Celebrities across the country are coming out with statements slamming Harvey Weinstein’s actions. And rightfully so.
But this morning, I read the news that Lindsay Lohan is actively coming to his defense. And it made me feel legitimately sick to my stomach.
In a series of videos on her Instagram story, Lindsay stated,
“I feel very bad for Harvey Weinstein right now. I don’t think it’s right what’s going on. I think Georgina needs to take a stand and be there for her husband. He’s never wronged me or done anything to me, and we’ve done several movies together. I think everyone needs to stop. It’s wrong, so stand up.”
It’s a good thing I didn’t see her actual video, or I may have flushed my phone down the toilet.
I am absolutely furious. How freakin’ dare you, Lindsay.
Just because it didn’t happen to you, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
Supporting Weinstein, and discrediting those who are speaking out against him, is just about the worst thing anyone could do in this situation.
Lindsay, you are a part of the problem.
The reason that this crap has been allowed for years in the entertainment industry (and other industries as well), is because of people like her. People who discredit those speaking out, and brush aside what the perpetrator is doing, contribute to this criminal behavior. It is literally why victims fear speaking out.
Look at what Terry Crews had to say about his own situation. He was fearful of speaking out as well.
Lindsay has since deleted the videos. I would assume because of the amount of backlash. And honestly, if she issues any sort of fake apology (à la Donna Karan), I am not interested in hearing it. I won’t accept it. You have supported and enabled a rapist, and ignored the stories of dozens of women whose lives will never be the same. You should be ashamed.
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.