Lindsay Lohan Plays the Bullied Card
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Lindsay Lohan was the victim of some real-life “Mean Girls.” The star says her years as a teen actress were marred by the taunts of schoolyard bullies.
The dramah-prone Lohan, 26, has revealed she was the target of torment by classmates at her Long Island, New York school after successfully landing acting roles in Disney flicks like The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Herbie: Fully Loaded. Lindsay says she was also mocked about her dysfunctional family situation, which included her alcoholic and often-incarcerated father dad, Michael.
“I was actually bullied @ my public school when i would leave to film. Whenever I came back? girls & boys would call me names (sic),” Lohan tweeted Tuesday.
“They would also mock me because of my home situation, when people found out that my father was in jail.”
The ridicule got so bad the actress — who famously played a misfit-turned-bully in the teen comedy Mean Girls — had to be home-schooled.
“They would yell things, try to trip me & more. I moved to home-schooling instead. In 11th grade. I stuck it out for a while. (sic)”
Lindsay’s confession came after she was moved to tears by Katie Couric’s interview with Whitney Kropp, a 16-year-old girl who was nominated for her school’s homecoming court as a prank. After learning that her nomination was intended as a cruel joke, Whitney chose to stay in the competition.
She accepted her crown on Saturday night. Lindsay tweeted an emotional response to Kropp’s story, which was shared on Tuesday’s Katie.
“@katiecouric I think what you did today on your show for#WhitneyKropp was lovely. It had me crying. I’d love to meet her.#stopbullying (sic).”