How the Institutional Racism of Yesterday Still Reverberates Today
Apparently that's the thought that went through the mind of Lindsay Lohan upon seeing this E-Trade commercial:
As the New York Post reports:
Lindsay Lohan is suing the financial company E-Trade, insisting that a boyfriend-stealing, "milkaholic" baby in its latest commercial—who happens to be named Lindsay—was modeled after her. And she wants $100 million for her pain and suffering, The Post has learned.
The actress filed a lawsuit yesterday in Nassau County Supreme Court over the commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl this year....Lohan's lawyer, Stephanie Ovadia, said the actress has the same single-name recognition as Oprah or Madonna. "Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit," Ovadia said. "They used the name Lindsay," Ovadia said. "They're using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn't they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody's talking about it and saying it's Lindsay Lohan." Ovadia wants an injunction to force the spot off the air, and the Lindsay camp wants every last copy of the commercial.
I understand cocaine is a drug that makes people think they're glamorous and fascinating, but what drug makes people think they're being impersonated by CGI babies?
Also, if this is a collaborative publicity stunt by Lohan and E-Trade, I salute them both. If it's not, God help Lindsay Lohan, who's apparently going to go crazier than we ever dreamed.
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