The Lindsay Lohan Media Volcano Erupts
What’s wrong with us that we’re so obsessed with another person’s downfall?
The climactic conclusion of Lindsay Lohan’s very public trail to the clink has arrived– at last. The disgruntled 24-year-old received up to 90 days in jail resulting in her teary-eyed face being strewn across the Web like the plague.
For the past six years we’ve watched her as she got arrested, smashed, dehydrated, hospitalized and lesbian-ed. Now in true sadistic form, the world has been taking sweet pleasure in the fact that the tartlet will be locked up behind bars, possibly sharing a cell with a hairy-legged woman named Moe.
Google Trends shows “lohan lindsay” as the fourth most searched for topic today. “Social networking” and “Spain vs Germany” are still trumping the beleaguered Lohan, shockingly.
Why do our depraved minds enjoy this so much? Are our own lives so completely unbearable that we must feast on Lindsay’s already withering soul until there’s nothing left?
Sarah Polonsky is a senior editor at BettyConfidential.