Lindsay Lohan, a star not exactly known for her subtle wisdom, occasionally shows the Internet her more sentimental side. However, often times when she does, it seems glaringly out of touch with most people’s reality. Last night, she tweeted from the air: “Never quit fighting to live your dreams” along with a picture that I strongly doubt most of us can relate to.
And exactly how much are these dreams that she’s fighting for? I’ve approximated the costs based only on what I can tell from the picture, so it’s admittedly not going to be exact:
- Pink Birkin – $1950
- Chanel clutch – $2695
- Mac laptop – $1190+
- Private jet – Between $2500 and $4500 per hour
So, not even including her very recent and very abandoned sky-high bill of $46,350 for her stay at Chateau Marmont (and subsequent lifetime ban), Lindsay Lohans currently passenger seat dreams cost something upwards of $8,335. Which is a lot.
To be honest, I don’t mind Lindsay Lohan. Besides the whole “skating by no matter how many DUIs” thing (which is more the court’s fault than her own), I don’t hold anything against her. I think she’s a weirdly likable and fascinating celebrity. The picture posted at the top is absolutely gorgeous, despite being taken by the world’s creepiest photographer, and I think she is a strikingly pretty person overall.
That said, as much as I’d love to just pull a Chris Crocker and leave LiLo alone, I can’t help but get increasingly frustrated with celebrities who equivalate dreams to expensive possessions. What sort of message does it sent to her young fans that her version of “following your dreams” includes a pair of bags that cost more than many of us make in 3 months?
Nevertheless, I do feel bad for her; I imagine that growing up as a child star involves an incredible amount of pressure, which could explain why so many of them fall into drugs or alcohol addiction later on. Developing your appearance and life in a national spotlight could drive anybody to be out-of-touch with reality, though there are loads of other examples of child stars without those type of antics such as Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Regardless, I still have a bit of a soft spot for LiLo, so I’ve included some of the prettier photos of her (there are too many websites devoted to the bad ones already, anyway).
What do you think of Lindsay Lohan’s Twitter advice?