Lindsay Lohan racially profiled at Heathrow Airport, told to remove headscarf

The Mean Girls star said she was “racially profiled for the first time in her life”

Actress Lindsay Lohan has claimed she was asked to remove her headscarf at Heathrow Airport and was “racially profiled” by security staff.

The Mean Girls star spoke of her shock surrounding the incident during an interview with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Tuesday.

She explained how she had been “asked to remove her headscarf” by security staff at the airport as she queued for a flight to New York after travelling from Turkey.

Lohan 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 at Heathrow Airport.

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

The Parent Trap actress explained she removed the item and said: “It was ok.”

However, she then went on to share her sympathy with other woman who “don’t feel comfortable” removing their headscarves in public.

She added: “What scared me at that moment was, how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel…that was really interesting to me.

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“I was in shock. It was jarring.”

When asked if the request “freaked her out a bit”, Lohan replied: “It did, I’m from New York, I was born and raised there so I was a little intimidated.”

During the interview, which was praised by fans on Twitter, Lohan said she had been studying Islam but did not confirm if she was planning to convert to the religion.

She told Susannah Reid: “Out of respect to certain countries that I go to, I feel more comfortable acting the same as the other women. That’s just a personal respect issue for me.”

17 thoughts on “Lindsay Lohan racially profiled at Heathrow Airport, told to remove headscarf

  1. Aman samut Reply

    To get the beauty of Islam one has to feel it, and I think that is what this sister is experiencing at present!

  2. aliya Reply

    May she be blessed and follow the path of our prophet (pbh). Listen to what is calling her (peace).

  3. dr.zahid hussain Reply

    sis lindsay……………whole muslim nation salutes you on your crystal clear replies in morning show

  4. zoha hashim Reply

    As long as you love Allah , HIM will blessed you everything….Don’t worry I rather to dead in mecca

  5. sohail anjum Reply

    she study exactly and deeply form heart therefore she know Islam we are Muslim but not follow Islam exactly.i especially request him prayer for me .thanks

  6. Mrahman m Reply

    She will be the most wonderful woman of the whole world and this is what she see in the world of Islam and God bless her will be out of every trouble find herself a new born baby with nothing to worry just be happy.

  7. Raheel Ahmed Reply

    She will be the most wonderful woman of the whole world and this is what she see in the world of Islam and God bless her will be out of every trouble find herself a new born baby with nothing to worry just be happy.

  8. Ashfaq Haider Reply

    Every one must be free what ever he/she wants to follow and wear but it is ridiculous that she was targeted by wearing Hajab I strongly condemn

  9. Linda Reply

    Just don’t pass any bad or negativr remarks. Just pray that she will istiqamah in whatever she’s doing now. Its Allah the Almighty who has the power to answer her prayers eventually. Aamiin

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