Lindsay Lohan, the Hollywood actress and drama magnet, is having yet another painful identity crisis — of the Facebook kind. Her Facebook account has been temporarily disabled, and she ironically chose to rant about the traumatizing experience on her MySpace blog.
Her stream-of-unconsciousness style post, titled “Upset with Facebook,” claims that her Facebook profile was hacked repeatedly, and complains that Facebook administrators shut down her profile as an impostor account while scads of fake Lindsay Lohans are free to frolic on the site. Tragic. And why would that be? Lohan has the answer, with a lack of capitalization that pays homage to poet e.e. cummings:
i wasn’t even under my name, i had a fake name on my account because, obviously i didn’t want everyone on facebook to know it was me.
maybe i am just venting, but i am also writing this blog in hopes that the people at facebook will un-disable my account and allow me to sign in the EXACT same way it was, same friends, same emails, same “pets” and so on…
Well, that settles it. Isn’t using the fake name Lindsay Ronson precisely the reason why her account was disabled? (Gawker revealed the name discrepancy this spring.) Lindsay explains that her reason for airing her grievances on MySpace is that it’s the best place for her to let all her emotions out in the eternal MySpace versus Facebook debate, especially since she thinks MySpace is much more secure. Oh, and “especially if i hope for something to change,” she writes, implying that her profile better get re-activated soon.
It’s probably not going to be as effective as contacting Facebook’s support team at firstname.lastname@example.org, but it’s a start. If Lohan was a truly savvy Facebook user, she would’ve been smart enough to create a Facebook Fan Page in order to peddle her atrocious line of leggings, address gossipy rumors and answer the question, “Who is the real Lindsay Lohan?” Feel free to befriend the Lohan impostors below, or suggest ways that Facebook can better verify celebrity profiles.