In an Instagram post published Wednesday night, Lindsay Lohan shared a photo of her from the set of The Parent Trap alongside a lengthy caption that combined her thoughts about women’s rights, karma, and strength with an accusation against “most women in America.” She claimed they didn’t care when she was “abused” by her ex-fiancé.
The caption originally read:
Whatever anyone says, I am FOR #womenempowerment as if most women in America cared how I was abused by my exfiancé... when not one person stood up for me while he was abusing me... you could only imagine what it feels like to come out as a #strongwoman BUT, acknowledge this, we all make our own choices and wake up in our own beds in the morning. I prefer to go to my home and wake up alone. #BESTRONG let us not blame anyone as #karma will always takes its toll 𗁡𗁨𗁡❤️ #womensrights
Though it’s easy to understand why Lohan would be frustrated that her very painful and very public experience with abuse was not met with the amount of media attention given to the recent Weinstein scandal, she has since changed the caption to be less accusatory. It now reads:
Whatever anyone says, I am FOR #womenempowerment #strongwoman #BESTRONG #karma will always takes its toll 𗁡𗁨𗁡❤️ #womensrights
Last week, Lohan defended accused rapist and harasser Harvey Weinstein in her Instagram story; when Lohan received backlash, she was actually supported by one of Weinstein’s most vocal accusers, Rose McGowan:
For a reminder of what happened during Lohan’s relationship with Egor Tarabasov, refresh yourself with these stories from last year:
Meanwhile, David Cross has published an addendum to his non-apology for the accusations of racist behavior made by Charlyne Yi earlier this week. That’s a confusing, roundabout way of describing this statement (tweeted Wednesday night) because it doesn’t really do much of anything besides provide a long-winded explanation and make Cross sound like more an asshole than he did yesterday.
The note, which you can read in full below, provides a rundown of Cross’s eureka moment re: Yi’s accusation. After putting in some “time and critical thought,” he still doesn’t remember saying “ching chong, ching chong,” but—here’s the big reveal—he says that if he did, it was only because he was in character as a “southern redneck character.” You see, he met Yi when they were shooting a movie in Shreveport, LA. (This wasn’t a character from the movie they were shooting, by the way, but a recurring bit from his stand up. Or something!)
Long story story, this is all Charlyne’s fault for not recognizing Cross’s alleged “ching chong, ching chong” as a “‘welcome to Shreveport’ greeting.”
I’m not sure whether this is a step up from Colin Jost, a step down, no step at all, or a step into a different dimension.
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