Today, Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days jail and 90 days of inpatient rehab. Watching the video makes me feel sad – not sad for woman who has repeatedly made a mockery of the justice system (intentionally or not), but sad for how delusional she must be to think the sentencing is unfair. It also makes me sad when a human being’s disease, circumstances with how they were brought up, whatever their motivation for delusions, prevents them from being able to accept responsibility for his or her behavior. In watching the video, you realize that she is a human being with a heart and soul, but you also feel sorry for her because she seemed to truly not expect this.
Above all of those things though, I feel glad that perhaps this woman will be saved from herself, that she will realize there are consequences for her chosen actions, and hopefully it’ll scare the living shit right out of her and she can go on to have a fruitful career that seemed inevitable just ten years ago. I caught “Freaky Friday” the other night on cable, and I have to say that she really is talented – I know it sounds funny to reference a relatively light Disney film, but I could easily reference “Mean Girls”, “Georgia Rule”, or even “A Prairie Home Companion”.
Kudos to the judge for laying down the law and not taking any of these Hollywood spin machine excuses. Makes us believe that celebrities could be one of us too.