages of dehydration, and anxiety/panic attacks, means you care so little for yourself that you don’t even care what the end result is. Whether that’s serious illness, or public humiliation, the self-loathing, or feeling of being lost, is kicking you along.
For god sakes, again as with all of us out there, you only need to look back into her upbringing to see why behind the smiles, and camera flashes, here’s a simple girl who was lacking a lot of stability and a lot of parental direction growing up. So she is a product, not of just celebrity, but of self-absorbed, &%$ up parents.
That twat of a father, Michael Lohan, said recently “When I look into her eyes, it’s not her! She’s in a very dark place!” Excuse me? This coming from the father that would have rarely seen his daughter through eyes that weren’t blood shot, and crossed eyed cause he was constantly off his face when she needed him the most – i.e. growing up!
And then when he finally had some sober time scheduled in not by his desire to be a better person, but because he got thrown in jail, he’s now looking at the daughter he bangs on about knowing so well, now gets to do his parenting through a glass window during ‘visits’.
Guess what Michael ya publicity whore, the reason Lindsay is in jail is because of the damage you did by not being there as a father, and as her most important male influence.
Thank god she had a mother that was at least there to show her the right path! Oh hang on, her mum’s Dina Lohan. Woops
The ‘mummy’ who is so obsessed with her family being celebrities, that she’s got a reality TV show. Which she says is “so people can see we’re just a normal family!” Yeah right, that’s what Sharon Osborne said back in the day, and there’s been a bunch of Osborne rehab stints since then.
Not only that, but mum likes to go to the ‘clubs’ with her daughters. Enough said.
So while it’s hard not to find yourself rolling your eyes at the latest L-Lo chapter, I myself try to re-set myself and remember, “is it any wonder the poor girl has gone well and truly off the rails? There were no rails for her in the first place” by amber petty
DOES LINDSAY DESERVE OUR SYMPATHY?