Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lindsay Lohan 'in shock' when asked to remove headscarf at Heathrow

Actress Lindsay Lohan claimed today that she was racially profiled when she travelled through Heathrow wearing a headscarf.

Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain, Lohan explained she was wearing the headscarf after a trip to Turkey, where she visited Syrian refugees as part of her humanitarian work.

She was travelling through Heathrow on her way back to New York when a member of the security staff asked her to remove it.

The American actress, who recently hit the headlines when she urged other Americans to back new President Donald Trump, said: "I was in shock. It was jarring."

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."

Heathrow has been asked for a comment.


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  • Dreadful

    I was made to REMOVE MY BELT at LGW. (Good job my trousers didn't fall down!) Lindsey - get a life!

    By Peter Mannell, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • What's sooooo "jarring"?

    Am waiting in anticipation to hear what happened when she arrived in JFK wearing said scarf. Maybe she'll want to re-think her public support for President Trump . .

    By Ruth Lawrence, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • what did she expect

    This is the woman who backs Trump against muslims full stop. At security the head and face should be completely uncovered. A man would not be expected to wear a hat or hoody.. Get a life

    By BRYCE LYONS, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • How disgraceful...

    ... and a similar thing happened to me when I went through security. I had to remove my hat, my coat, my jacket AND my shoes. They obviously thought I was a terrorist and I was in complete shock that such a thing could happen.

    By Richard English, Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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