Lindsay Lohan is catching some heat after making controversial comments about the #MeToo movement.
During an interview with British newspaper “The Times,” the 32-year-old actress was critical of the recent reckoning against sexual misconduct worldwide, suggesting women who tell stories of their experiences are fragile.
“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,” she said in the profile published Saturday.
Despite recognizing that “everyone goes through their own experiences” and noting that she’s “supportive of women,” Lohan called people who come forward with allegations “attention-seekers.”
“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,” she said.
The former child star doesn’t have any personal #MeToo stories, she said, but believes sexual misconduct should be immediately reported.
“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report,” she said
This is not the first time Lohan has commented on the #MeToo movement.
Last October, the “Parent Trap” star defended disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein after sexual misconduct allegations mounted against him.
lindsay lohan (and her whack accent) is defending Harvey Weinstein on her insta rn. GOODBYE TO YOU FOREVER. pic.twitter.com/aMzvAOXPYp
— lauren yap (@itslaurenyap) October 11, 2017
I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on,” she said during a now-deleted Instagram story (that Buzzfeed editor Lauren Yapalatercaptured). “He’s never harmed me or did anything wrong to me and we have done several movies together… I think everyone needs to stop. I think it’s wrong.” Her message included an “angel” emoji under Weinstein’s name.
Fans on social media disagreed with Lohan’s controversial comments then and now:
Twitter user @elia_savvas shared a head-shaking GIF with the words: “Me when listening to Lindsay Lohan ‘s statement about the #MeToo movement…”
— SavEl (@elia_savvas) August 8, 2018
@CharlieMPeters wrote: “Hey @lindsaylohan If I’m weak for being in the #metoo movement and speaking against my abuser, what does it make you look like? A moron who has no idea what it’s like to survive sexual abuse. Please, shut up and stay home from now on.”
Hey @lindsaylohan If I'm weak for being in the #metoo movement and speaking against my abuser, what does it make you look like? A moron who has no idea what it's like to survive sexual abuse. Please, shut up and stay home from now on.https://t.co/8dEGbuPbcw
— CM Peters (@CharlieMPeters) August 8, 2018
“@lindsaylohan your comments on the #MeToo campaign are so unnecessary. How can you call people who want to make sure other victims can move on “weak” and say they’re seeking attention? I find that quite ironic after you’ve dished out a load of inflammatory (expletive) to a newspaper,” another person on Twitter, @touristfuture, said.
@lindsaylohan your comments on the #MeToo campaign are so unnecessary. How can you call people who want to make sure other victims can move on “weak” and say they’re seeking attention? I find that quite ironic after you’ve dished out a load of inflammatory bullshit to a newspaper
— maisie (@touristfuture) August 8, 2018