Video: Lindsay Lohan: ‘I was racially profiled and asked to remove headscarf at Heathrow’

Source: The Guardian


Lindsay Lohan, the actor best known for her roles in films such as Mean Girls, has said she was “racially profiled” at Heathrow airport recently.

Speaking on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Lohan, 30, said she was requested to remove her headscarf by security staff queuing for a flight to New York, having lately returned from Turkey.

“I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and racially profiled for the first time in my life,” she said. “She opened my passport and saw ‘Lindsay Lohan’ and started immediately apologising but then said, ‘Please take off your head scarf.’”

Lohan acquiesced but said that she was “scared” by what such interventions might mean for others. “How would another woman who doesn’t feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?” she said. “That was really interesting to me.”

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