This week, Lindsay Lohan posted a very strange video on Instagram Live. Prior to the video, she was seen clubbing in Moscow on her other Instagram live stories and drinking heavily. In the video, she claims to be showing her fans and attempting to help a “Syrian refugee family.” She first begins to cordially ask them their story, and then starts accusing them of human traficng in a strange, non-English accent. She then says she’s taking the kids and yells that the family is “ruining Arab culture.”
Soon after, the mother of the family strikes Lohan in the face and she runs away, crying, still filming on Instagram live. Lohan soon took the story down, but not before many could record it.
As an Arab myself, I honestly find Lohan’s continual appropriation and misrepresentation of Arab “culture” to be reprehensible. The whole video was…bizarre. I don’t know what substances she had taken prior to the video, but it definitely isn’t something that needed to be broadcast to 6.7 million followers.
What do you think? Had you heard about the video? Should Lindsay be held accountable for her actions?