ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at Creators.co
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Genevieve Van Voorhis

In these trying times, plenty of celebs have decided to use their fame to stand up for what they believe in: Meryl Streep gave an impassioned political speech at the Golden Globes, Ashton Kutcher talked to the Senate about human trafficking, Leo made a documentary about the environment. The list goes on. There's one name, however, that you may not have expected to find among these beautiful movers and shakers: Mean Girls star and erstwhile It Girl .

When she's not lobbying to play Ariel in the live-action Little Mermaid, the 30-year-old red-head has been flying in and out of Turkey over the past year in order to donate her time and money to assisting with the Syrian refugee crisis. When she appeared on Good Morning Britain earlier this week, she told a disturbing story about an experience in Heathrow airport after her most recent trip:

"When I was flying to New York recently I was wearing a headscarf and I got stopped at the airport and was racially profiled for the first time in my life. She opened my passport and saw Lindsay Lohan and started immediately apologizing but then said, ‘Take off your headscarf.’ And I did, I mean, it’s okay. But what scared me was that moment, 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… I can’t speak for what the purpose for it was, but it was jarring."

As with just about everything Lindsay Lohan says or does, the comment has got people talking.

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Just three weeks ago, she met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his wife Emine to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis in the country, and seems likely to continue to pursue her new-found calling as an activist.

Annnnnnnd here's all that's left to say about that:

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