Lindsay Lohan has become a controversial figure in recent years and after what seemed like a quiet period free of Lohan drama, the 32-year-old actress has turned another murky corner in the public eye.
Lohan, who is reportedly worth €500,000, was being interviewed by The Sunday Times when she made questionable comments about the Me Too movement. Understanding she was approaching a difficult subject, Lohan continued to speak her mind on women who share their sexual assault stories:
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.
Although the actress noted that was never in a situation like the women of the MeToo movement, she felt supportive of women who spoke at the time of their assault:
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...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.
Lohan was under fire previously for posting a now-deleted Instagram story that sympathised with Weinstein, saying: "I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don't think it's right what's going on"
Weinstein was at the center of the Me Too controversy after a number of actresses claimed he sexually assaulted and harassed them back in October. The actress, who refers to herself as an activist on her Twitter bio, has disappointed fans by making the dismissive comments:
I find @lindsaylohan's comments on the #MeToo movement to be appalling. You are NOT weak for telling your story. You are brave and are actually contributing to the fight against the sexual assault epidemic.
— ?nel? (@0ut3rspace) August 9, 2018
Lindsay Lohan's #MeToo comments are naive, stupid and quite frankly dangerous. You don't support women and then say stuff like that. Not reporting something at the time doesn't then mean you have to ignore it forever.
— David Bedwell (@DavidBedwell) August 9, 2018
Lindsay Lohan calling women in the #MeToo movement weak is exactly why they are strong. They receive countless criticism, threats, and invalidation and still choose to make their stories public.
— Lex Michael (@lexforchange) August 9, 2018
Lindsay Lohan is utterly wrong, in her views on sexual assault and rape survivors being “weak” for speaking out in the recent Me Too movement. However long after the incident a person feels able to talk openly about it, or report it, they are stronger than she will ever know.
— 50 Shades is abuse (@50shadesabuse) August 10, 2018
@lindsaylohan saying the me too movement is weak??? disappointed sis
— gabrielle (@gabsykes_) August 10, 2018
The funniest thing to me is the fact that Lindsay Lohan has "activist" in her bio, yet openly SUPPORTS trump and call the women sharing their stories for the Me Too movement WEAK.
— natalie (@nataliecorsell0) August 10, 2018
Lindsay Lohan saying the me too movement makes women look “weak” is the wackest thing ever like these women finally spoke up about years of abuse by powerful men in the industry and u degrade all of that by saying it’s WEAK?? Internalized misogyny is the ugliest shit ever
— sukhi (@mairanotmaria2) August 10, 2018
The actress is currently promoting her new reality show with MTV.