Last week, in between breaks from her new movie, the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Liz & Dick,” Lindsay Lohan posed for another Terry Richardson photoshoot. Several groups are now criticizing her for making such an inappropriate decision.
The shoot was not totally different from many Lindsay did with Richardson before, except for a few shots that had her playing with a gun, and placing it in her mouth or at her temple as if about to shoot.
You can see one of the photos attached to this article.
Controversial photographer Richardson initially posted them on his blog, Terry's Diary, but was quick to pull them off – however, not quick enough to do so before bloggers had snapped them.
As it turns out, Richardson had every reason not to want the photos out, as the reaction to it will prove.
National suicide hotline organization Hopeline and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence are both issuing statements to blast Lindsay for agreeing to pose for these pictures.
Suicide should never be mocked or taken lightly, let alone used as a “prop” for what some may call, at best, “questionable” art.
“When a celebrity uses suicide and specifically the means to do it as a joke, it is grossly irresponsible and is a disgrace,” Hopeline says in a statement to E! News
“It also must be met with an immediate rebuke from the mental-health community. This is no joking matter. Lives are at stake,” the organization adds.
“We are outraged that Lindsay Lohan and her support system [have] shown such ignorance and lack of care in her use of suicide as a promotional tool to attempt to gain public attention,” the same statement reads.
Furthermore, the photos can also be interpreted as a cry for help from Lindsay. If that be the case, if she's really going through a difficult time, Hopeline is offering her assistance – all she has to do is ask for it.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence stresses that such photos are offensive to all those with families who have suffered from gun violence.
“I don't know if these photos represent a cry for help, or just an exercise in incredibly bad taste, but Lindsay should know that these photos will bring tears to the loved ones of the 18,000 Americans who kill themselves with guns every year,” the organization's president says.
“Lindsay should get rid of the gun and help spread the life-saving message that countless suicides could be prevented if more Americans did the same,” he adds.