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Give Linsday A Break

Leave it to the New York Times to offer a smart take on Lindsay Lohan's drama. Leave it to the GoFugYourself girls to anxiously project the replacements this past weekend proved the media will need, likely sooner than later. In … Read More

By / June 1, 2007

Leave it to the New York Times to offer a smart take on Lindsay Lohan's drama. Leave it to the GoFugYourself girls to anxiously project the replacements this past weekend proved the media will need, likely sooner than later. In case you spent the past six days living amongst glow in the dark sea creatures, LaLo fucked up a lot last weekend in L.A. Early Saturday morning, she drank, drove, crashed her Benz into a tree, and cops recovered purported cocaine from her car. Less than 48 hours later she got so fucked up she couldn't stand to walk on her own from the Roosevelt Hotel's Memorial Day party in L.A. and pictures of her conked out nabbed front-page tabloid coverage the next morning. The consensus by news outlets: She just can't stop herself and it's just so sad.

The Times waited until the day after the tabloids' Lohan vomit to run their analysis of her behavior on the front page of the Arts section. It said she has to pay her own insurance now, and studio execs don't want to hire her because she's so unreliable, having fucked up a lot of productions' shooting schedules. All the same, she's such a gem on screen and isn't it just so sad?

The Fug girls can't bear to see Linsday like this either because, with Paris on her way to jail and LaLo now possibly cell-bund, America's gossip and–as the Times story proved–news consumers face starvation that may hit sooner than expected. They predicted the likeliest replacements. Their article, running on New York magazine's blog, is great. I love them, I love gofugyourself, and I enjoyed reading this post. But at the same time, it makes sick to think this is what's become of female celebrity.

I fail to see why partying is so interesting. A lot of us have spent a lot of time fucked up. It's neither wonderful nor fascinating. In the end it just induces bad feelings. But when you see video of Linsday running around fucked up, she's laughing and talking normally. She's 20, she's having fun, and she's too immature to realize life is way more rewarding without all that shit. Any city like New York or L.A. is rife with shenanigans like hers. This behavior is not new nor news, so why are we glorifying it now? Why does the public, myself included, find it so intriguing? Can't we just leave her and the rest of 'em alone so they can stop?

I don't want to be sucked in by this anymore. I think I am because there's nothing else to read about female celebrities like Lindsay. As vivacious as she is on camera, the studio exec quoted by the Times noted, she's a delight to watch. And I want to watch her. Leonardo DiCaprio gets props for making an environmental docuementary. But his lady peers probably wouldn't do something like that anyway because that's not the kind of thing that earns them attention. For them, getting fucked up while pantyless is the best way to get noticed.

We're only teaching young girls being slutty, druggy, and dumb is cool and glamorous. And we're reducing the fairer sex to the lowest standards possible. The FugYourself piece says girls are not worthy of massive publicity unless they're as slutty, druggy, and dumb as possible. Young women have a lot more to offer. Maybe if we glorify those that do, Lindsay will emerge from rehab and join their ranks.

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