I'm as surprised as you, kitty.
On September 5th, 2006, Lindsay Lohan attended The 63rd Venice International Film Festival. Not in attendance that day were her underpants. However, the series of events that took place surrounding this incident is the stuff of internet legend.
It seemed simple enough to comprehend. Ms. Lohan arrives at the event by boat and in billowing dress sans underpants steps on to a dock full of paparazzi. Milliseconds later upskirt photos began appearing on all the celebrity blogs. The image had indications of fakery but Lindsay was no stranger to unfortunate wardrobe malfunctions.
This is when things get weird. Soon after the upskirt photo hits the blogs, another version of the exact same photo appears, this time with Ms. Lohan wearing pink underwear. For a moment, it would confirm that the original pic was a fake and restore Linday’s squeaky-clean public persona.
Hmm, something is going on here.
Since both photos have indications of being fake, comparisons of the two become the topic on internet forums. Then a clever blogger notices that the EXIF information in the panty-clad photo contains the following description:
PICTURE BY:DANIELE VENTURELLI / MATRIXPHOTOS.COM
PLEASE CREDIT ALL USES
Looks like Lindsay Lohan fogot to put her knickers on before attentending Venice Film Festival. Linsay arrived by boat, when she stepped off she fashed a no-knicker shot!
This was the same EXIF information contained in the original sans-panty image originally posted! Someone, be it a zealous fan or possibly even Lindsay’s publicity team, had doctored the original photo, adding panties in an effort to cast doubt on the original and smooth over a publicity snafu.
Sadly, the efforts of the loyal fan or determined publicist were all for naught. A week later, on September 12th, Lindsay let the cat out of the bag again, and this time there was just no hiding it.
Happily, after all this media attention, Lindsay Lohan was able to overcome these dark and drafty times. Not only did she go on to a successful music and film career, she was able to avoid the stereotypical celebrity path of drugs & alcohol and even found her soul mate.