Actress Megan Fox (Transformers) made headlines earlier this week for a comment she made about perennial tabloid headliner Lindsay Lohan.
“She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn’t reliable, who almost wasn’t insurable. … She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered,” she said to Esquire. “I’m not interested in following in those footsteps.”
As the comment leaked the day Lohan was due back in court for a probation violation after losing ace attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, Fox’s comment certainly came off a bit harsh.
Now Fox is coming forward to somewhat apologize and clarify her remark.
“[T]here is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly… I attempted to draw parallels between Lindsay and Marilyn in order to illustrate my point that while Marilyn may be an icon now, sadly she was not respected and taken seriously while she was still living. Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc.”
While she did apologize, Fox isn’t backing down on her comment about Lohan’s punctuality and difficulty with studio timetables. However, at this point, Lohan’s trouble adhering to a schedule is no longer an insult, but just plain fact–a truth any Los Angeles judge or director could attest to.
Fox ends her apology on a more heartfelt note, “It was most definitely not my intention to criticize or degrade Lindsay.I would never want her to feel bullied, as she does not deserve that… this miscommunication is my fault.”
In her interview with Esquire, Fox did touch on bullying in addition to the Lohan jab. Fox said she believes people have a misconception about the pervasiveness of bullying for figures in the industry. “What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly,” she said.
Lohan has yet to publicly respond to the article or Fox’s apology.