Yesterday's article about Megan Fox's recent interview with Esquire magazine focused mainly on the virtually unheard of premise that Fox is quite seriously stupid. Perhaps even terminally so. During our article we hardly mentioned that she had compared Lindsay Lohan to Marilyn Monroe in the worst possible way, or the fact that the article was one of the most sycophantic interviews we'd ever read. Unfortunately for us, it turns out that at least one of our omissions was so important that it yesterday set the internet ON FIRE.
As you can probably imagine (except for that one funny piece by Vice that you've all read) we're talking about Lindsay Lohan being compared to a deceased drug addict. At least, we're pretty sure that's what set the internet alight, as Fox hasn't issued an apology for having a face like a moonlit woodland in the depths of winter yet.
The quote in question is this one:
"[Marilyn] wasn't powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay [Lohan]. She was an actress who wasn't reliable, who almost wasn't insurable," Fox said. "She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I'm not interested in following in those footsteps."
Harsh, Megan. Real harsh. No wonder you had to apologise. Only the LA judiciary normally get to make that kind of pronouncement. Still, a Facebook apology is a nice touch:
"In the newly released article that I did for Esquire, there is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly. The journalist and I were discussing why I was removing my Marilyn Monroe tattoo, especially since in his opinion, Marilyn was such a powerful and iconic figure for women.
"I attempted to draw parallels between Lindsay and Marilyn in order to illustrate my point that while Marilyn may be an icon now, sadly she was not respected and taken seriously while she was still living. Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc."
"I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood. Unfortunately it turned into me offering up what is really much more of an uneducated opinion,"
"It was most definitely not my intention to criticise or degrade Lindsay. I would never want her to feel bullied, as she does not deserve that. I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this miscommunication is my fault."
Has she ever spoken eloquently?
Anyway, that aside, our favourite bit is the 'both women were gifted actresses'. Were. She's basically said exactly the same thing in a slightly different way. Possibly in a slightly cattier way actually, especially when she says it's a 'factual' comparison. After all, didn't Marilyn Monroe die at a relatively early age after being thrown off a film set and sued for millions of dollars? Doen't sound like Lindsay to us.
Oh Megan. Those things you say can hurt sometimes.