Dina Lohan Slams Jay Leno for Lindsay Jokes

07/26/2007 at 02:30 PM EDT

Dina Lohan Slams Jay Leno for Lindsay Jokes
Dina and Lindsay Lohan
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Dina Lohan is one person who was not amused by Rob Schneider's guest appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday – during which he dressed as Lindsay Lohan.

"We have a great respect for Jay Leno but we are disappointed in the path he chose to allow a guest to make light of a very serious situation concerning Lindsay," Dina told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush in an e-mail Thursday.

On Tuesday, Schneider was booked as a last-minute replacement for Lohan, who canceled her scheduled appearance after she was arrested on drunk-driving charges. For the spot, Schneider dressed in drag as the actress, complete with blond wig, black dress and an alcohol-monitoring bracelet strapped to his leg.

"This is a very personal and private matter and our only concern is to get Lindsay the help that she needs," Dina adds in the e-mail. "We will get through this together and it will make our family stronger."

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Lindsay's mom also sent her gratitude to another late-night host for steering clear of her 21-year-old-daughter's recent trouble. "Thank you to Craig Ferguson for not making a mockery of such a serious situation to which teens and young adults are facing across the country!" wrote Dina.

She added: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all families who have had to see a family member through tough times."

The email is signed, "Dina and Family."

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Rob Schneider dressed as Lindsay Lohan on The Tonight Show.

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