Actress Lindsay Lohan has expressed her deep disappointment and hurt feelings over a joke featured in the recently released musical remake of Mean Girls. Lohan, who portrayed the lead character Cady Heron in the original film, conveyed her feelings through a statement issued by her representative. The scene in question involves rapper Megan Thee Stallion making a reference to a past incident involving Lohan, using the phrase “Y2K fire crotch is back.”
The joke appears to be a callback to a TMZ video from 2006, where Brandon Davis, heir to an oil empire, made derogatory remarks about Lohan, referring to her as a “fire crotch.” This incident had gained widespread attention at the time. In response to the inclusion of this joke in the Mean Girls reboot, Lohan shared her disappointment, emphasizing how she felt “very hurt and disappointed” by the choice to incorporate such a reference.
Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, also voiced his disapproval of the joke. Describing the comment as “disgusting,” he expressed his anger, stating that no one could replace Lindsay or the original cast in Mean Girls. Michael Lohan went on to draw attention to Megan Thee Stallion’s involvement in a recent Planet Fitness commercial, pointing out that Lindsay had previously done similar advertisements for the fitness brand.
The reference to a “new Planet Fitness commercial” suggests a comparison between Megan Thee Stallion’s current endorsements and Lindsay Lohan’s past involvement with the brand. Michael Lohan seems to be asserting that while Megan Thee Stallion may be partaking in recent advertisements, Lindsay’s contribution to the brand’s commercials from years prior is irreplaceable.
The controversy surrounding the Mean Girls reboot and the inclusion of this particular joke highlights the sensitivities associated with revisiting iconic films and characters. Lindsay Lohan’s reaction, as well as her father’s, underscores the emotional impact that such references can have, especially when tied to past incidents that were distressing for the actress. As the discussion unfolds, it sheds light on the complexities of navigating nostalgia and updating beloved classics for new audiences.