Lindsay Lohan was seen grasping the Quran while walking the streets of New York City back in 2015. Lohan is now responding to the major backlash she received from American media outlets. Lohan claims she was seen as “Satan.”
The Mean Girls star had been studying the Quran, leaving many to wonder if she would convert to Islam. The photo of Lohan wearing the hijab is everywhere, similar to the photo of her carrying the Quran, the interviewer notes. Lohan said she received the Quran from very close friends in London who were Saudi. At the time, Lohan was exploring different types of religion and spirituality.
“They made me feel like Satan. I was a bad person for holding that Quran.”
“This is just me walking with it… the paparazzi was maybe across the street, I didn’t know. And they crucified me for it, in America. They made me seem like Satan. I was a bad person for holding that Quran. I was so happy to leave and go back to London after that. I felt so unsafe in my own country after this. People were like, horrible to me… Just because this is my belief. This is something I want to learn, this is my personal — from my own will. This is not for you to express.”
Lindsay Lohan And Charity: Lohan Visits Syrian Refugee Camp In Turkey
Lindsay Lohan made a trip to Turkey and was able to visit Syrian refugees, and she was seen wearing a hijab. Lohan wore the hijab out of respect for workers in the Syrian refugee camps in Nizip, near Turkey’s border.
“I am deeply moved and touched, I want to use it as a token of appreciation for the generosity and all the love I received from everyone in the camp. Thank you.”
Lohan says the Syrian refugee crisis was brought to her attention by the news.
Really, something needs to change. pic.twitter.com/QJQo3p5Fcs
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) October 14, 2016
Upon moving to London and away from toxic friends, Lohan says she was able to assess what she wanted out of life, and realized she wanted to work with children. Lohan says she did not go to the Syrian refugee camp for publicity or monetary gain.
“In London, we have the news…and Bloomberg all day, so this is what’s on my TV. I don’t have Access Hollywood and all these other shows. I don’t see this anymore. For four years now, I don’t see this. And, I love it.”
Lohan said people see her on the street in London, they keep walking because she is considered “old news.” Lindsay mentions if she goes to a restaurant and sees paparazzi, she begins to panic. LiLo said she’s not accustomed to them anymore and says they are a part of her past.