November 18th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Lohan clan not happy with 'Glee's' LiLo jokes

Gwyneth Paltrow may have rocked it on this week's episode of "Glee," but there are a few people who aren't so happy with her performance - like the Lohans.

In between the singing and dancing, the show poked fun at Lindsay Lohan's stints in rehab. Paltrow's character Holly Holiday, who was subbing as a Spanish teacher, tried to teach the students how to say things like, "Lindsay Lohan is totally crazy, right?" and, "How many times has Lindsay been in rehab?"

In a statement from Dina Lohan's attorney on behalf of Dina and her children, the family says they were hurt by the jokes, adding, " we are sadly disappointed in the writers’ choice to have such a huge talent like Gwyneth Paltrow relay such hurtful words against a contemporary."

"Glee" and the show's network, Fox, declined to comment.

What do you think? Was "Glee" out of line with the LiLo jokes?

soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. John

    You know how you prevent people from talking about you being in and out of rehab? By not consuming so much in drugs and alcohol that it lands you in rehab. This is what people say behind her back, at least the Glee folks had courage enough to say it out loud.

    November 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. celebs911

    Mother of Lindsay, look the problem in the face and stop thinking what others are saying and doing/ Read our post on Lindsay and if you do what you are suppose to, your daughter will come back stronger than ever and a super star.

    November 19, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. John

    Ummmm, Dina Lohan is deluded if she thinks that Lindsay is a contemporary of Gwyneth Paltrow. They are 14 years apart in age and Gwyneth has achieved stature, accolades, awards, earnings and credentials that Lindsay couldn't even dream of achieving.

    November 18, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary Clark

    For pete's sake "It's a JOKE!!! Dina , your are too serious, lighten up and get a life!

    November 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Milkawhat?

    Contemporary? Let’s review:

    Paltrow: Oscar winner for Shakespeare in Love, Golden Globe winner for Proof, great performances in Sylvia, Running with Scissors and Great Expectations. No personal issue of note.

    Lohan: No awards, crappy performances in The Parent Trap, Herbier fully loaded, Georgia Rule. Barely descent performances in Mean Girls and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Numerous run ins with the law and rehab stays

    Mauybe they have a different defination of Contemporary?

    November 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Greg

    Didn't Linsey poke fun at herself and her addiction, backstage at some award show? Did her mother say anything about that?

    November 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kiki

    Why is it that LiLo can make fun of herself w/ that Chelsey Handler skit (and get paid) & then there's hell to pay if someone else does??
    Her mother was hiding behind her daughters addiction all along and NOW she's concerned????

    November 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jimmy R

    LILO is naked in Machete, check it out!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kate

    If LiLo doesn't want people to joke about her stupidy then perhaps she shouldn't be stupid. I think that its great because it shows kids that society will not tolerate such behavior. I know Dina won't be laughing because this shows how good she was as a parent.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Holly

    Glee didn't do anything out of the ordinary. Guess what Ms. Lohan, we all make fun of your daughter at school. She is the wreck you can't help but watch and be glad you're not her. I really hope Lindsay can pull it together this time, but all celebrities are made fun of when they're in the news nonstop. And now we get to make fun of her nutcase mom too.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. babycelebs411

    we've made our predictions on Lindsay and the core of her problems and addictions. Her parents are not very responsible and they've certainly contribued to her being in Rehab. Very sad to have such relation:

    November 18, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sledgehammer

    when you act like a total moron in public,you should be smart enough to know people are gonna make fun of you!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ZooKeeper

    Perhaps the Lohans should be more concerned with their daughter's drinking, addictive personality and her obsession with bad publicity before they start worrying about her being the butt of jokes. Perhaps they should be more concerned with the fact that they raised such a hooligan child. Perhaps they should be more worried with a whole lot more important things than someone pointing out the obvious issues that immature twit has. Perhaps they ought to try to keep her and themselves out of the spotlight for once and focus on fixing their family. God knows the rest of us want them to go away!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Whatever

    Lindsay's parents are concernend NOW? They've been more interested in her bank account and their own celebrity than taking care of their child. Now she's a hot mess and they don't see the humor. Someone needs to do the same thing for Lindsay that Brittany Spears father did for her. Take everything out of her hands and anyone else's hands who clearly do not have her best interests at heart and give this child a chance to live to be 30. If Dina Lohan wants to rock Chanel handbags she needs to get a job that supports it.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Heather

    Contemporary often refers to persons or their acts or achievements: Hemingway and Fitzgerald, though contemporary, shared few values.

