Lindsay Lohan: I Was Profiled While Wearing Headscarf
LiLo says the incident happened at London's Heathrow Airport
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2017 9:48 AM CST
Updated Feb 21, 2017 10:51 AM CST
In this file photo dated Monday, March 18, 2013, actress Lindsay Lohan at a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, FILE)

(Newser) – Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport, the AP reports. The actress told a British talk show that she was stopped while traveling to New York. She said an airport worker "opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologizing, but then said: 'Please take off your headscarf.'" She told Good Morning Britain on Tuesday that the incident made her wonder "how would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?"

Lohan was returning from Turkey, where she recently met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She said she wore a headscarf in Turkey out of "personal respect." Lohan, who has been photographed carrying a Koran, says she finds "solace" studying the Muslim holy book and other religious texts. (Could LiLo someday be the Little Mermaid?)

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