Megan Fox recently made some comments about fellow actress Lindsay Lohan in a revealing interview that has left the "Transformers" actress defending herself.
Fox, recently appeared as the cover girl in Esquire magazine where she spoke about her decision to remove a tattoo of Marilyn Monroe that once appeared on her arm. The actress compared the late actress and model who rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s to fellow thespian Lindsay Lohan in the feature story for Esquire and said she hoped to follow a different path than the two women.
"I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It's like when you visualize something for your future. I didn't want to visualize something so negative," Fox told Esquire. "She wasn't powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn't reliable, who almost wasn't insurable... She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I'm not interested in following in those footsteps."
After excerpts from the issue appeared online, Fox felt the need to clear up her comments about Lohan, 26-year-old actress who has recently made headlines for her legal issues.
"In the newly released article that I did for Esquire, there is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly. The journalist and I were discussing why I was removing my Marilyn Monroe tattoo, especially since in his opinion, Marilyn was such a powerful and iconic figure for women," Fox wrote on her Facebook page. "I attempted to draw parallels between Lindsay and Marilyn in order to illustrate my point that while Marilyn may be an icon now, sadly she was not respected and taken seriously while she was still living. Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc."
Fox went on to say that she never intended to criticize Lohan.
"I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood. Unfortunately it turned into me offering up what is really much more of an uneducated opinion," the actress wrote on Facebook in a message that was liked by over 170,000 people at press time. "It was most definitely not my intention to criticize or degrade Lindsay. I would never want her to feel bullied, as she does not deserve that."
The actress went on to place blame on herself for communicating in the way that she did.
"I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this miscommunication is my fault," Fox said.