Lindsay Lohan says she was ‘racially profiled’ over a headscarf at Heathrow Airport
Actor Lindsay Lohan has said she was “racially profiled” for wearing a headscarf at a London airport.
The Mean Girls star said she was wearing a headscarf and that she was asked to remove it by security.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, she said: “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, but then said, ‘Please, but take off your headscarf.'”
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The uploaded version of the interview does not include the line about her being “racially profiled”.
Lohan says she complied with the request but that she felt “jarred” by the incident.
“And I did. I mean, it’s okay,” Lohan added.
“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 says she had been wearing the headscarf because she had been visiting Turkey where she visited President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and that she kept it on out of “respect”.
Check out the interview with Lindsay Lohan below:
Lohan has in the past had relationships with women.
Back in 2012, the star opened up about her “first lesbian relationship”, saying it was “toxic”.