Is It Time to Leave Lindsay Alone?

I’m certainly as guilty as the next guy when it comes to trashing on Lindsay Lohan, but after watching the fake eHarmony ad she did for Funny or Die, and after watching the interview she did with Ellen Degeneres, I think it might be time to give the girl a break.

In my Lindsay Lohan vs. Allison Stokke piece, I wrote that, “the girl who hasn’t done anything worth talking about since she stopped filming Disney remakes seeks out the press in any way she can.” And, looking back on that, I think it was unfair. She may be careless and reckless in caring for herself as a person and in caring for the image of her personal brand, but I think the paparazzi are the ones seeking her out, and not vice-versa.

I am a total geek for child stars who totally fuck their lives up and then turn shit around. I don’t think it’s too late for Ms. Lohan to turn in a great second act in her career, and contrary to what I may have said in the past, I do hope that she is able to pull it off. She’s a human being, and who am I to wish bad things on her?

[Thanks to Pink is the New Blog for linking up the YouTube video, and to Buzzfeed for linking up the Funny or Die clip.]