Lindsay Lohan Claims She Was 'Racially Profiled' for Wearing a Headscarf at London Airport

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Lindsay Lohan is using her celebrity status to further her goals as an activist and a philanthropist, and the actress says she's already faced opposition and persecution.
Lohan, 30, sat down with Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, and opened up about her goodwill travels to Turkey, where she met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and claimed that she was "racially profiled" at Heathrow Airport in London because of her headscarf.
"When I was flying to New York recently, I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped," Lohan told hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. "[The transit agent] opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologizing but then said, 'Take off your headscarf.'"
Lohan admitted that the encounter left her feeling upset and concerned for devout travelers who wouldn't have been OK with the order to remove the garment: "How would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?"
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The Mean Girls star also opened up about her recent interest in Islam and the Quran, explaining, "Me studying the Quran is something I found a solace in."
While she said she does study the religious text, she didn't say whether or not she has considered converting to Islam, telling the hosts, "Nothing is confirmed yet."
Lohan has been making the morning talk show rounds in recent weeks promoting her philanthropic endeavors. Recently, she sat down on The View and opened up about why she's dedicated herself to helping others.
"I'm in such a different place in my life, and head space," Lohan shared. "I have the time now where I can do some good and get on the ground and see what's happening, and draw attention to it, in a positive way to bring people awareness."
For more on the actress' journey to meet with the Turkish president last month, check out the video below.