Lindsay Lohan claims racial profiling at London airport

Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan, back in the headlines for her newfound curiosity in Islam, claims she was racially profiled by staff at Heathrow Airport for wearing a headscarf.

The 30-year-old sent the celebrity world abuzz last month after deleting all her Instagram posts and changing her bio to popular Islamic phrase 'Alaikum salam'. She has also been quoting the Quran and other Islamic texts on social media.

The Freaky Friday star says while it's not a sure thing that she will convert to the religion, it is something she is interested in - and she has started sporting a headscarf when visiting Muslim majority countries as a result.

But she revealed on Good Morning Britain that hasn't been without its complications, referring to a "jarring" experience she'd recently had.

"When I was flying to New York recently, I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped," Lohan explained.

"[The airport staffer] opened my passport, saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and immediately started apologising - but then she said, 'please, take off your headscarf'."

Lohan said she removed her headscarf because wearing one had no real religious significance to her - but it opened her eyes to the struggles of Muslim women who wouldn't be comfortable removing theirs.

"What scared me was 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."

Lohan also weighed in on the presidency of Donald Trump, saying she doesn't believe in many of his policies but that people have been "overly dramatic" about his leadership.

Watch the full interview below.


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