Lilo’s In Jail: How Do You Feel?
What do the Betty Editors have to say about Lindsay Lohan’s incarceration?
-The Betty Editors
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that yesterday morning, Lindsay Lohan reported for a 90-day stay in jail followed by a 90-day stint in rehab. If she’s on her best behavior, Lindsay will likely be released in less than two weeks due to overcrowding, according to People.com. The Betty editors weighed in on Lindsay’s incarceration and how she got there.
“I feel a little sorry for her as she’s getting so much media attention, which I’m sure is so awful to deal with. But, on the other hand, I think she needs a break from her life and the way she’s living it — and if that means spending some time in jail, then so be it. She needs to understand that her current lifestyle is harmful to herself and others. She can’t just ‘get away’ with everything because she’s a movie star (and a failing one at that). But, now that her sentence can possibly be reduced to 12-13 days, I’m not sure it’s enough time for her to learn any sort of lesson. If she comes out of this experience even more wild or media hungry, then it will be a huge shame.”
-Faye Brennan, assistant editor
“I have to admit, I feel for her. I know that people overcome much worse adversity in life to make the most of themselves, but it really seems like no one ever helped Lindsay nurture her own inner resources. The combination of fame at such an early age and what appears to be complete lack of healthy parental guidance…. it’s no wonder she’s a mess. When you add addiction to the picture … my heart really goes out to her. It’s a funny way to feel about someone you’ve never met, but in a way, we all know her — at least this public persona. She’s a little girl lost — I hope she finds it within herself to grow up and be healthy.”
-April Daniels Hussar, executive editor
“Part of me feels sorry for her because it’s obvious that she has problems on so many levels, and part of me wants to bitch-slap her into next week. Yeah, we can blame her freak show parents for this mess – what parent in their right mind lets a 17-year-old move to Hollywood by herself? Then says it’s okay to move in with an older guy? However, she’s a very intelligent person, just by looking at the consequences of other people’s bad behaviors around her – she knows what she’s doing – and trying to get away with isn’t right, but she continues to do them. Everyone has a moral compass, so I find it doubtful that she doesn’t understand why she has to go to jail. The fact that she ignored the law like a self-entitled brat, in the end, kills any sympathy for her. This is probably the best thing that could happen to her. If she doesn’t wake up and get help, she could be dead in a year or two.”
-PJ Gach, senior editor