Last December, Lindsay Lohan made a little trip to India. You see, she got a job. Sort of. She was hired to do a BBC documentary in which she would go India and sort of narrate the actions being undertaken by various non-profits who were trying to save children’s lives. Of course, Lindsay f-cked it up. She crack tweeted her way through her trip, telling the world that she “saved 40 children” and that India “freaked her out” et cetera.
The non-profits called Lindsay out on her “saving children” lies and the BBC had to air that dreadful documentary featuring a spectacularly strung-out Professor Crackhead farting out nonsense like: “The parents aren’t necessarily in the wrong…the children are obviously not in the wrong…um…ah, the traffickers are the ones in the wrong, because they know what they’re doing, and anyone who says that they don’t know? I mean, come on.” Oh, and this gem: “Didn’t you hear that children were abused, and some girls, maybe if they were attractive, were raped and prostituted?”
So, it was a fiasco from start to finish, basically. And now India is so over it, they never want to Lindsay again. The Telegraph reports that India is considering a “blacklisting” for Lindsay, meaning she will never be granted a work or travel visa ever again, maybe:
Hollywood actress and model Lindsay Lohan could be blacklisted by the Indian government following her trip to the country last December when she falsely claimed she had rescued 40 child workers.
Her comments, which highlighted the plight of child labourers, ruffled feathers in India and alerted officials who discovered she had broken the country’s visa rules by travelling as a tourist while working on a BBC documentary.
The Mean Girls star had arrived in India to film an expose of child labour and trafficking of women which was later broadcast on BBC3, but she provoked a row when she claimed to have personally rescued 40 children.
In a series of updates on the social networking site Twitter, she boasted of her role in a daring raid on a child labour sweatshop and claimed the experience had changed her life.
“Over 40 children saved so far … Within one day’s work … This is what life is about … Doing THIS is a life worth living!!!” she said.
She later contrasted the superficiality of celebrity life with the satisfaction of social activism.
“Focusing on celebrities and lies is so disconcerting, when we can be changing the world one child at a time … hope everyone can see that,” she said.
But according to activists leading the raids, Ms Lohan did not arrive in India until after the raids had been completed and the children had been rescued. Some of them had been ‘sold’ by their parents for £25 and were working 17 hours per day for as little as £3 a month.
Activists involved in the raids criticized her comments and accused her of trivializing the issue of child trafficking.
Now she may not be able to visit India again after officials looked at her case and found she had failed to apply for a work visa for her trip. Senior civil servants in New Delhi are now studying the case and will rule on whether her name will be added to an immigration blacklist.
[From The Telegraph]
Ah, India. I’m glad you’re still pissed! I mean, this stuff happened more than three months too, and they’re just getting to the Lohan blacklist now? Better late than never, I suppose.
In additional Lohan news, various sources (like Star and Radar) are reporting that Lindsay is totally back to dudes, and there’s one specific dude she’s boning. His name is Sam Webb, and he’s described by Star as a “European model” and “a Londoner who models for Dolce & Gabbana”. What else… let’s see, they were together at Paris Fashion Week, and they went to Milan too. And Lindsay, according to friends, is “obsessed with Sam…She’s looking for projects that are based in England so she can be near him… She’s fallen pretty hard for him and follows him wherever he goes.” Aw, just like she did with her first Sam, La Ronson. Here’s Sam Webb:
Photo of Sam Webb from INFphoto.com.