Mean Betty on Lindsay Lohan’s India Documentary
What is it about Lindsay in India that makes Mean Betty laugh?
Darlings, every now and then Mean Betty has a pang of conscience. For example, whilst browsing the Internet this weekend, Mean Betty came across the preview of the BBC’s documentary Lindsay Lohan In India, which chronicles the starlet’s weeklong visit in December to “investigate” the trafficking of women and children. (Did you hear that kittens? An entire week!) Mean Betty nearly spit out her afternoon cocktail laughing.
But is that unfair? Is it not quite right to mock LiLo for her vacuous, shenanigan-filled lifestyle … and then laugh at her when she tries to use her power for good? (And by power Mean Betty means her 379,398 Twitter followers.)
Oh pets, it’s impossible isn’t it? Lindsay Lohan with her best Katie Couric impression and her black headscarf (do you think it’s Prada?) … truly, is there anything more ridiculous? And is there any less effective way to help abused children than by exploiting them even further for entertainment value and some sort of image-boost for LiLo?
What exactly were the execs at the BBC thinking? Were they looking for someone who would fit in with the undernourished? Or perhaps they thought Lindsay would be a good candidate to shed a light on the plight of trafficked children in India, having been basically raised by wolves? (Though, actually, Mean Betty doesn’t want to give wolves a bad name. Wolves actually care for their young.)
Most worrying, though, is this terrible thought: Is this going to be a trend? Some sort of new television algebra where X = a spoiled celebriwreck, Y = a heartbreaking human condition, and Z = BUCKET-O-ENTERTAINMENT!
What’s next? Is someone going to take Paris Hilton up on her threat to do charity work in Africa and subject a group of starving villagers to Paris in an Out of Africa costume and her film crew?
Mean Betty shudders to think.