The unlikeliest victim of Donald Trump’s clamp down on Muslin travelers trying to enter the U.S. might just have been… Lindsay Lohan? That’s what the actress-turned-activist-turned-club owner told Good Morning Britain co-hosts Piers Morgan and Susana Reid on Tuesday.
“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," Lohan said. "[The agent] opened my passport and saw Lindsay Lohan and started apologizing but said, 'Take off your headscarf.'"
Despite not suffering intense interrogation like actual Muslims often do at airports, Lohan admitted the experience did help her sympathize with people that suffer from genuine racial profiling. “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," she explained. "It was strange… I'm from New York, born and raised. I was a little intimidated."
Lohan’s antics overseas have raised eyebrows as of late, from opening a mega-club in Greece, to posing for photos with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As for the rumors that she’s converted to Islam, Lohan admitted while she has been studying the Quran, conversion is something that’s a long ways away.
“Religion is a personal belief. My sister's [Ali] a Buddhist. I don't want to speak on something I haven't finished yet,” she explained, adding that her Islamic studies are rooted in her desire to help Syrian refugees. “I find a solace in studying not just the Quran but meditation. The Islamic culture, I feel it's a family to me. They've been really good people to me. I want to learn the language so I can discuss situations with them. It calms me. It's something I'm interested in."