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  • Lindsay Lohan: “I was profiled at airport and told to take off headscarf”


    Former Mean Girl, Lindsay Lohan, has set tongues wagging yet again after claiming she was ‘racially profiled’ at London’s Heathrow Airport while going through a security checkpoint wearing a headscarf.

    The American actress made the controversial comments during an appearance on UK TV show, Good Morning Britain.

    She told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid:  “When I was flying to New York recently, I was wearing [a] headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and racially profiled for the first time in my life.”

    “She opened my passport and saw ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and started immediately apologising,” she added, continuing, “but then said, ‘Please, but take off your headscarf.’”

    “And I did. I mean, it’s okay,” Lohan said. “But what scared me was, is that moment, how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel? That was really interesting to me. I mean, I was kind of in shock,” she added.

    The news comes following months of speculation that the actress may have plans to convert to Islam. During the show, Lohan added further fuel to the rumour mill by telling viewers she has been reading to Quran.

    When asked about whether she has embraced Islam, she told viewers, “I think that me studying the Koran is something that I’ve found a solace in,” Lohan said. “I just study it. Nothing is confirmed yet.”

    When asked why she was “reluctant” to say either way whether she was “in the process” of reverting, Lohan responded: “It’s a consideration I have. I don’t want to speak on something that I haven’t finished yet.”

    You can follow Lohan’s slow descent into whatever you would call what she’s in here.

    By Conor Sheils