Lindsay Lohan has a very poor opinion of the #MeToo movement, which shouldn’t come as much of a shock because she put up an Instagram video defending Harvey Weinstein last November when the multitude of allegations against him came to the surface. She even gave his wife Georgina some advice to “Stand by him.”
During an interview with The Times, Lindsay was asked if she had any unsavory experiences during her time as a young Hollywood starlet.
She replied that she had nothing to say about that because “I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right?”
Lindsay explained that while she’s supportive of women, she isn’t found of attention-seekers and “trial by social media.”
“I’m going to really hate myself for saying this,” Lohan said, “but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.”
She went on to explain that she feels these matters should be dealt with by the police and should not be broadcast on social media.
Of course, these statements have opened Lindsay up for her own “trial by social media,” and the judgments are coming in with a swiftness.
At the time of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, Lindsay spoke out in defense of him because he’s “never harmed me or did anything to me — we’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop — I think it’s wrong. So stand up.” The irony of this, of course, is that other people say they were harmed by Harvey Weinstein. Should they be quiet and their stories not matter just because Lindsay wasn’t hurt by him?
Amelia Cunningham is a Starcasm writer and editor