    Ok, that's like calling Mother Theresa and the local school nurse contemporaries. Quite a stretch, but I give much more kudos to school nurses than LL.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. LoJenk


    November 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Rand

    Whats the problem ? LINDSEY LOHAN is one big JOKE

    November 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. carrieson

    Really? This is what her family is upset about. Not the rampant drug and alcohol abuse, multiple arrests, mug shots, court appearences and stints in re-hab? Don't anyone dare poke fun at her, because her mother takes offense. I find her mother offensive on so many levels, and if I were Gwyneth Paltrow, I'd be more annoyed that someone thought I was Lindsay's contemporary. All this bad publicity and being made fun of is what is commonly known as the consenquences of her actions.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sit Down

    Loved That Commercial! Never even thought of Lindsey until the law suit. Ya, you know Lindsey's Mom is out to make another fast buck! She suffers from another form of addiction – ASS: Attention Seekers Syndrome!

    Dana should have shared the money with the other millions of Lindsey's out there. OOPS! can't do that, it wouldn't be about her if she did.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LBW

    Maybe she can sue Glee just like she did over the Lindsey milkaholic commercial. They actually paid her money to go away, maybe Glee will do the same. A girl has got to make a buck.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Ron31

    Stadler, I wasn't saying that "Glee" is real....I was saying the Lindsay Lohan comment was real.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dana

    Lohan is *not* a "contemporary" of Paltrow. She had the potential to grow up to be a star, and she blew it. Poor choices with substances, and bad behavior on set (or off-set, when she chose not to show up on time) are what earned her this seemingly endless stream of teasing. I'm sure the Lohan clan is embarrassed to be targeted, but had they supported and guided this kid better, she wouldn't be in rehab for the Nth time, and people might remember her acting abilities instead of making countdown clocks for her next inevitable relapse. Glee probably went overboard with the Lindsey jokes and I imagine it hurt her feelings, but let's not pretend here: being made fun of on a silly tv show, which even its greatest fans know is silly anyway, is the least of her worries. I'd be more concerned with getting healthy, or getting another job someday. She has skills, despite her best efforts to destroy herself. If she really wants to be a contemporary of Ms. Paltrow, then someday she will be. But she needs to earn it.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  23. Bookie

    I'm in complete shock. Dina thinks Lindsay is Ms. Paltrow's contemporary? Jeez. Sorry Dina dear. Lindsay doesn't now, nor will she ever come close to being Ms. Paltrow's comtemporary. Lindsay put herself in this position. Free will people. Chemicals or not. The whole Lohan family has proven more than once that they are delusional. Dina is a sycophant. One of the worst I've seen in the last few years.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  24. Heyree

    Dina Lohan has been photographed "partying it up" with Lindsay. She helped make LL the mess that she is. She should shut up, but we all know how much that woman loves her publicity...

    November 18, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  25. eladrius

    Short and simple. Did they say anything untrue? Did they make anything up? no. Your lawayers can puff up there chests all they want. in the end Freedom of speech allows us to express our opinions. Suck it up lilo (you know, Like the cocaine on your mirror)

    November 18, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  26. lm

    Lilo is hardly a contemporary of Gwynth Palthrow!!!

    November 18, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  27. Millie Bea

    If Lindsay had not make herself a joke- she would not be the butt of them- maybe the Lohans need to worry more about what they are dong, first, and woryy about the reaction second. You can't behave like Lindsay has and not become fodder for these comments. Once again, Dina is going at the backwards.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  28. saccell

    Typical of the show's lazy writing.

    Has anyone here ever attended a public school choir class? It's not a soulful boogie-down time. The program is ludicrous.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • trish

      that is the point...of course that is not how it really is... it is what everyone thought it should be...omg...did you really think they were trying to protray reality??? WOW...that is the criticisism you have of the show??? the show is supposed to be fun, with some serious issues thrown boring of a show would it be if it was showing an actually chior class...DUH

      November 18, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  29. Feo

    Well the truth hurts, it would be different if they were casting false dispersions. Frankly, Dina should spend some time acting like a REAL mother, instead of a whorish Stage Mom. And, Lilo should just be glad she's still garnering any attention at all. Any publicity is better than no publicity.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  30. Abbreviation

    Jeezus. Gwen's character is a person who doesn't take responsibility for her actions and often ends up hurting other people with her efforts to be popular and well-liked. Of course she is going to say offensive things.

