Leave Lindsay Lohan Alone And In The Past, Where She Belongs

Can We All Please Agree To Leave Lindsay Lohan In the Past Where She Belongs?

Lindsay Lohan bashes the Me Too Movement in an attempt for relevancy.

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Ah, Lindsay Lohan. When you read that name, did it conjure images of sobbing during court trials, being hauled off to jail and a pale-faced, drugged-up shell of a woman? I haven't heard much from Lindsay other than her attempts at a comeback that occur every couple of months.

As a 19-year-old born in the year 1999, I kind of feel like I missed the entire sega of her public breakdown and the relentless mockery that ensued. There was a time where I might have actually felt bad for her, told people to take it easy on her while she recovered and healed. After her recent remarks on the Me Too Movement, I am without a single clue as to why we still accept any words she says or allows her on any sort of public platform.

Lohan was recently reported saying that she sees women who support the Me Too movement as "weak" and that you must speak on the assault in that very moment and that the assault is only made real once a police report is filed. Lohan then goes on to say that many girls who experience assault are young and don't know who they are and that is why they come forward and share their stories.

I just want us all as a collective group to agree to move past Lindsay Lohan. She has been given countless opportunities to come back again, to save her severed career, and to rise from the ashes that she was thrust into when sobbing in a courtroom after being convicted of a DUI she was desperately trying to convince the world she wasn't guilty of. The world has given chance after chance to Lohan to start again and to become a new, better version of herself. However, waiting for a better version of Lindsay is like waiting for the same old, tired product to finally remake itself and stop disappointing you. You might get a brand new version of the model, but you are still left with repeated disappointment in its performance no matter how many times you turn the other cheek.

Up until recently, I saw Lindsay as a bit of a victim. She has been referenced in countless songs and films as nothing more than a mockery, an easy joke to a punchline. "I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan" are the famous words featured in a Pitbull song. Or the affectionate lyrics targeted towards her by the band Blood on the Dance Floor, "I'd swallow your c*m like Vodka, if I was Lindsay Lohan."

Lindsay Lohan has been pop culture's number-one punching bag and mockery for almost a decade now. Up until recently, I might have argued that none of this was really all that provoked. She was just a child actress who got drugged up and partied. She went to jail, was under house arrest, and sobbed and the court, not a single look of pity even seemed to be tossed her way. However, maybe at a point in time, I would have thought it should be. I would have asked that we all cut her a break.

However, when someone who is grossly under qualified to make remarks on a topic decides to do so anyway especially with the knowledge that they are unqualified, that's when the criticism is not only justifiable but exceedingly welcomed. She deserves every bit of backlash she is receiving at the moment, and for the love of God, can we not just leave in her the past sobbing in the courtroom where we all left her the first time around. It seems that this might have been a desperate grab for attention. I couldn't name a single film she's been in since "Freaky Friday" and I don't see any Oscar nominations occurring for her any time soon. Why do we continue to entertain the thought of her? Why do we continue to string her along? Is it just so we can all say we there to watch the train wreck once again? Is it because we're all still holding tight to "Parent Trap" and "Mean Girl" references. Why do we continue to add fuel to a flame that burned out in an incredibly inglorious and humiliating fashion long ago?

Lindsay is so wrong and misguided and I am unable to see why anyone would ever think any different. And lastly, can we all kiss her and the dream of what she once was goodbye. Lindsay, please retire your acting career. It already is, but at this point all of us just need confirmation. May we all watch Parent Trap one last time with the memory of once was. That memory is one I prefer to the nightmare of Lohan that stands before us. If you decide to have a funeral for the career that was deceased long ago, let me know, Lindsay. I hope there will be a free showing of "Parent Trap" for my troubles. Maybe if you put as many movies a year out as you did mugshots, there could be some sort of resurrection.

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18 Times Kate Middleton Was Actually All Of Us In College, Beside The Princess Thing

Every girl has to go through her clueless college stage before she reaches Duchess status.
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Kate Middleton is basically a household name by now, and how could this not be the case when she has the gorgeous hair, kind smile, and incredible fashion sense. With her constantly in the spotlight looking so put together, we sometimes forget that the Duchess was actually all of us in college!

Here are 18 times that Kate proved she was just like all of us.

1. Going all out in the name of school spirit

There is nothing like breaking out the war paint and screaming for your home team. Like Kate, we all love to get a little messy and make some memories with our friends.

2. Hanging out with the roomies

Some people may not get lucky in this area but for those who are best friends with their roommates, they understand the love. It's a dream come true for everyone who has always wanted to live with their best friends. It's like a sleepover that never ends.

3. Dressing up cute on the first day of school...

You got to make a good first impression on your way to school. Whether it's during your 7 A.M or 4 P.M., it's always best to dress to impress.

4. ...and wearing yoga pants for the rest of the year

And this goes all the way until the last week of school when you don't bother getting out of bed to wear pants at all.

5. Going grocery shopping and throwing in cookies, ice-cream, and every type of Pringles because your mom isn't there to say no

You'll probably regret that in a few months when the Freshman Fifteen kicks in.

