By Isobel Scott and Matthew B. Zeidman
NEW YORK, NY (RushPRnews) 14/11/08 â€“ This week, nearly two months after admitting to a relationship with close friend Samantha Ronson, actress Lindsay Lohan opened up to Harperâ€™s Bazaar about her sexual preferences and shocked Access Hollywood viewers by allegedly referring to President-Elect Sen. Barack Obama as â€œcolored.â€Lohan, 22, first made headlines this month when Harperâ€™s Bazaar asked the ex-Disney poster child in its latest issue if she considered herself a lesbian, to which she immediately replied, â€œNo.â€ When asked if she were bisexual, she answered, â€œMaybe. Yeah.â€
She also told the publication she wasnâ€™t sure if the 31-year-old Ronson, an English DJ, had ever been with a woman before and that she (Lohan) wanted to one day marry, but wasnâ€™t sure if it would be to a man or woman.
This Tuesday, before discussion of the candid sit-down had even finished making the media rounds, TVâ€™s Access Hollywood released footage of an interview with the â€œMean Girlsâ€ star in which she allegedly called Obama by the offensive term.
â€œIt was really exciting,â€ Lohan told interviewer Maria Menounos. â€œItâ€™s an amazing feeling. Itâ€™s our first, you know, colored president. I am so thrilled to be a part of the country while thatâ€™s going on and that actually came into fruition.â€
While Lohan appeared to pronounce the word in question clearly during the interview, Access Hollywood released a statement insisting that that part of her statement was unintelligible. Both she and Ronson had endorsed Obama during his campaign.
The term â€œcolored,â€ in reference to those of African descent, first came into use in the United States during colonial times. In recent decades, it has taken on derogatory and racist connotations.
Source: Hollywood Today