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Lindsay Lohan: Headscarf Got Me Profiled at London Airport

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Actress Lindsay Lohan said she was profiled while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport. (Rex Features via AP Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 03:09 PM

Former child star Lindsay Lohan told a London morning program she was racially profiled for wearing a headscarf in London on a recent trip from Turkey to New York.

Lohan talked about the incident on "Good Morning Britain" on Tuesday, saying she was stopped at Heathrow Airport and her passport was checked. When the security detail realized who she was, she said, they apologized for stopping her but asked her to take the headscarf off, which she did.

She told the show she felt “a little intimidated” and that it made her wonder “how would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?”

When asked why she wore the headscarf, she said it was out of “personal respect” for the people of Turkey, where she had just visited and met the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Lohan has spent time in Syria and other Middle Eastern countries, is learning Arabic, and has studied the Quran for several years, according to The Associated Press.

Lohan told the morning program she had not decided whether to convert to Islam but that reading the Quran and participating in “prayer times” was a “solace” to her.

During her trip to Turkey, Lohan also met with Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old Syrian girl whose tweets from Aleppo went viral as the city was attacked in December, The Washington Post reported.

"Good Morning Britain" host Piers Morgan asked Lohan about her take on U.S. President Donald Trump and the many actors protesting his presidency. Lohan said she doesn’t support Trump’s policies but “at the end of the day, he is the president right now” and said that people should “see what [he’s] capable of.”

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