In the newly released article that I did for Esquire, there is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly. The journalist and I were discussing why I was removing my Marilyn Monroe tattoo, especially since in his opinion, Marilyn was such a powerful and iconic figure for women. 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. I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood. Unfortunately it turned into me offering up what is really much more of an uneducated opinion. 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.
I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this miscommunication is my fault.
—Megan Fox, backtracking on the Lindsay Lohan comments that no one even cared about. Except for, you know, the part where she alluded to the idea that Lindsay Lohan might actually be talented after all these years and cocaine.
I know we’re trying for a whole new reputation and what not, Megan, but let’s just do everyone a favor here, OK? Let’s stick to the facts. I’m more apt to believe in leprechauns and aliens and speaking in tongues than I am to believe that Lindsay Lohan is even remotely on par with Marilyn Monroe, or worse, Liz Taylor. Keep it real, girl, and we’ll see what we can do for you down the road.