Lindsay Lohan Says She Was "Racially Profiled" While Wearing a Headscarf

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The actress told a talk show Tuesday that she was stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.

Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport.

The actress told a British talk show Tuesday that she was stopped while traveling to New York.

She said on Good Morning Britain that an airport worker "opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan' and started immediately apologizing, but then said, 'Please take off your headscarf.'"

Lohan said the incident made her wonder, "How would another woman who doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf feel?"

The actress was returning from Turkey, where she recently met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. She said she wore a headscarf in the country out of "personal respect."

Lohan, who has been photographed carrying a Quran, says she finds "solace" studying the Muslim holy book and other religious texts.

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