Who do you blame for Lindsay Lohan‘s current woes? The hard partying starlet was just ordered to wear a Scram bracelet, which will monitor if she’s had any alcohol plus she must submit to weekly random drug testing. Both of these were ordered so she could be kept free on the bond that was posted on her behalf.
This is just the newest part of the Lindsay Lohan saga. The story of a Hollywood star who life seems to be in constant turmoil. So who is to blame? Is she a creature of her own making, the victim of growing up in Hollywood or is someone else, namely her parents, to blame?
Mom Dina Lohan, seems to want to be Lindsay’s pal not her parent. She also wants to bask in the glow of the cameras selling the family’s notoriety in the reality show Living Lohan which mostly focused on her attempts to make Lindsey’s little sister Ali a star just like big sis. Yeah, that didn’t happen.
Dina also seemed to have lusted after an entertainment career for herself, claiming that she had been a Radio City Rockette… thing is the legendary revue has no record of her. Any time she can get in the spot light, she’s ready and willing.
In regards to Lindsay’s battles with drugs and alcohol Dina said, “She’s 21 years old. I t’s not a blame game. It’s not my fault nor her friends’ fault. It’s the personal choices you make. And you have to be careful about what you do when you’re in the public eye.” But when Lindsay does misstep, Dina seems to try to bilk the moment for own use. Like when her daughter was in rehab at the Wonderland facility, Dina brought along an Entertainment Tonight crew to the visit. A move that infuriated Lindsay. “She was so angry there were cameras there,” said a friend of Lindsay’s. “And people at the rehab center were infuriated.”
And when you would think that one would try to shelter their daughter from life in the fastlane, Dina seems to join in. Recently Dina was spotted out clubbing with her troubled daughter. Yeah, leading my example…not so much.
Oh, where to start with Michael Lohan. He too wanted to be famous. When he was younger he had tried his hand at being an actor and was briefly on the soap As The World Turns . That didn’t really pan out and neither did his foray into the world of finance. In 1990, when Lindsay was five, Michael was sentenced to three years in jail and later he violated his parole and did another year stint and then had another run in with that law landed him in the pokey for another two-and-half years.
But beyond his trips to and from prison, he’s also been trying to cash in on his family’s fame. He attempted to do reality show about the Lohan clan and two others about his attempts at “starting all over.” Reality shows that would only be alluring if they banked on Lindsay’s fame.
Whenever he has the chance he disparages his daughter from leaking her emotional wrought private cell phone calls, says incredibly hurtful things about her to the press and has caused total paranoia in his daughter. Her “missing” passport which delayed her return from France for her hearing? She believed her father had it stolen.
Who knows how much Lindsay folks have had to do with her problems. But with parents like this, who don’t seem to have their damaged duaghter’s best interests at heart, it seems inevitable that she would have some pretty major ‘issues’. Let’s just hope she can survive this dark period…and her parents.
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