Megan Fox is publicly clarifying her recent remarks about troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan and Marilyn Monroe.

In a new interview with Esquire, Fox, who once idolized Monroe, said that she no longer looked up to the iconic actress. She also likened the “Some Like It Hot” star to Lindsay Lohan.

"I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult,” Fox said. “It’s like when you visualize something for your future. I didn't want to visualize something so negative.

"She wasn't powerful at the time,” she continued. “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."

Numerous outlets latched on to the “This is 40” star’s comments, broadcasting her presumed dig at Lohan. 

Too Fab reported “Megan Fox Disses Lindsay Lohan” and the Daily Mail claimed “Megan Fox Slams Lindsay Lohan.” The Daily News alleged “Megan Fox compares Marilyn to LiLo (not in a good way)” while iVillage posted the story “Megan Fox: Marilyn Monroe Was Unreliable, Like Lindsay Lohan.”

The intense coverage prompted Fox to explain her statement via her Facebook page.

“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,” Fox wrote. “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.”

She continued, “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. 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.

 “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. I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this miscommunication is my fault.”

The 26-year-old costarred with Lohan in the 2004 film “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.”

Fox’s comments are the least of the “Mean Girls” star's worries. According to CNN, the star is set to appear in court next month where she’ll face four misdemeanor charges after crashing her car in Santa Monica, Calif., and allegedly lying to police by claiming her assistant was driving.