Lindsay Lohan has been left furious over a rude joke made about her in the new Mean Girls movie.
The musical is based on the Broadway show adaptation of the iconic 2004 teen comedy, which has become a cult classic thanks to its memorable quotes.
The original follows Cady Heron’s (Lohan) experience in an American high school, exploring cliques and school bullying after being homeschooled by her parents.
It was praised for its humour and the performances, especially Lohan’s acting.
The musical version of Mean Girls, which was written by Tina Fey, was released in theatres earlier this month.
While Lohan does make a cameo in the film, she has reportedly been left displeased with a certain joke aimed at her in the movie.
The scene in question sees rapper Megan Thee Stallion – who plays herself – offer support to Heron (this time played by Spider-Man No Way Home’s Angourie Rice) over her Christmas-themed talent show costume.
The ‘Savage’ artist tells her: “We are going back red. Y2K fire cr*tch is back!”
Fire cr*tch is a derogatory term describing a red-headed person with red hair on their privates, according to Dictionary.com.
The term ‘fire cr*tch’ is a reference to a 2006 TMZ video in which oil heir Brandon Davis, a longtime pal of Paris Hilton, made a number of malicious comments about Lohan during a night out in Los Angeles.
“Lohan’s movie bombed because she’s a fire cr*tch,” Davis said at the time.
After the clip went viral, Davis apologised for his ‘inexcusable’ comments and called Lohan ‘a friend’.
A representative for Lohan told People: “Lindsay was very hurt and disappointed by the reference in the film.”
While Tina Fey – who wrote the original and the reboot – is yet to comment on the joke.
Fans of the Freaky Friday star have defended the actress on social media.
One person says: “Mean Girls doesn’t exist without her and that’s how they acknowledge her ewwww.”
Someone else adds: “This is so disrespectful she literally MADE Mean Girls. If it wasn’t for her this s****y remake wouldn’t have happened.”
“That’s so gross! I’m sorry Lindsay,” a third comments.
Another person explains: “As someone who had been called this since I was a child and having to ask my mother what that meant, I completely understand the hurt from it.”
“If they wanted to reference Lindsay, they should’ve used a better joke instead of using a traumatic experience that was made towards her as a very young adult. It wasn’t funny then, and it’s not funny now,” writes somebody else.
Even Lohan’s father, Michael Lohan, has spoken out in outrage at the derogatory line in the film.
The Hollywood star’s dad tells TMZ that he will never watch the musical and that he will refrain from hitting back at Megan Thee Stallion, Davis or Fey directly.
However, he then makes a swipe at Megan, adding: “I will say this however, nobody can replace Lindsay or the original cast in that film. Nor can Megan replace Lindsay in the new Planet Fitness commercial dressed like a stripper in a fitness commercial.”