We're All Confused By ​Lindsay Lohan's Harvard April Fool's Prank

Ah, it's that time of year again, when no one has any clue what news is real and what's the result of some April Fool's Day trickery. The world is unbelievable enough at the best of times, so this just makes it even harder for any of us to have any idea what's going on.

Well, Linsday Lohan's making it even harder, having revealed some weird news that happened to coincide with April Fool's Day.

Posting a video to social media, she said she had some 'exciting news' to share.

"Harvard Law has asked me to speak at their graduation commencement ceremony," she said in the clip, showing what looked like a letter from Harvard.

"And I'm really really honored, and I couldn't be happier!

"My work with Lawyer.com has finally paid off. Who needs Hollywood when you have Harvard Law!"

Yeah, we're confused, too.


Lohan has apparently been working with Lawyer.com - as referenced in the video - promoting the site on her social media channels. She's also been appearing in team building videos and been central to the new redesign of Lawyer.com.

"When Lawyer.com first reached out to me, I was confused and a little scared because I thought I was in trouble," Lohan says in a Lawyer.com ad.

"But when they asked me to be their spokesperson, I was intrigued. After meeting with the team, I realized Lawyer.com is just about helping people from getting a DUI - Let's not pretend like I didn't get one, or two or three, or some others."

Gerald Gorman, CEO of Lawyer.com, said: "With Lindsay's help, many more consumers can delight in the ease and speed of our services. Our team is already benefiting from Lindsay's world class experience and we have many exciting plans for the 12-month engagement."

But speaking at Harvard's graduation ceremony? Surely not.

Turns out it was indeed too good to be true, as Harvard University has since confirmed to Jezebel that 'there is no factual basis for that claim'.

I mean, whoever's at the centre of the prank - whether it was Lohan, Harvard or both - it's a pretty high-brow April Fool's joke.

She also later shared photos of letters supposedly sent by Oxford University union and Cambridge University union, both apparently asking her to speak at engagements, meaning there might be some motivational speaking in it for her after all. Who knows?

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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