Tik Tok ‘wokes’ up to David Letterman

Years after the late night world last David Letterman’s program, the former talk show host is currently in a woke social media uproar on Tik Tok over an old Lindsay Lohan interview!!


Tik Tok user @calabasaswings shared the uncomfortable interview in which Letterman, then in his 10th season as host of The Late Show with David Letterman, repeatedly asks Lohan about going to rehab. At the time, Lohan’s experience with substance use disorder was highly publicized — she was convicted twice of drunken driving and once for cocaine use in 2007, and was in and out of rehab in the subsequent years.

The video here, which was uploaded to YouTube 8 years ago when the interview occurred:

“This is so wrong on so many levels,” TikTok star Madison Beer wrote. Other Tik Tok users have opined similarly and have taken to slam Letterman’s interview, prompting some to ponder if we are witnessing a “cancellation”..

But flashback to media coverage of the interview that took place immediately after in 2013 and you will get a whole different angle.. At that time Hillary Busis wrote this in EW:

Believe it or not, there was more to David Letterman’s big Lindsay Lohan interview than awkward rehab talk. The late night host actually had a surprisingly heartfelt discussion with one of his favorite targets — one that led to Lohan actually tearing up on camera after Letterman praised her for having “enough spine, enough sense of [yourself], and enough poise” to come on the show despite all the jokes he’s made at her expense. Before that earnestness peeked through, though, Letterman and Lohan mostly kept things light, discussing her first appearance on his old NBC show — as a 6-year-old, she played “Things Found on the Floor of the D Train” in a Halloween-themed sketch — and, of course, her checkered past. Lohan said she had planned to do a bit implying that she was wearing a stolen dress; Letterman laughed heartily at the idea.

<br><br>One thing Lohan didn’t want to make light of: Her upcoming rehab stint, which is scheduled to begin May 2. When Letterman tried to steer the conversation toward that subject partway through the interview, the actress shut him down: “I’m looking forward to actually just taking time for me. You can’t make a joke of it. That’s so mean.” And when Letterman playfully asked if he could lob just one quip, Lohan stood her ground — “We’re not doing that. No. This is my show now.”

What a difference a decade makes..