“You can’t make a joke of it, that’s so mean”: Lindsay Lohan Begged David Letterman to Stop Humiliating Her on His Show for Cheap Laughs That He Ignored

"You can't make a joke of it, that's so mean": Lindsay Lohan Begged David Letterman to Stop Humiliating Her on His Show for Cheap Laughs That He Ignored
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Lindsay Lohan the ultimate icon of the 2000s, has had a very difficult relationship with the media and tabloids throughout her life. The relentless intrusion of the media into her glamorous yet somewhat ‘problematic’ life showed no regard for her privacy or well-being. Talk shows proved to be no different from the relentless paparazzi chase either in fact, they were equally if not more invasive. One among them, in particular, caught the attention of many.


In the realm of intrusive and tactless questioning, David Letterman stands out. However, his 2013 interview with Lindsay Lohan was exceptionally hard to watch. Letterman’s complete disregard for her privacy brought her to tears.

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan

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David Letterman’s Uncomfortable Line of Questioning Leaves Lindsay Lohan Distressed

In 2013, the actress and pop culture icon Lindsay Lohan made an appearance on The Late Show to promote Scary Movie 5, a decision that eventually proved very unwise. The host, David Letterman renowned for his unsettling and straight-cut line of questions, took it to an extreme level with Lohan, cranking up the intensity. Back then, Lohan was gearing up for a 90-day stint in court-mandated rehab instead of facing jail time before she visited the talk show. This was in response to two misdemeanor convictions and a probation violation related to shoplifting.

Lindsay Lohan on David Letterman's talk show
Lindsay Lohan on David Letterman’s talk show, The Late Show

Letterman therefore boldly delved into a series of troubling questions about her rehab, despite it being common knowledge. Despite the actress’s visible discomfort, the host bravely marched on. As reported on Entertainment Weekly, he started by saying,

“Aren’t you supposed to be in rehab?–What are they rehabbing? What is on their list? What are they going to work on when you walk through the door?”

A deeply uncomfortable exchange started taking place after this between the two, with Lohan feeling noticeably uneasy. Despite her discomfort, she chose to confront the questions directly and handled the situation with grace. She even pointed out that the topic hadn’t been part of their pre-interview discussion and, had to firmly request him to cease and was teary-eyed at the very end of the segment.


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Lindsay Lohan Urged David Letterman to Stop Humiliating Her Mid-Interview

Later, Lindsay Lohan couldn’t resist the temptation to sneak a peek at the set of questions he had prepared, along with an accompanying joke that made her say,

“You can’t make a joke of it, that’s so mean”

Persistently, she urged him to stop asking these questions and pivot to her movie, and eventually, she succeeded, playfully declaring that it was her show now, the script of the intended jokes Letterman had in mind, firmly in her hand.


While it wasn’t the actress’s first bad encounter with the media, this specific segment has remained one of the worst. Prior to this, the actress answered each problematic question with great composure. Speaking about her rehab situation she explained,

“I think, to be honest, I’m happiest when I’m working, and the healthiest, and I think this is an opportunity for me to focus on what I love and I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think it’s a blessing,”

Lindsay Lohan.
Lindsay Lohan

Despite the actress wasn’t proud of her actions, she demonstrated accountability and was evidently actively working on improving herself. However, the host continued to press with questions such as, “Do you have addiction problems?” Since then, numerous social media users have expressed their concerns about the situation, rallying behind Lohan.

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Source: The Late Show (via Entertainment Weekly)


Written by Sampurna Banerjee

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