In our WTF? news of the day, a new celebrity feud appears to have broken out this week … between esteemed Golden Girl Betty White and raging trainwreck Lindsay Lohan. This week, Betty spoke to The Daily Mail and offered her honest opinion of the embarrassingly messy behavior by both Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay, apparently, didn’t take too kindly to Betty’s opinion of her and had to speak out publicly about her displeasure. It sounds like it’s Team Betty vs. Team Lindsay … whose team are YOU on?
Getting slammed by the nicest “Golden Girl” has got to feel pretty weird. “Wow,” Lindsay Lohan said exclusively to E! News in response to Betty White telling London’s Daily Mail that she “cannot stand” celebs like Lohan and Charlie Sheen. “I’ve always been a fan of hers,” Lohan continued. “It’s just a bit strange when people feel they must speak publicly about others. Especially a grown woman.” Ooh…burn? No, not really. Lohan genuinely seemed rather perplexed by why White seemingly name-checked her out of nowhere. White’s comments, according to the Mail’s article, appeared to come after she was asked her opinion about “today’s celebrities.” “They party too much, don’t learn their lines, are unprofessional and they grumble about everything,” the Emmy winner said (supposedly with “eyes flashing,” per the report). “I think they are terribly ungrateful. I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business, and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, for example, although there are plenty of others, too. They are the most blessed people in the world and they don’t appreciate it.” Seems kind of harsh for the usually more discreet actress, whose insults tend to come out in the form of jokes told at award show podiums. “She is such a wonderful one,” White said at the SAG Awards, referring to her “Proposal” costar, Sandra Bullock. “Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?” Sheen, surprisingly, has not tweeted or otherwise issued a reaction to White’s comments. Lohan had nothing to say on Sheen’s behalf, but she is apparently a fan, having tweeted yesterday: “‘Youre with a winner, you wont regret this'”-charlie sheen as bud fox in Wall Street (winner-winning!) made me laugh lol.”
Let’s be honest here, first it should be made very clear that The Daily Mail generally exaggerates in their reporting … and to be honest, I wouldn’t at all be surprised if they did not quote Betty properly. But even with that said, nothing that Betty reportedly said is at all derogatory or defamatory. It’s pretty public knowledge and quite arguable that Lindsay, for example, does party too hard, doesn’t learn her lines, is unprofessional and “grumbles” about everything (case in point, this dumb feud). Instead of complaining that Betty White is “speaking publicly” about her, maybe she should take Betty’s comments to heart. When a Golden Girl puts your irresponsible behavior on blast, girl, GET A CLUE! I don’t expect anything else to come from this feud … but I, for one, am squarely on Team Betty. She merely expressed what we all know to be true.
You go, Betty!!