This was the first outrage trend I saw after waking up on the couch.
Someone bored out of their mind posted Letterman’s interview with Lyndsay Lohan from 2013 where she cried after being railroaded into a bunch of rehab/addiction questions and now the world is calling for a right fighting time machine.
This Lindsay Lohan interview on David Letterman in 2013 is horrifying to watch now. pic.twitter.com/lZxKVvbVB0
— 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐨𝐫 (@treytylor) February 13, 2021
In 2013 Lyndsay was in the middle of several highly publicized arrests for drinking and driving and a bunch of drunken/drug-filled run-ins with police and people are pissed that Dave asked her about it 8 YEARS LATER?
Are you kidding me right now?
She agreed to go on the show literally days before she was scheduled to go to rehab for drinking and driving and now she’s a martyr because Dave asked her about it 8 YEARS AGO?
David Letterman does give a flying fuck about anything any of you tweet. He retired to the country and St Barts with $500 Million, grew a dirty farmer beard, and isn’t on social media. He doesn’t care.
Is it mean and awkward? Yep. That’s how he interviewed EVERYONE for 30 plus years. EVery guest knew what Letterman was like and went on the Late Show anyway. In Lindsay’s case, she chose to use Letterman to grease her image before heading to rehab after ANOTHER DUI and he asked her about it. That’s why she was there.
If you’re on Team Lyndsay for some fucked up reason, here’s a brief timeline of Lyndsay’s trouble with the law which MAY have had something to do with his questions.
May 26, 2007: Lohan is collared on a charge of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine after losing control of her Mercedes in a booze-fueled car wreck in Beverly Hills.
July 24, 2007: The actress is taken into custody in Santa Monica on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and possession of cocaine after she gets into a verbal argument with a woman whom she chased in her SUV.
Aug. 23, 2007: Lohan pleads guilty to misdemeanor cocaine use and driving under the influence and is sentenced to one day in jail and 10 days of community service and placed on three years’ probation.
Nov. 15, 2007: LiLo spends a whopping 84 minutes in the Lynwood, Calif. jail before being released due to overcrowding.
March 13-16, 2009: A Beverly Hills judge issues a $50,000 warrant related to Lohan’s May 2007 DUI arrest only to rescind it three days later after her attorney Shawn Holley shows that the starlet has been complying with the terms of her probation.
Oct. 16, 2009: The judge in her DUI case extends Lohan’s probation by an additional 12 months so she can complete her court-ordered alcohol education program, which she had up until that point failed to do given her ever-busy career.
May 20, 2010: Her probation is revoked and a bench warrant is issued for the thespian’s arrest after Lohan skips a court date to attend the Cannes film festival and then claims she couldn’t get back because, in the words of her attorney, “her passport was stolen.” The judge sets her bail at $100,000, which she later pays to win her freedom.
May 24, 2010: The trouble-prone party girl is fitted with an alcohol-monitoring SCRAM device on her ankle and ordered to refrain from drugs and booze and undergo weekly random drug testing as part of the conditions of her bail.
June 8, 2010: A judge rules Lindsay’s in violation of her probation, hikes her bail to $200,000 and issues a new bench warrant for her arrest two days after Lindsay’s SCRAM ankle brace suspiciously lights up at an MTV Movie Awards afterparty. The warrant is subsequently recalled after a bail bondsman covers Lohan’s bond.
July 6, 2010: Lohan is sentenced to 90 days in jail for failing to attend her court-ordered weekly alcohol education classes.
July 20, 2010: Linds surrenders and ultimately ends up serving two weeks due to prison overcrowding and the non-violent nature of her crime.
Sept. 24, 2010: Lohan’s probation revoked after she flunks a drug test which found cocaine in her system.
Sept. 28, 2010: Lohan leaves jail and goes directly to rehab.
Dec. 12, 2010: During Lohan’s rehab stint, a staffer at the Betty Ford Center accuses the starlet of attacking her after she asks Lohan to submit to a drug and alcohol test. The charges are later dropped.
Feb. 9, 2011: Surprise! LL is taken back into custody after pleading not guilty to stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store.
Apr. 22, 2011: Lohan is given 120 days in county jail and 480 hours of community service after a judge finds she violated her probation on the 2007 DUI. At the same time, her necklace-jacking charge is knocked down to a misdemeanor.
May 26, 2011: She’s released from L.A.’s Lynwood Jail due to overcrowding and serves out the rest of her stint under house arrest.
Oct. 19, 2011: The Mean Girls star has her probation revoked (again!) after she fails to perform her community service obligations. After being briefly detained, she gets out after posting $100,000 bail.
March 14, 2012: Lohan is accused of allegedly sideswiping a person with her car outside a Hollywood hotspot and then fleeing the scene. L.A. prosecutors decline to prosecute, citing “no direct evidence.”
March 29, 2012: The comeback kid finally completes the probation in her DUI case and is placed on informal probation for the necklace theft.
Sept. 19, 2012: Lohan is arrested for allegedly clipping a man with her car outside New York City’s posh Dream Hotel and then leaving the scene. Manhattan D.A.’s office, however, opt not to bring charges, citing insufficient evidence.
Oct. 10, 2012: Cops respond to a disturbance call at the Long Island, N.Y. home where Lindsay is staying with her mother, Dina Lohan, after the two allegedly have a massive blowout. No charges are filed, however.
Nov. 29, 2012: Lohan popped outside Club Avenue in downtown Manhattan after she allegedly punched a woman in the face.
I get feeling sorry for people retroactively, but your outrage is bullshit without context. These social justice warriors trying to cancel a 70-year-old comedian who canceled himself over a decade ago, aren’t looking to be right. They’re looking for some social relevance because they want a virtual world to respect them more than they respect themselves so they go back in time on YouTube looking for a bump in the Matrix.
Being retroactively pissed about an interview you didn’t know existed just means you’re a fucking moron with nothing going on.
I have…. so much respect for how Lindsay Lohan handled Letterman’s blatant attempt to blind-side and humiliate her. https://t.co/7qqEoucipc
— ella dawson (@brosandprose) February 13, 2021
Finding out about your anger 8 years after the fact doesn’t mean you’re on the right side of history. It means you’re mentally unstable and you shouldn’t be allowed to have a social media account.
Fascists stormed the Capitol as a result of one of the biggest security failures our country has since 9/11. Now we as a nation must reflect on how MEAN DAVID LETTERMAN WAS TO LINDSAY LOHAN IN 2006 NOISE, NOISE
— Guy who likes Whiskey and Flannels (@whosetrynasmash) February 14, 2021
Y’all trying to cancel people like David letterman and acting like Lindsay Lohan wasn’t driving while high on crack stop acting like all of these people are perfect angels
— Matthew Wolosin (@MatthewWolosin) February 14, 2021
All these holier than thou people going after David Letterman. Yeah, you don’t have to watch comedy shows if you’re this much up your own asses. pic.twitter.com/tu5off4GIZ
— Simon Gloom (@simongloom) February 14, 2021
While you’re busy clutching those cheap ass pearls, maybe you could retroactively give Dave some credit for putting Negro League legend Buck O’Neil on the Late Show 30 years before anyone else was thinking about systematic racism. Or not. Might not give you the follower bump you’re looking for.
Buck O’Neil on the David Letterman snow. “We were trying to prove to the world that they weren’t superior because they were white. And we weren’t inferior because we were black”. Goosebumps. @nlbmprez pic.twitter.com/GZVbgC5wxC
— BaseballHistoryNut (@nut_history) February 13, 2021