    That said, I don't think Lindsay and her family have diddly to stand on. Do you know how much money she makes every time she is photographed walking out of jail or rehab? Companies pay her huge sums of money to be photographed with their products. She's whoring out her addiction, or at least profiteering from it. I don't have much sympathy for the girl anymore. She doesn't seem much like she actually wants to get better.

    November 18, 2010 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  31. Thorne

    Contemporary what?
    Sorry... I couldn't hardly get past that comment to comprehend whether or not they were in good taste (probably not) or funny (certainly were).
    So is it better when Tina Fey dose it on SNL? Is that a safe place for satire? (I'm a Fey fan so don't get your knickers in a twist.)

    November 18, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  32. Pierre

    I do not watch the show but I too feel making fun of someone's battle with addiction is wrong. I wonder how the writers of the show would feel if they (and their family members) were on the receiving end of these tastless jokes.
    Instead of making these tastless comments, the writers should have pointed out that Lindsay is making tremendous progress in fighting her addictions and to wish her success for the future. I'm sure the writers would not have written these lines if one of their family members were battling an addiction.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  33. SouthernBelle64

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Lindsay Lohan...contemporaries? Lindsay's mom wishes....

    November 18, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  34. Ron31

    "Glee" hasn't did nothing that anything else hasn't done."Glee" deals with current issues and it's real.Is it wrong to also have Kurt bullied because he is gay...No..Why because it is what's going on in the world today.Dina and Michael Lohan needs to get over it and come to reality that when celebrities mess up it becomes a part of pop culture.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Stadler

      You shot your whole point when you said "Glee is real". There is no "real" on TV, just approximations of real. Great if you have some connection to the show, that is what the notion of "art" is all about. But let's not get so wrapped up in how "real" a scripted television program is.

      Personally, I think it is in poor taste to make fun of someone's struggles (it's an easy target, like conservatives) but there is no shortage of poor taste on television these days, for sure, and nothing says they can't indulge in that.

      November 18, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Michele

      I'm pretty sure Ron shot his whole point when he started with "Glee hasn't did nothing."

      November 18, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Lindsay

    I really don't care. Afterall, only moronic idiots watch Glee.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • trish

      oh look, lindsay lohan herself is commenting now

      November 18, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Ron31

      Really....Only moroinc idiots watch "Glee"....Really? I think your an idiot for saying that.

      November 18, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Just on the off chance that this poster is really Lindsey...GET A PHUCKIN' CLUE!!!!!!

      November 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. DougB

    Glee is an equal opportunity offender. Were the Lohan jokes slightly off putting, sure, but they get everyone on this show so I wasn't upset.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  37. MLB

    If your going to behave like a target don't be surprised when some shoots at you

    November 18, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  38. MSL

    I thought it was completely out of line. and to be honest not funny at all. i'll be the first to admit when a joke like that is funny. didn't even make me laugh. and i love gwyneth-she's pretty awesome and can be funny. not so much on this one. maybe her mother could have done a better job. but not on this topic. the writers really messed up on this one. bad choice. what a horrible choice to make fun of someone with a disease like this. so she ahs issues and is in the spotlight with it. omg-who is the loser here-the writers. and i'm sorry-gwyneth for doing it.. i never watched Glee and now even moreso never will.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • DougB

      P.S. I have been meaning to say this for a time to all the Glee naysayers. How many of you are paid to write negative reviews, how many conservative agendas are you being paid to forward as you disguise yourself as a real person?

      November 18, 2010 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • trish

      get over yourself...are you kidding me??? I laughed hysterically...SHE did this to herself...her wacked out family did this to her....every comedian in the world makes fun of her...get over yourself and off your high horse...

      November 18, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Mister Bundles

      As much as I feel bad for Lindsey and where her life has gone.. The writers have every right to take a shot at her, How many times have Conan, Leno, Letterman taken shots at her? Lindsay really brought all of this on herself. No one forced her to go down the path of illegal and perscription drug abuse.. There are plenty of actresses who have avoided that path.. or matured out of it. It was appropriate for the setting it was done in.. A spanish teacher trying to make learning a new language fun and intresting to new students and retain their attention.

