Lindsay Lohan's father refusal
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 February 2008
Lindsay Lohan's father refuses to look at nude photos of his daughter posing as Marilyn Monroe.
Michael Lohan is determined not to see the pictures of 21-year-old Lindsay in the new issue of New York magazine, but accepts it was "her decision" to agree to the shoot.
He said: "I'm not going to look at the photos - that's my daughter! But Lindsay is an adult, and she knows the direction she wants to take her career. It's her decision."
However, Michael did recognise that being asked to recreate Bert Stern's famous 'Last Sitting' photos of Marilyn was a huge honour for Lindsay.
He added to Us Weekly magazine: "The fact that the photographer Bert Stern who did Marilyn Monroe's pictures would ask Lindsay to re-create them - that's an amazing thing."
Michael also hopes Lindsay doesn't fully follow in Marilyn's footsteps, because the blonde iconic star died of a drugs overdose aged 36.
He said: "I pray there are no parallels to her and Marilyn Monroe's destiny."
Meanwhile, Lindsay's mother Dinah has lent her support to her daughter, saying the photos were "tastefully done".
She said: "It was very tastefully done. I respect the photographer as an artist, so I look at them artistically. For him to call Lindsay 46 years later and to say can you recreate these photos is an honour."
She added to People magazine: "I looked at it as art, and as Lindsay doing a character. So I don't look at them like it's Playboy - she was being a character. If you look at it that way, you can look at it as a mother."
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