Michael Lohan ‘Happy’ About Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy Shoot â€“Â What’s With That?
I think it’s cool when parents support their children’s careers â€“ however alternative â€“ but there’s something about Michael Lohan that gives me the creeps. Never mind his little “anger management” problem. Or that he’s been charged with domestic violence. What’s giving me the creeps is his attitude towards daughter Lindsay Lohan‘s recent Playboy shoot.
“It’s a move in a direction where she’s working,” Michael Lohan, 51, tells Dr. Drew Pinksy on an episode of Lifechangers, which airs tomorrow. “If she’s happy with it, I’m happy with it.” (Um, ewww)
At least Michael hasn’t actually seen the photos and insists he never want to. So that’s a good thing. But I just think it’s disturbing that he seems more concerned with his troubled 25-year-old daughter working than he his about her reputation, or what might be best for her personally.
As an aside, I don’t think that posing for Playboy is a terrible thing and I don’t judge women who choose to do so; what I am judging is Michael’s enthusiasm for the whole thing. I think that most supportive fathers wouldn’t call it “a good move,” as Michael did, but they’d take more of an “I’m not happy about it but she’s an adult and it’s her choice and she’s a good kid” type of approach. Didn’t get any of that from Michael, I’m sorry to say.
Of course, we’re not getting any of that from mommy Dina Lohan, either, who was super excited about the opportunity and who was sure to update the masses on how well the shoot went. (Did we mention that Lindsay earned a cool $1 million for the gig?)
Honestly, it’s time these parents stopped capitalizing on their daughter’s poor decisions and train-wreck life and focused instead on being actual parents (you know, like acting supportive and being a voice of reason). I never thought I’d say this, but I actually feel badly for Lindsay. Yes, she’s a grown woman and needs to smarten up. But with parents like these, you have to wonder if she ever had a decent role model growing up.