After inserting herself into the Tom Cruise Vanity Fair report about him interviewing potential wives, Lindsay Lohan has decided to make herself a part of a story Katie Couric featured on her show on Tuesday about a community coming together after a girl was bullied at her school.
No doubt accompanied by a crunch crunch crunch noise as La Lohan munched on an adderall for her lunch, the 26-year-old tweeted the American TV star about a guest she’d had on the programme- Whitney Kropp, who’d been elected by girls at her school to homecoming Queen as a cruel joke.
The 16-year-old’s story captured the local town, then the whole of America’s interest and, thanks to donations (professional make-up, hair cut and a dress) from various businesses, attended the homecoming dance anyway at Ogemaw Heights High School (which is 140 miles from Detroit) with more than 1,000 people showing up to support her.
Since then, she’s been inundated with national media requests and even film and book offers and now, Lindsay Lohan’s chipped in, publicly, of course.
She wrote: ‘@katiecouric I think what you did today on your show for #WhitneyKropp was lovely. It had me crying. I’d love to meet her.#stopbullying’.
Which is fair enough, but, this is Lilo so she then had to make it about her and she continued:
‘I was actually bullied @ my public school when i would leave to film. Whenever I came back girls & boys would call me names.
‘They would also mock me because of my home situation, when people found out that my father was in jail.
‘They would yell things, try to trip me & more. I moved to home-schooling instead. In 11th grade. I stuck it out for a while.’
I don’t doubt that Lindsay may have been bullied, however, given that she was living at the Chateau Marmont by the age of 17, she hardly stuck it out.
Because she rarely sticks anything out.
In poor Lindsay’s frazzled brain, which was doubtless suffering a nasty come down from the weekend’s calamaties, she was probably hoping that Katie would call her up and get her on the show with Whitney – whose bravery in standing up to bullies has struck a chord with thousands across America.
‘The kids that are bullying you, do not let them bring you down,’ Whitney said after the homecoming ceremony, whereas Lindsay’s message would be to cry and wail and blame your subsequent arrests, overdoses and other multiple f-ck ups squarely at the bullies’ door.
Or worse- sit in front of a judge she’s been called to face in a court of law and sit there waving a nail with ‘F-ck U’ painted on it.
Whilst Kropp’s an inspirational figure, Lindsay’s anything but and worse- she was clearly trying to win some accolades and sympathy for herself when it’s not her story.
She’s since deleted the tweets after probably receiving a barrage of abuse from people who saw straight through them.
But that’s the problem- in Lohan’s world she will always be a victim and in the world’s eyes- a loser, not a winner.
And, until she wakes up and realises that and turns it around like 16-year-old Whitney Kropp did – who instead of committing suicide as she felt like doing put a smile on her face and faced her tormenters – it will ever be thus.