'Mean Girls' removes Lindsay Lohan joke from digital release

Even within the Mean Girls canon, some jokes just aren't "funny." The Mean Girls musical movie became available to purchase or rent at home on February 23, and as reporter Kristen Maldonado noted, the digital version removed original movie star Lindsay Lohan Lohan found it disturbing.

In new movie, Megan Thee Stallion declares in montage of North Shore High School students and TikTok users talking about Cady Heron's (Angora Rice) performance in Christmas talent show , “The Y2K Firepants Are Back.” The quote is an apparent nod to a 2006 paparazzi video of Brandon Davis calling Lohan "Fire Pants."

After the musical premiered in theaters, Lohan's rep said the actor was "extremely hurt and disappointed by the mention in the film." Lohan's perspective is even more important because she made a surprise cameo in the new movie and attended the premiere to support actor and screenwriter Tina Fey.

Fey seems to have taken her feelings to heart, as Meghan now says: "Hot girls, we're going back to red," and laughs in the new clip.

Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan attend the premiere of "Mean Girls" on January 8, 2024 in New York City. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Fey is no stranger to revamping those dated lines, especially when she adapted Mean Girls into a Broadway musical in 2018 and then again into a film in 2024. In January, she told The New York Times that she wanted the jokes and storylines involved to be removed. Race and Sexuality.

"I was writing in the early 2000s, and it was very much based on my experiences as a teenager in the late '80s. It's not surprising that the jokes have changed," she said. "You don't poke your fingers into things like you used to. I'm a big believer that you can find new ways to joke about it while reducing the chance of accidental shrapnel."

The comedian even created the villain Regina George (Renee Rapp). Aware of today's cultural landscape, the original film's scene where Janice Ian (Lizzy Caplan) sits down on a table at a girls' assembly and OG Regina (Rachel McAdams) says, "Oh my god" was removed. Well, her dream came true: sneaking in among a bunch of girls.”

"I know even Regina would know what doesn't fly," Fey said. "She will find a way to cause pain to people, but she won't cause trouble to herself. Sam Jayne and I both feel that Regina wouldn't try to do that now because she knows the kids around her will Say, 'That's homophobic.'"