In light of the news that Linsday Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating her drunk-driving probation, we can’t help but look back at that innocent little red head she used to be. Though Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, insisted Lohan is still a good girl and was “absolutely on track to finish the [alcohol education] program,” we can barely see any glimmer of the girl who shined in The Parent Trap.
When Lohan first showed up on the scene, she was the ultimate adorable child star–any parents would have been okay with letting their daughters watch–and emulate–her. But over the past several years, she’s become a visible train wreck. So what happened? Was this a result of bad parenting? It’s no secret Lohan’s dad, Michael Lohan has had his own share of legal and substance-abuse problems. And he seems to have no problem using his daughter to get his own press and increase his own fame–and bank account. And mom Dina, though perhaps clean and innocent on the outside, has been a part of Lohan’s life throughout all her daughter’s troubles–so why didn’t she try harder to steer Lindsay off the self-destructive path? From what we can tell, Dina was more interested in making money (and some major fame for herself) off her daughter than keeping Lindsay safe and healthy.
She already started working with younger daughter Ali on the 2008 reality show Living Lohan, in which mom and daughter both starred. So have the Lohan parents learned their lesson with Linsday? Or are they going to keep enabling their children and possibly contributing to their destruction?