Actress Lindsay Lohan told The Times of London that she thinks women who share their #MeToo stories “look weak,” prompting a wave of criticism from readers online.
In the Aug. 4 Times story — which mainly detailed her sordid past and focused on her role in the British TV show “Sick Note” — Lohan said that although she is “very supportive of women,” she couldn’t relate with the “attention-seekers” who are coming forward.
“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,” Lohan said. “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.”
Lohan, who said she never had such an experience while in Hollywood, also said women who go through such ordeals should address it right away.
“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” she said. “You make it a real thing by making it a police report.”
Of course, those comments garnered a widespread backlash online.
I find @lindsaylohan's comments on the #MeToo movement to be appalling. You are NOT weak for telling your story. You are brave and are actually contributing to the fight against the sexual assault epidemic.— nel (@0ut3rspace) August 9, 2018
I held out 'til now because of The Parent Trap, but: Lindsay Lohan, you are cancelled. pic.twitter.com/zflrAtWvju— Jenny Hollander (@_JennyHollander) August 9, 2018
Lohan’s comments to The Times come after she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post in October that she feels ‘‘very bad’’ for Harvey Weinstein.