Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to controversy, but her latest stunt is bizarre even by her standards.
In a live video on her Instagram account, the Mean Girls actress chases after a Syrian refugee family in Moscow and attempts to take their children. Lohan is seen yelling in a strange Arabic accent and accusing the parents of trafficking their children.
As the video continues, Lohan offers to take the children to her hotel so that they can watch a film, saying that they “should not be on the floor”. Lohan then launches into a verbal attack on the mother, telling her “you should be a hard-working woman and you should be doing what you can for your children, so they have a better life.”
“Guys, you’re going the wrong way, my car is here, come,” Lohan is heard yelling at the children who continued to follow their parents as she chases them down the street. “They’re trafficking children, I won’t leave until I take you, now I know who you are, don’t f— with me.”
“You’re ruining Arabic culture by doing this. You’re taking these children they want to go,” she says before telling the boys, “I’m with you. Don’t worry, the whole world is seeing this right now, I will walk forever, I stay with you don’t worry.”
Lohan then tries to grab one of the children, and is punched by the boy’s mother.
Lohan, 32, has a history of addiction problems and her friends and family are worried she isn’t sober anymore. Her former publicist has said he is flying to Paris to check in on her.
While the video has now been deleted from Lohan’s Instagram account, many Twitter users have shared it. Check out the video here.
Lindsay Lohan has lost it… wtf??? pic.twitter.com/c9HSmOZNRw
— Say My Name (@Redeezus) September 29, 2018
The Internet was, understandably, outraged and some called it “white privilege”.
However, others are sympathetic towards Lohan given her history of substance abuse.
It’s easy to laugh at the Lindsay Lohan story right now but please remember that this was likely stemmed from mental illness and/or substance abuse. Neither of those things are a joke, nor are they easy to deal with – especially in the public eye.
— Kaleena (@ShutUpKaleena) September 29, 2018
Calvin Brown disagreed saying Lohan should look after her mental health.
She also has the funds and resources to get mental help. She is not excused. Her behavior is inexcusable and she's lucky she was only slapped. Your mental health is your responsibility. No ours after you steal a child or shoot up a school. She isn't special.
— Calvin Brown (@iamcalvinbrown) September 29, 2018
But others agreed that Lohan deserves some sympathy for her mental health issues.
I agree, she seems to be psychotic possibly from substances or non-compliance with psychiatric meds. I really feel bad for her, she needs to be hospitalized. My prayers are with her, she's a wonderful human being who has suffered a lot.
— Nashville Is Trump Country (@steven_shima) September 29, 2018