Nicole Richie’s dad has taken a jab at celebs who go into rehab for inconsequential reasons.

“I think it’s a cliché to say, ‘I’m going into rehab. I bumped my foot today — rehab; I hit my head on something  rehab,’” Lionel Richie said, reports WENN.lionel-richie

Some found the comment ironic — given that Nicole Richie had to go into rehab for her addiction, but her father said that his daughter’s case was different: she needed it. Some celeb watchers feel that his comments were a thinly veiled reference to celebrities who went into rehab after making bigoted comments.