Why Did Terry Richardson Pull These Pictures of Lindsay Lohan With a Gun to Her Head From His Site?

Terry Richardson went on a bit of a tear yesterday posting provocative stuff to his site, Terry's Diary. In addition to posting another Kate Upton v
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Terry Richardson went on a bit of a tear yesterday posting provocative stuff to his site, Terry's Diary. In addition to posting another Kate Upton v
Photo: Terry Richardson

Photo: Terry Richardson

Terry Richardson went on a bit of a tear yesterday posting provocative stuff to his site, Terry's Diary. In addition to posting another Kate Upton video, he shared a bunch of shots of Lindsay Lohan at Chateau Marmont in her bra and lounging around on a bed looking like sort of a mess. While seeing Lindsay Lohan disheveled and topless is nothing new, there were actually more disturbing shots of the actress that Uncle Terry pulled from his site.

One of them, above, shows Lohan putting a gun to her head. There was a whole series of Lohan with a gun, but apparently Terry had second thoughts because they're gone. (But not really gone, because as we say over and over--nothing ever dies online.) But did he pull them because they were offensive or because they weren't original?

Turns out that our fave provocateur photographer and burner of Birkins, Tyler Shields, did an almost-identical shoot with the troubled actress back in 2010. The New York Daily News caught up with Shields to see what he thought of the, um, homage.

His response? “Wait, what(?!) HAHAHAHAHA oh man, s— happens.” We sort of wish this s-- would stop happening. Shoots like this feel weirdly prescient, in light of Lohan's well-publicized troubles.

What do you think of the shot? A cry for help or a cry for attention?