Lindsay’s mom: Don’t blame me for her problems

Dina LohanLindsay Lohan‘s mother, Dina Lohan, claims she shouldn’t be blamed for her daughter’s personal problems. The Mean Girls actress, who was arrested twice last year for driving under the influence, spent time in rehab and served a jail sentence, was on her own, living in an apartment in Hollywood by the time she was 16 years old. Guess Dina thinks because she was an absentee mom, she’s not to blame. This is what she’s quoted as saying: “She’s 21 years old. We all make mistakes. It’s not a blame game. It’s not her mom’s fault or her friends’ fault It’s the general personal choices you make. And you have to be careful about the choices you make when you’re in the public eye.” Dina is currently pimping out daughter #2, Ali Lohan, on her new reality show, Living Lohan, about which she says: “I told Lindsay I don’t want her on the show right now. Doing reality TV would almost be taking a step backward as far as her career.” Almost being the operative word. Lohan, however, has had trouble getting movie roles due to her past bad behavior, so she opted to guest star on the TV series Ugly Betty, airing tonight.

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  1. Stephen • May 22, 2008 @ 12:42 PM

    Nancy, I think maybe the dad taught her about stealing, bad driving and drugs, and her mother just taught her how to be promiscuous, not wear underwear in public knowing that paparazzi are always watching your every move, things like that.

    But seriously, its time that these out-of-control young celebrities accepted responsibility for their bad decisions and did something about it.

  2. liam • May 22, 2008 @ 4:47 PM


  3. "Bart" • May 22, 2008 @ 5:35 PM

    If I had parents like that I’d drink too!!! Only great mom’s let their kids move out on their own at 16. How bad was home life for her to do that?

  4. whatever • May 22, 2008 @ 9:46 PM

    sorry, but parents have a MAJOR influence on kids, whether parents like it or not.
    its time people stopped looking out for themselves and catering to their own needs. she needs to wake up and be responsible for her children. no wonder her children cant be responsible. there’s no role model to follow.
    its time for the parents to wake up.

  5. Tracy • May 23, 2008 @ 8:01 AM

    yes at 21 she is supposed to control herself. to bad she didn’t have a proper upbringing to realize that!

  6. Annie • May 23, 2008 @ 9:22 AM

    Lindsay’s parents should have taught her at an early age about “life” and been there for her through her early teens to help give her direction. If the parents aren’t that “wise”, then Lindsay’s decisions won’t be either.

  7. Anonymous • May 23, 2008 @ 10:07 AM

    You’ve got to be kidding! We as adults are the way we are because of our upbringing. It all stems from how we are parented. I blame the parents!

  8. Nancy • May 23, 2008 @ 11:21 AM

    The thing is, none of us were there to KNOW how she was parented. Sure, we have been hearing things lately but, I know some people who were brought up in the most loving, caring good families and they turned out BAD. Parents can do their best to guide their children in the right direction but, a rebel is a rebel!!

  9. A.N. Mous • May 23, 2008 @ 12:26 PM

    Lindsay, you are a waste of skin. You had it all, and blew it.

    Only one person to blame: YOUR DAM SELF!

  10. tributegirl • May 23, 2008 @ 2:11 PM

    Oh Nancy, I hate to disagree with you, but this time I have to. I know some kids who are raised well turn out bad, but not many. I feel that our childhood directly affects the person we become later in life, and I have a feeling Lindsay’s mother was not much of a mother at all. That being said though, I also feel that once we are adults it is time to stop blaming our childhood and parents, and start taking responsibility for our own actions.

  11. jennie_bearz • May 23, 2008 @ 3:13 PM

    No mater how old the child is the parents have a major role in how the child lives their life… If you are rased with good morals and bounderies they will take the right path in life but it is clear to me that the mother of lohan took no major part in how her daughter live’s her life and maybe if her mother would give some guidence this girl wouldn’t be so messed up and throwing her life away she has the life any girl would dream of and is taking it for granted….

  12. Nancy • May 23, 2008 @ 3:19 PM

    That’s called being a ‘spoiled, rich kid’!!

  13. tammy • May 23, 2008 @ 3:25 PM

    First of all her and her husband are to blame because if she’s off making all this money and partying and doing drugs and she’s under the age of 18 you have the right to say no and keep her money in the bank i mean look at britney’s dad he’s straightening her ass out and she’s somewhat of a grown woman. It also doesn’t help that your ex husband is getting arrested and going to jail and your going off partying with your daughter like your her best friend your supposed to be her parent idiot. Now that she’s of legal age your right you can’t say shit cause she can do whatever the f*** she wants and if you do say something your afraid she won’t take you shopping and pay for your booze, why don’t you grow up starting acting your age and show your daughter a good example.

  14. justme • May 23, 2008 @ 4:16 PM

    the apple does not fall very far from the tree

    sometimes good kids stray, but they usually come back – that is good kids, given a good example by responsible parents

    and thank god, occassionally, the parents are total losers at parenting(probably because their parents were losers at the parenting skills)and the child turns out okay – usually as the result of a third party who for all intent and purpose assumes some sort of parenting/modeling influence that the child observes and recognizes as valuable to imitate

    The best way to parent appropriately is modelling by behaviour that backs up the words/lessons espoused – that is what a good example is; words backed up by a life that measures up to the ideals

    But a neglected child, has a lot going against them – the odds are stacked against them to turn out any better than the parent who refuses to do the job(again maybe they can’t help it because their childhood was messed up) – do we see a pattern here folks – that is why they call it again, because it usually repeats. The same is true of “welfare mentality” – it repeats because there is no lesson to be learned by progeny, when there is example of value.

  15. justme • May 23, 2008 @ 4:35 PM

    oops – excuse the typo – there should be a “no” before the word example in the last line

    what a difference a word can make

    that is why important communication should NEVER be done online/by email

  16. Lily Cook-Adams • June 3, 2008 @ 3:13 PM

    When you turn 16 and you have moved out of your parents house you then must answer to society’s rules or suffer the consequences of your actions unless you are as fortunate as I was to have parents who never give up on you and bail you out of jail if need be. LCA.

  17. Lily Cook-Adams • June 3, 2008 @ 3:28 PM

    It’s actually a pretty sad , messed up world when so many parents should have never even had the chance to be a parent, but are. Makes me sick to my stomach, and you wonder why all the women abuse, child abuse, murderers and pedophiles….take a look at this sick and twisted whacked out world.

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