Lindsay Lohan just apologised for calling Me Too victims weak 

And it’s about time. 

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And it’s about time. 

Lindsay Lohan made headlines last week for all the wrong reasons, opening up about the Me Too movement in an interview with The Times.

‘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’, the 32-year-old explained.

She continued: ‘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.’

Unsurprisingly, the Lohan Beach Club star’s comments did not go down well, forcing her to make a public apology this weekend.

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‘I would like to unreservedly apologise for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview with The Times,’ Lohan explained in a statement issued to People. ‘The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out of a tsunami of heroic voices do not serve to dilute the importance of the #MeToo movement, and all of us who champion it. However, I have since learned how statements like mine are seen as hurtful, which was never my intent. I’m sorry for any pain I may have caused.’

She continued: ‘I feel very strongly about the #MeToo movement and have the utmost respect and admiration for the women brave enough to come forward and speak out about their experiences. Their testimony has served to protect those who can’t speak, and give strength to those who have struggled to have their voices heard.’

These comments come after Lohan controversially defended disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein last year, explaining in an Instagram video: ‘I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on. He’s never harmed me or did anything to me’.

Despite all this, Lohan has insisted that she’s a champion of women, explaining to The Times, ‘Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways.’

We’ll let you make up your own minds on this.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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