MeganFox-esquire-frontMegan Fox made some startling revelations in her Esquire interview, including a Lindsay Lohan diss. She compared the starlet to Marilyn Monroe and not in a nice way. Today, she was backtracking.

Fox issued a statement apologizing to Lohan for comparing her negatively to the ’50s sex siren. Not that her comment was inaccurate.

The comment came up when Fox was asked to explain why she was removing her tattoo of Monroe, who was once her idol.

“She wasn’t powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn’t reliable, who almost wasn’t insurable,” Fox said.

“She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I’m not interested in following those footsteps,” she added.

Fox is has a new outlook on life now that she has a child and she has a new hero, actress Ava Gardner. A “broad” who spoke her mind and “had power.” She also had an infamous affair with Frank Sinatra.

In any event, she was taking it all back today.

Here’s What Megan Had to Say: “In the newly released article that I did for Esquire, there is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly. The journalist and I were discussing why I was removing my Marilyn Monroe tattoo, especially since in his opinion, Marilyn was such a powerful and iconic figure for women. I attempted to draw parallels between Lindsay and Marilyn in order to illustrate my point that while Marilyn may be an icon now, sadly she was not respected and taken seriously while she was still living. Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc. I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood. Unfortunately it turned into me offering up what is really much more of an uneducated opinion. It was most definitely not my intention to criticize or degrade Lindsay. I would never want her to feel bullied, as she does not deserve that. I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this mis-communication is my fault.”

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