This morning, Twitter told me two very interesting things: 1. DrunkenCooking is now following me and 2. Lindsay Lohan (fresh from rehab and jail) admitted to failing her most recent drug test. For me, this means I’ve made it big. For Lilo, this means another 30 days in the slammer. While I could very well go ahead and make fun of her leggings line, her mug shot, or how the population of America is not going to have anything to read about for the next 30 days while Lilo is behind bars, it’s time to get serious.
I’m really beginning to become legitimately concerned for Lilo. As I should. I remember when Britney Spears was shaving her head and whipping out umbrellas at paparazzi. I was most certainly not making fun of Britney’s recent endorsement for Candies, or how funny her head was shaped. I cared for Britney Spears, I wanted the best for her. There was a piece inside of me that felt bad for her. I wanted to pull her aside, buy her Starbucks and talk it out. I understand Britney’s situation is a little different than Lilo’s, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t want to reach out to someone that has a problem and wish the best for them.
Therefore, why can’t we feel the same remorse for Lohan? As much as we want to rip on her, she has a REAL problem. And as much as we compulsively make fun of her and joke around, letting her out of rehab early was an awful idea. I learned this in grade school: drugs ain’t no joke and Lindsay got off way to easily. (OK, I didn’t learn that second part in grade school but you get the point.) Our news outlets say it all, Lohan has been in this position many times before, proving the true seriousness of her addiction. If Lilo doesn’t get help real soon, she is never going to get better.
Lindsay’s original sentence was 90 days in jail, 90 days in rehab. Unfortunately for her well being, she was released way too early from both. Lohan was only in jail for 13 days which isn’t nearly enough time for her to let her consequences sink in. On top of that, Lohan was allowed to leave on the 23rd day of a 90 day sentence from rehab. I don’t know much about rehab (thank god), but I can say with 100% certainty that 23 days isn’t enough time. Forgive me for bringing math into this, but maybe if Lohan actually spent 90 days in jail and 90 days in rehab, she would successfully do a 180.
Instead, Lindsay is right back where she started. She even took it upon herself to go out partying after admitting she had tested positive not once, but twice for drugs. If that isn’t some sort of problem, I don’t know what is. As much as you can loathe her for blaming Hollywood for her problems, she is a human being. And as easy as it is to poke fun at her failing career, the girl really needs help and it is going to take more than an early release from rehab, not enough time in jail and starring in another dark movie to get her back.
Lindsay has a serious problem and it’s time we all start rooting for her to overcome it.