As you may have heard if you utilize the Internet whatsoever, Lindsay Lohan has a brand new reality show on Oprah‘s network, OWN. It’s ostensibly about her redemption after getting a bunch of DUIs, allegedly stealing from others, and spending a rather remarkable amount of money, but in reality (ha), it’s still just another program where nothing feels genuine and the characters are, well, characters. If people on her team genuinely wanted to help her live a less high-profile, stressful life, they would steer her as far away from doing a reality show as possible; if this wasn’t out of desire for money and instead out of concern for her wellbeing, wouldn’t any therapist ever agree and advise that healing in public isn’t a great idea? And while reality shows do take a large amount of acting, anybody concerned for her acting career also understands that doing one removes all possibility of being taken seriously. The show operates under the guise of being her “last chance to do what [she loves]” despite being conducive to nothing along those lines.
Naturally, the whole thing has been fascinating to a lot of people (myself included), because as difficult as I find it to sympathize with somebody who’s experienced a startling amount of wealth, fame and special treatment, I also image it’s just short of impossible to grow up normal when you have genuinely terrible parents and you started working full-time at age 11. Our friend Eve over at Mommyish feels the same way, stating her opinion that Lindsay seems “sad and sort of lost. But also really brave and honest.”
Even so, the reactions to Lindsay have been, at best, mixed. Here were some of the funnier, sadder and more poignant responses.
Even at this stage in her career, Lohan’s storage facility is 100x bigger than my apartment. #LindsayonOWN
— Abby Gardner (@abbygardner) March 10, 2014
My feelings towards today can be summed up in one quote from #LindsayonOWN – “I’m here. I’m showing up. I’m sober. And I’m dealing with it.”
— Stevie (@StevieNYC) March 10, 2014
— People magazine (@peoplemag) March 10, 2014
Lindsay checks her phone after vibrating for a few minutes. On it, 72 texts congratulating her for #LindsayonOWN. “I’m back…” she weeps.
— LINDSAYLOHANFANFIC (@LILOFANFICTION) March 10, 2014
What I’ve learned from watching #LindsayonOWN is that if I had perfectly shaped/sized boobs like herself I would never put a bra on either.
— Catessa N Harmon (@CatessaNicole) March 10, 2014
This Linday Lohan docu would be a lot more interesting if it were just a little more interesting. #LindsayonOWN
— Tom Keenan (@tkeens) March 10, 2014
#LindsayonOWN people need to give the girl a bit of credit. Fresh out of rehab with those parents is going to be bumpy
— Chris Benevides (@cjcrispy2002) March 10, 2014
TBH, I’m pretty sure no matter what state of mine I was in, I wouldn’t be able to handle Dina nor Michael Lohan.
And then a lot of people just seemed sort of mad about how LiLo doesn’t wear a bra? Apparently, that was their issue with her life. Not the addiction or the parental problems or the striking shows of irresponsibility–just the boobs, and their supposed lack of support.
I CANNOT with Lindsay Lohan. First things first she needs to put on a bra and get her head out of her ass. — madison ❄️ (@theeMadLady) March 10, 2014
32 minutes in, and lindsay lohan hasn’t worn a single bra.
— Chloe (@ChloeCatherine) March 10, 2014
— julia (@themrsfernandez) March 10, 2014
Lindsay Lohan’s saggy boobs #TrueDetectiveSeason2
— John Benutt’y (@benutty) March 10, 2014
This one I can get behind, though:
lindsay lohan never wears a bra and i don’t want to either
— alexis alicia (@number1cuntdiva) March 10, 2014