      November 18, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Les

      How dare you make a comment about this when you said yourself you have never watched the show. Do you think Lindsay Lohan is the only perosn who has ever been the butt of a joke? Until you watch the show, keep your opinions to yourself. The show is funny and I thought the comments were hilarious. She has the opportunity to redeem herself and take her life more seriously. If she does redeem herself, then the jokes shouldn't bother her. A lot of people have done things in life that they aren't proud of. If you can get past those things, you can laugh at them down the road. It was meant as a JOKE....People just need to lighten up. Everyone knows that she has a disease, but until you admit the problems and take the steps to fix it, how do you expect people to not make a joke about you?

      November 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  39. JT

    Did they say anything that's not true? Cmon! We laughed at Grilled Cheezus! and they've tackled serious material before (teen pregnancy hello! gay bashing hello hello)

    They Lohan's should be thankful that their still being mentioned – makes them relevant, even as a cautionary tale.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  40. Braden

    I thiought the jokes were funny, but they did seem a bit out of hand. When talking about somebody dealing with alcohol and drugs, it gets pretty serious.

    November 18, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I agree with you 100%, but when you live your life like it's a joke, people tend to make a joke of it.

      November 18, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      I doubt that LILO watches glee anyways...

      November 18, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      Lindsay's family and her made her a joke. Until she wants to be serious and stop all this she will continue to be a joke. If her family did not want to her jokes about her they should have raised her right and not care only about the money.

      November 18, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      To assume that Lindsey Lohan is a "contemporary" is silly. It is a lawyer using a word to confuse people. All it means is that they are actresses at the same time. What does THAT have to do with anything. By that rationale comedians could never make fun of celebrities because they are contemporaries. Perhaps Mrs. Lohan should focus on her daughter living right so there wouldnt be any ammunition for jokes. I am not sure that is Lindsey was the guest that she could have made jokes about Gwenneth. Wonder why...

      November 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      I totally agree. When you live your drug/alcohol addicted life like a joke, people like me will make fun of you. Lindsey and her mother are disgusting. I say let the jokes rip until she gets tired of it and changes her ways. If she doesn't change...well, let's just say the usable material that is this girl's life will make a lot of people giggle.

      November 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  41. cheefsfury


    November 18, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Sit Down

      Hmmm! I think it's a wonderful example to our youth of "what you never want to be – a drunk, drug addict and if you are – it’s a guarantee you will be the butt of jokes. Not necessarily on prime-time TV, but at school, cafeteria and around the dinner table. I also think her Mother and family need a reality check! or following family tradition "Check In." I agree Lindsey is beautiful, smart and a talented young women. But she is also a drunk, drug addict, self center, spoiled brat, lacking any morals. That I blame on her parents. Dina if you don't want your daughter(s) to be the butt of every prime-time, even day and night time TV jokes, you should have taught your children to be respectful, moral, law abiding citizens.

      Everyone saw what she wrote on her nails and proudly flashing for the world to see. Some say it's a cry for help or a plea. As a Mother, I would have taken my daughter into the bathroom and washed her hands before she walked into the courtroom. I would NOT appear in public media, crying and carrying-on all that drama, proclaiming that it's not my precious Lindsey's fault, it’s the media's fault, the people who force themselves in her life, she's a good girl, and she is innocent and has no problems.

      WAKE UP GIRL! or have you again proven the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Check yourself "In" as well!

      Now, if you are using this antic as a platform to launch a ridiculous lawsuit, costing tax-payers more money because of your sorry-ass, habitual self seeking attention grabbing person that you seem to be, refusing to take ownership, YOU should be slapped with a lawsuit for your contribution to the destruction of your daughter and lack of moral character. My advice; sit down, shut up and clean up your house and family. You are not helping your daughter, you are making more of a mess and now encouraging more jokes. See you on SNL.

      November 18, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Joiebean

      Lindsay Lohan is part of pop culture and this show (amongst others) pokes fun at all things pop culture. That's part of the price...especially when its just so easy.

      November 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |

      I though it was perfect, tasteless just like Lindsay, your all washed up girl!!!!!

      November 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |

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