According to Lindsay Lohan, Lindsay Lohan was *gasp* racially profiled by a customs official at Heathrow Airport last week. Yup, you read that right. A 30-year-old white woman who grew up in Long Island and starred in The Parent Trap was targeted because of her race. From the Daily Mail:
The actress, 30, revealed the incident while speaking to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain.
She explained: “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. She opened my passport and saw Lindsay Lohan and started apologizing but said ‘take off your head scarf.’
“I did, I mean it’s OK. But what scared me was that moment, how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel? That was really interesting to me. I was kind of in shock. I can’t speak for what the purpose of it was. But it was jarring. I got double checked until she realised. No [I’d never had that before]. It was strange. It did [freak me out]. I’m from New York, born and raised. I was a little intimidated.”
What’s a horrendous experience for Lindsay — she’s only been dressing like a Muslim for a few weeks! I just hope she has the strength to overcome this and can at least continue dressing like a Muslim for a few more weeks until a new trend starts. Poor girl. She been through so much lately. ISIS raping and terrorizing all those Yazidi (and now Sunni) women in Syria and Iraq really affected her because one time she read a movie script where she would have played a rape victim. “Oh my god, that hits so close to home. I can, like, totally relate.”