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Lindsay Lohan said she was 'racially profiled' for wearing a headscarf at an airport

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Lindsay Lohan, who has made headlines in tabloids for her exploration of the Muslim faith, said Tuesday she was "racially profiled" for wearing a headscarf in London's Heathrow Airport.

Lohan said customs officials saw her passport and apologized but told her to take off the scarf, she said on "Good Morning Britain." 

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.
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Lohan said she complied, but wondered if other women who wore headscarves out of religious convictions would feel the same.

U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan, left, places a badge bearing a quote from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, reading "World is bigger than five," referring to the UN Security Council's five permanent members - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, on the jacket of his wife Emine Erdogan, right, during a visit at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Lohan, who had volunteered in Turkey with refugees fleeing Syria in early 2016, visited Erdogan with Bana Al-Abed, from Aleppo, Syria, whose tweets of life under siege in Aleppo went viral before she was evacuated from Syria in late 2016. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)
U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan, left, places a badge bearing a quote from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, reading "World is bigger than five," referring to the UN Security Council's five permanent members - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, on the jacket of his wife Emine Erdogan, right, during a visit at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Lohan, who had volunteered in Turkey with refugees fleeing Syria in early 2016, visited Erdogan with Bana Al-Abed, from Aleppo, Syria, whose tweets of life under siege in Aleppo went viral before she was evacuated from Syria in late 2016. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)

Speculation into Lohan's faith spiked after she was photographed carrying a Quran. She said she had worn it while visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan out of "personal respect." As this photo shows, she didn't always wear it.

A representative for the airport told the Daily Mail: "Heathrow respects the cultural and religious needs of all passengers traveling through the airport."

During the interview, Lohan also said she was interested in making a "Mean Girls" sequel. Last weekend, she said she also wanted to star in a hypothetical live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," CNN reports.

As some observers noted sarcastically, Islam is not a race. 

Others called it a publicity stunt.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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