‘Mean Girls’ Joke About Lindsay Lohan Removed for Digital Release

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A not-so-fetch joke has been removed from the “Mean Girls” (2024) movie musical for its digital release.

The quip in question seemingly referred to original 2004 “Mean Girls” star Lindsay Lohan as “fire crotch,” a callback to an infamous TMZ paparazzi video in which socialite Brandon Davis made comments about Lohan’s body.

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In the new “Mean Girls,” rapper Megan Thee Stallion — playing herself — uses the term to reference Lohan. The scene comes in the final moments of the film during a prom sequence, where Stallion, tells the new Cady Heron (Angourie Rice; Lohan was the OG Cady): “We are going back red. Y2K fire crotch is back!”

The updated cut for streaming and VOD release now has Stallion solely saying, “We are going back to red” — you can watch the re-edited version here.

Paramount did not immediately respond to IndieWire’s request for comment on this story.

Lohan, who has a surprise cameo in the 2024 feature as an unnamed Mathletes Championship moderator, was “very hurt and disappointed by the reference” from Stallion, her rep previously told The Messenger.

“Mean Girls” (2024) was originally set for a Paramount+ streaming premiere before the studio opted for a January 2024 theatrical release. Variety reported that Lohan was paid $500,000 for a “half a day of work” on set to have a surprise cameo.

The new film’s co-director Samantha Jayne told IndieWire that production was “literally counting down the days” until Lohan came on set. Jayne said Lohan was “so trusting” when returning to the franchise.

“I overcame my just pure unbridled joy and excitement to be able to speak to her. She was so wonderful. So warm,” Jayne said of Lohan. “[Lindsay] was so kind to the cast; so wonderful with Angourie [Rice]. And she was so trusting too. We were telling her about this idea: ‘We want to give you a big reveal; we think audiences would really, really enjoy it.'”

Jayne added, “We talked about the need for it to be surprising. We’re massive fans of every iteration of this. It had to be something new. We’re 20 years later, it’s a new generation of kids, they speak an entirely new language; it’s a whole new arena.”

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