Be My Guest Marie Walker!

14Apr10

For this week’s T.O.W. we were asked to feature a guest writer. The guest writer I chose is Marie Walker, she is a fellow classmate of mine and she also  featured my blog post on Toyota moving in the right direction on her blog. I really enjoyed Marie’s take on the Lindsay Lohan/Superbowl commercial controversy. I think it points out a really interesting point involving Lohan and what she should be focusing on to preserve her career! Enjoy Marie’s Blog below:

Milk-A-Whaaat?

By: Marie Walker

The E-Trade ad that premiered during the Super Bowl, shown  here, is now the new source of controversy in the great state of California.  Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against E-Trade claiming that the company has improperly invoked her “likeness, name, characterization, and personality” without permission, thus violating her right of privacy.  The complaint, courtesy of TMZ, seems quite unfounded.

I honestly don’t see any likeness being duplicated between the E-trade baby and Lohan.  The baby only had one line to say which was “milk a what?” which does not characterize nor mimic Lohan’s personality in any way, shape, or form.

“Lohan is suing for $50 million in compensatory damages and an additional $50 million in exemplary damages. She also demanded that E*Trade stop running the ad.” (News Briefs)

“They used the name Lindsay,” said Stefanie Ovadia, Lohan’s lawyer. “They’re using her name as a parody of her life. Why didn’t they use the name Susan? This is a subliminal message. Everybody’s talking about it and saying it’s Lindsay Lohan.” (NY Post)

“Lindsay” was in 2008 the 380th most popular name for newborn American girls, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. That was down from 241th in 2004, when Lohan’s popular film “Mean Girls” was released. (Reuters)

I think this is another sad attempt by Lohan and her handlers to gain publicity for the fallen starlet.  Lohan, who has yet to produce any reputable work since 2004, has a career that is in serious need of resuscitation.  She would be better served if her publicist took her out of the spotlight, cleaned her up, and sent her back out with some new found talent in tow.  This seems like a new low for the star.  I don’t know of anyone who thought of her when this ad was released, myself included.

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2 Responses to “Be My Guest Marie Walker!”

  1. 1 Jessica Cameron

    Lindsey Lohan is CRAZY! That baby does not look anything like her and is not acting like her. She has fallen out of the spotlight and I think because of this she will do anything to get back to being the center of attention, even if it means making ridiculous claims such as this one. I think is a dumb PR stunt on her and her publicist’s part. Lohan needs to give up and maybe clean herself up and then she could get the spotlight attention she is craving, but until then I think it is safe to say that the public is over her and her stunts she continues to pull.


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