Lindsay Lohan Apologizes for Calling #MeToo Women “Weak”
Lindsay Lohan made an error in judgement when she called women part of the #MeToo movement “weak” and claimed that some go to the police “for the attention” during an interview with The Times. “I can’t speak on something I didn’t live, right?” the actress said. “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 actress received a lot of backlash for the comments and has since then apologized for coming across as insensitive to the sexual harassment campaign.
“I would like to unreservedly apologize for any hurt and distress caused by a quote in a recent interview,” she said. “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 even expressed her opinion on the campaign itself, “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.”