Lohan said, "I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women."
During an interview with The Times, Lohan touched upon the #MeToo movement, saying she feels those who have come forward with allegations against sexual abusers are "weak."
"Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways. If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment," Lohan said. "You make it a real thing by making it a police report."
"I'm going to really hate myself for saying this," she continued, "but I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women. You have these girls who come out, who don't even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened."
Lohan -- who was blasted last October for defending disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein and urging his then-wife, Georgina Chapman, to "take a stand and be there for her husband" -- added, "I can't speak on something I don't live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women."
Aisha Tyler was not alone in her outrage. As news outlets began picking up Lohan's comments, Twitter became a hub for her critics.
who?— Game of Thornes (@GeoffThorne) August 9, 2018
Speaking out about my abusers was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done and I pretty much lost the opportunity of ever having a future in dubbing because of it.— Madison H. (@CynderMizuki) August 9, 2018
I wanna know what the hell she thinks is weak about that.
Been. And I frankly don't care if it comes out of her own brokenness either. The learning opportunities are ubiquitous. At some point, ignorant complicity & enabling the victimization of others become a choice.— 🇺🇸🇭🇹 Only4RM 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@Only4RM) August 9, 2018
Very bad. It takes a lot of strength to speak out about something like that. Not weak. This women is giving out the wrong message.— mazzie! 😍❤️☔️💦 (@Mazsupernatural) August 9, 2018
Must be rough to peak at 12. What can show more strength than speaking out against abuse?— Sally Meyer Cummings (@scummings929) August 9, 2018
It’s really heartbreaking to see/hear someone think that way. However, it only shows the horrible power of what family, friends, society, “Hollywood” conditions people to believe. My hope is she finds strength and change through education and others.— Julie “Changing Things I Can Not Accept” Belland (@Jujubees26) August 9, 2018
I think this is her trying to be “controversial” to gain media exposure.— 🇬🇧 Alison 🇬🇧 (@Pink_Conspiracy) August 9, 2018
Right? She mentions women speaking out about abuse for attention, but um, HELLO? What is she doing right now?— martina e (@annabelleelise) August 9, 2018
She is ridiculous. If people don’t speak out how can the accused be brought to justice or investigated?— mary brown (@Mrksmrs5Brown) August 9, 2018
Well, Lindsay has it all wrong. Anyone coming out in the #metoo movement are very strong. It’s not easy to admit to something like this happening to you. Shame on you @lindsaylohan . Don’t judge other people’s experiences and how they deal with them.— Bethann szacki (@BSzacki) August 9, 2018
We don't hear from her in 2 years, and this is what comes out of her mouth.....bye!— Melanie Jomphe (@melanie_jomphe) August 9, 2018
I'm worried about what this says about her. It sounds like something someone would repeat who's been abused & then told that when they sought help.— Mr Nitpicky Nerd (@NosajRellim) August 9, 2018
A poisonous mantra the abused echo to themselves to cope with what they couldn't stop.
Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it.
She is clueless. Took me 40 years of feeling weak. And now I AM NOT! pic.twitter.com/sbcbrkOtmv— Sharon hamblin (@Sharonhamblin7) August 9, 2018