6. Walking for miles from your car to your dorm carrying groceries

We can't park by the apartment for a solid five minutes to carry our groceries up to the kitchen or we will risk a ticket, but we can walk a few miles carrying food that gets heavier, and heavier, and heavier with every step.

7. Going out for a night on the town on a Friday night

Dancing, laughter, and fun? Everyone in college has been to a party or two. It's a classic part of the college experience. Sometimes you just need a distraction from all the essays and tests.

8. Being so late to class you threw on whatever your hands grabbed next

We've all been there. Our alarm doesn't go off, we press snooze a few too many times, or forget to even set an alarm and next thing you know we are running around the dorm room like Taz from Looney Toons. You throw on whatever, then run to class.

Unfortunately 9/10 times our outfits don't turn out. Although, Kate can certainly pull off this look, no matter how mismatched.

9. Pretending your walking to the same building as the cute boy you met so you have the excuse to keep talking to him

I am very guilty of doing this. Although I missed my class, at least I got to talk to the really cute boy who has class at 9:45 in the STEM building. It was worth it.

10. Sitting on the floor or standing because you're a poor college student who can't afford chairs or tables

Eating on the floor? Always. Being a college kid is tough and sometimes you have to sacrifice some things to obtain the others. Such as choosing chocolate milk and Halo Top over vegetables and hair conditioner.

Judging by Kate's beautiful locks, she chose the conditioner.

Probably the vegetables too.

We should just all follow her example.

11. Going on cute date with the boy you followed to class-turned-boyfriend

Now my short-lived romance may not have extended farther than us talking and walking to his class, but Kate and William obviously had a better ending. Nevertheless, college is the place to grow and date and possibly find the one.

12. Keeping your hair long and growing because you can't afford to get it cut

Don't trust your roommate. No matter how many times she begs you to let her cut it. Don't.

13. Turning 21 and getting dressed up and going out with your best friends

While this one probably doesn't apply to Kate, since you can drink at age 18 in most countries, all my people in the United States know the sweet freedom of turning 21. It's an iconic time in a students life and marks a huge milestone as well.

14. Passing out flyers for some type of movement or protest

Everyone wants to be a part of something bigger - which is why college is the time to stand up for what you believe in. May that be RedforEd, Planned Parenthood, anti-Abortion, Trump, the Wall, pizza bagels, it's all an exercise of the first amendment.

15. Ranting to your friends about the professor that just "doesn't understand you"

You know your thinking about that professor right now as you read this. And you know that that's your reaction whenever they give you a bad grade or say something you disagree with at the tiniest degree.

16. Getting glammed-up for those senior photos

Pick out your best outfit and make sure it's a good hair day because everyone will be viewing these photos forever... and in Kate's place that is more than true. Luckily she looks as gorgeous as ever. Does she ever have a bad hair day?

17. Walking out of your last class knowing you'll never have to write a single paper again

And purposefully not thinking about how you will be going into the real world in less than a few days.

18. When you've graduated and realized you have no idea what you're going to do with your life

Maybe a prince will be right around the corner to sweep you off your feet so you won't have to figure your life out.
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The Kate Spade Foundation Follows Through On Their Million Dollar Promise

One year and a million dollars later, the fight against mental health issues continues.

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Going through a mental illness can be one of the most isolating and lonely feelings known to man. When you're in that state of mind it's hard to imagine that anyone could feel as bad as you do right then and there let alone have gone through something similar. Not only that, but many people will suffer in silence, avoiding speaking up or asking for help. Which, if anyone who's battled a mental illness would know, is not an uncommon feeling.

It's hard to speak up and ask for help, especially with something that feels so deeply personal and at times hard to describe. Many people find ways to cope and regain a balance in their lives. Many others never find that balance.

Roughly one year ago, on June 5, 2018, Kate Spade took her own life after battling depression and anxiety for nearly her entire life. It seemed completely out of the blue and nearly everyone was taken aback. But that's the nature of mental illness in some ways. We don't understand the severity or how deeply someone may have been struggling with their mental illness until it's too late.

The reality of mental health is often harrowing, especially when it comes to access to help. An increasing number of Americans are seeking help for a mental health condition but millions still remain with unmet needs or an undiagnosed condition. Many states with a mental health work provider workforce have only one worker for every four individuals requesting therapy.

But there are organizations across the nation who are working to make mental health care not only more accessible but affordable as well. The Kate Spade New York Foundation has just completed their $1 million donation pledge to mental health services such as The Jed Foundation and the Crisis Text Line.

Kate Spade's death, alongside those such as Anthony Bourdain and Robin Williams, proved to many of us that mental health issues affect us all regardless of our wealth, fame or status. In the time following their deaths, I felt that we've become more honest with ourselves and worked hard to destigmatize mental health as a whole. Her death raised the conversation surrounding mental health to new levels that I don't think had previously been touched. Regardless, there's always more work to be done and we should all aspire to live in a world where those affected with these illnesses no longer feel alone.

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