Lindsay Lohan claims she was left feeling “intimidated” after she was allegedly “racially profiled” at London’s Heathrow airport recently.
The Mean Girls actress, who was returning from a trip to Turkey, appeared on Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid on Tuesday, where she revealed the shocking incident.
Lindsay said: “When I was flying to New York recently I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and was racially profiled for the first time in my life.
“[The agent] opened my passport and saw Lindsay Lohan and started apologising but said, ‘Take off your headscarf.’”
Lindsay, 30, said that the incident left her feeling “scared” and that it was the first time that she had ever been targeted in such a manner.
She claimed it left her wondering “how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?”
“That was really interesting to me,” Lindsay said. “I was kind of in shock…It was strange… I’m from New York, born and raised. I was a little intimidated.”
During her visit to Turkey, Lindsay spent time with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family.
What a dream it is for Mr. President Erdogan and The First Lady to invite me to their home. Their efforts in helping Syrian Refugees is truly inspiring 🙌🏻❤🌍 #peace starts now @a_boynukalin @hilalkaplanogut @rterdogan please for peace @therealdonaldtrump Alaikum Salam✋🏼 ✋🏽✋🏾✋🏻✋ #cleanslate2017 #theworldisbiggerthan5
The former wild child-turned-activist shared posts on her newly-cleansed Instagram about the ‘dream’ visit, where they spoke about the Syrian refugee crisis.
“What a dream it is for Mr. President Erdogan and The First Lady to invite me to their home. Their efforts in helping Syrian Refugees is truly inspiring ❤ #peace starts now @a_boynukalin @hilalkaplanogut @rterdogan please for peace @therealdonaldtrump Alaikum Salam #cleanslate2017 #theworldisbiggerthan5,” she captioned the snap.
During her interview, Lindsay revealed that she had been wearing her headscarf in Turkey out of “personal respect.”