While the U.S. continues to reel from Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s now-infamous racist remarks about black people, another major-league event slipped somewhat quietly under the media’s radar: the 10-year anniversary of the film “Mean Girls.”
Wednesday, April 30, (and don’t forget, “On Wednesdays we wear pink!”) marked one decade since Tina Fey’s hilarious high-school drama hit the screens and instantly became a teenage cult classic.
While Internet users celebrated the day with sundry “Mean Girls” gifs and various one-liners from the film, some Twitter users seized the opportunity to poke fun at the movie’s lead, 27-year-old Lindsay Lohan.
Drawing inspiration from one of the movie’s many memorable lines – “Damn, Africa, what happened?” – several Twitter users, using the hashtags #DamnAfrica and #DamnAfricaWhatHappened, posted a then-and-now series of photos depicting the “Mean Girls” cast in 2004 with how they look today. Lohan’s “today” photo, however, is anything but flattering – an apparent dig at the troubled actress’ downward spiral since the movie aired 10 years ago.
— Life of a Blonde (@lifeofablondee) April 30, 2014
Lohan has certainly had her fair share of controversy over the years. The “Mean Girls” star has struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, angered directors with her erratic behavior on the set and had very public run-ins with the law.
Sorry, Lohan, but, “You can’t sit with us!”