Lindsay, it’s time to stop hiding behind excuses and focus on a recovery plan. Look at how Demi Lovato made an inspirational comeback!
Okay Lindsay Lohan, we get it. Nothing is ever your fault, you can’t afford therapy unless it has the word “retail” in front of it, and you can escape jail better than Tim Robbins in the Shawshank Redemption. Noted. But at some point, your antics stop being funny and start being sad … and we passed that point a year ago. Meanwhile, Demi Lovato is 18-years-old (to your 25) and is already an international role model for women everywhere who have struggled with both emotional and body issues. Plus she’s made an incredibly successful comeback, and is one of the most inspirational women in Hollywood. You should strive to follow in her footsteps.
First of all, enough with the denials. The only way to deal with your issues is to admit them to yourself. You don’t owe it to your friends, to your family, and especially not to the media, to admit your issues. That’s not what I’m asking. I’m asking you to stop saying “It’s not me it’s [blank].” No, Lindsay, at this point I think it’s safe to say it’s you.
Demi hasn’t always had it easy either. Her parents are also divorced, she dealt with fame at an early age (she filmed Barney at age 7), she began partaking in bad habits. But eventually, she owned up to what she did and sought help. She didn’t go to rehab countless times and refuse to take it seriously. She went to treatment from November 1, 2010 to January 28, 2011, and stayed there for the recommended amount of time. Even now Demi admits that she’s not fully recovered because recovering requires ongoing efforts in the face of everyday difficulties and challenges.
Lindsay, you’ve been in and out of rehab for four years now, and have received two DUIs. You’re in and out of court constantly, getting reprimanded every time you go in front of a judge and you’re reportedly (still!?) drinking alcohol and partying.
Demi has dedicated herself into becoming a role model with her story, and I hope she can serve as inspiration of how Hollywood welcomes and supports a comeback with open arms once somebody wholeheartedly makes an attempt at helping themselves. If you really think you deserve that Oscar Natalie Portman slaved over, then put your money where your mouth is and work for it. The first step towards getting better roles, and more importantly, a better life, begins with you.