Hugh Hefner, champion of women’s rights to be blonde, tanned and nude at his behest, has spoken out about his role in Lindsay Lohan’s much buzzed about nude Playboy pictorial.
85-year-old Hefner admitted some reservations about Lohan’s mental state in agreeing to the pics, but in essence, who cares? Lindsay Lohan’s vadge! Hefner says the troubled star was not super keen on baring all for the nudie mag that is now struggling for relevancy in the age of internet porn, but that he supplied a verbal roofie to the former child star in convincing her to get her kit off to sell some of the once-popular rag that made Anna Nicole Smith and Pamela Anderson stars. Hef says Dina Lohan appeared and objected, finally, to one of Lindsay’s not necessarily great ideas, but that he managed to talk her into it:
“I think it was essentially mama [Dina] and the folks around her that kept pushing for less nudity… And I said, ‘We’re doing a nude pictorial here. We’re going to do it in a very classy way and we’re going to do it in a way in which it will not be forgotten.'”
If that all sounds a bit uncomfortable and awkward to you, don’t think Hefner didn’t consider that Lohan may not be the best decision maker before talking her into taking naked pics she can never take back while her career tanks:
“It really came as a surprise to me… I kind of had mixed emotions about it initially. . . I wasn’t quite sure where she was at in her life, obviously. It depends on whether it’s Tuesday or Thursday.”
Obviously, Lohan is an adult and can make her own decisions, but it’s kind of sad since she seems to want her fame back so badly and Hefner is in a position to promise her some of it back, perhaps.