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Lindsay Lohan “Hurt” By Joke in New Mean Girls Movie

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Jan 16, 2024

Lindsay Lohan has spoken out saying she is “very hurt” by an insulting joke made at her expense in the new Mean Girls movie. The joke was made by Megan Thee Stallion who has a cameo role in the film.

Background on Lindsay Lohan and Mean Girls

The original Mean Girls movie was released in 2004 and starred Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron. Lohan was 17 years old at the time and the movie marked her breakout role as a lead actress. The cult classic comedy followed Cady as she entered public high school for the first time after being homeschooled in Africa. There she comes up against “The Plastics,” the popular but mean trio of girls led by Regina George (Rachel McAdams).

The movie was a major commercial and critical success, grossing $129 million worldwide against a $17 million budget. Its enduring popularity has led to it being adapted into a Broadway musical which opened in 2018.

Lindsay Lohan’s Problems After Mean Girls

In the years following Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan struggled with substance abuse issues and had multiple run-ins with the law. She made headlines for her hard-partying lifestyle and trips to rehab. Her acting career also began to falter after a series of box office flops.

Many speculated whether the early fame and pressures of childhood stardom contributed to Lohan’s problems post-Mean Girls. However, she remains beloved by fans for her breakout turn as the witty Cady Heron.

New Joke References Lohan’s “Fire Crotch”

The new Mean Girls movie features cameos from celebrities such as Megan The Stallion, Lizzo, and Jonathan Van Ness. In her scene, Megan Thee Stallion makes a joke about “fire crotches” which appears to reference Lindsay Lohan.

Back in 2005, Lohan sued a blogger who spread false rumors that she had a sexually transmitted disease that he nicknamed “fire crotch.” The lawsuit brought the vulgar term into the public sphere and attached it to Lohan.

The specific line from Megan Thee Stallion’s Mean Girls cameo goes: “A fire crotch is not even a real thing, it’s just something made up by some asshole.”

Lohan “Very Hurt” By the Joke

Upon hearing about the “fire crotch” joke, Lindsay Lohan has spoken out saying she is very disappointed and hurt. A statement released by her spokesperson said:

“Lindsay is very hurt and disappointed by this joke. This term has traumatic memories for Lindsay and has no place in the film. She has supported the new Mean Girls movie until now and attended the premiere, so she feels let down that her name has been used in this way.”

Lohan also took to social media to air her grievances, writing on Instagram:

“I’m so proud of what the Mean Girls movie has become. Let’s lift each other up not bring each other down with insults.”

The post gained over 500k likes and many supportive comments from fans.

Year Event
2004 Lindsay Lohan stars in Mean Girls age 17
2005 Lohan sues blogger over “fire crotch” rumor
2018 Mean Girls opens on Broadway
2024 Lohan hurt by joke referencing her in Mean Girls sequel

History of Bad Blood Between Lohan and Tina Fey

The “fire crotch” joke controversy has highlighted the long history of bad blood between Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey, writer of the Mean Girls films. Back in 2019, Lohan revealed she wanted to star in a sequel but claimed Fey would not return her calls. Lohan was finally given a small cameo in the new 2024 film, but now feels offended at being the target of an insulting joke.

Sources claim that Fey sees Lohan as a liability given her wild partying days and multiple arrests. While Lohan has been sober in recent years and attempted to restart her acting career, old prejudices seem to linger.

The history behind their beef includes:

  • 2014 – Tina Fey mentions Lohan in her Golden Globes co-hosting gig, making fun of her arrests
  • 2019 – Lohan says she can’t get Fey to agree to a Mean Girls sequel with her in it
  • 2023 – Lohan lands a minor cameo role in Fey’s Mean Girls musical movie
  • 2024 – Lohan apparently caught off guard by hurtful joke referencing her past

What Happens Next?

The “fire crotch” joke fiasco puts the Mean Girls creative team in an awkward position. The film is due for wide release on March 8, 2024 – Women’s Day weekend. Directors and producers will be concerned about backlash given Lohan’s huge nostalgic appeal to Millennials.

There are a few possible scenarios around how this plays out:

Cut Joke Entirely

The easiest damage control solution would be removing Megan Thee Stallion’s joke entirely. However, this would require delaying the release and doing costly reshoots.

Issue Public Apology

Tina Fey and the other filmmakers could issue a public apology to Lindsay Lohan. But the star seems unlikely to forgive so easily after feeling sidelined for years.

Re-edit Cameo Scene

As the joke is confined to Megan The Stallion’s short cameo, it may be possible to cleverly re-edit or mute her audio during the “fire crotch” line. This would enable the release date to be kept.

Ride Out Controversy

The studio and producers could stick to their guns and do nothing, but bad press so close to release could dampen box office takings. The story is gaining global traction so will likely have financial impacts.

Ultimately the situation risks overshadowing the new movie itself. After years of building excitement for a Gen Z-focused Mean Girls revival, the filmmakers now face tough choices on handling this suddenly viral Lindsay Lohan controversy.

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