Rosie O’Donnell is defending comments she made about Lindsay Lohan on Tuesday’s Today show, saying she actually does think Lindsay is talented.
Rosie came under fire for saying Lindsay was not right for the role of Elizabeth Taylor, or any role at this point in time.
And after backlash from both Lindsay and her father Michael, Rosie returned to the Today show on Thursday where she explained how she felt in more detail.
“I [was] watching Whitney Houston’s funeral, and I remember thinking, why didn’t more people say what they knew?” said Rosie. “We all knew, when she would not show up to do this show, not show up to do my show, we watched Being Bobby Brown and it was like watching Sid and Nancy, they were people who were in the throes of addiction.
“But all that anyone cared about was that the show was getting ratings, not that this woman, this talented individual, this human being, this mother, this daughter, was worth saving. To look at Lindsay Lohan, you can’t help but feel for her. I don’t think she’s untalented, I think she’s quite talented.”