Welcome to February 2017 thread
LL back to Instagram.
The star also spoke up on her social media cleanse during a recent radio interview.
Lindsay Lohan has opened up about her move to Dubai, saying the city gives her “silence and focus”.
However the interview with The Kyle & Jackie O Show on Sydney’s KIIS station was rather less zen, after the actress hung up on the two presenters.
When the pair brought up a 2015 interview with Lohan, in which she put down the phone after they quizzed her on Tom Cruise, she did the same thing again.
Yet it was just in jest, with the Mean Girls star calling back the station straight away.
“You guys set it up! We’re great together,” she said. “We should have our own show in Dubai.”
However the segment did get a little stilted when the pair brought up her travels between the UAE, the US and the UK, asking: “Do you own houses in all these places, or do you stay in hotels each time?”
“What kind of question is that?” said the 30-year-old, before revealing, “I don’t own houses in [these locations]”.
Lohan also offered a diplomatic answer when questioned about US President Donald Trump, who has made some disparaging comments about the actress in the past.
“I wish him the best,” the Parent Trap star said. “We live in a world of societies that consistently find faults in people … taking someone else down is never the answer.”
The actress, who relocated to Dubai last year, is “in a period of renewal” according to her management, and plans to spend much of 2017 volunteering at refugee camps and setting up her own production company in the UAE.
“I am so excited for this new chapter in my life!” Lohan told the Daily Mail, revealing she’s “very excited for what the new year holds”.
Her move to the emirate, which coincided with the deleting of her social media accounts, led many to believe she had converted to Islam – a claim her management has denied.
Earlier this month Lohan wiped her Instagram and Twitter accounts clean, leaving just the Arabic greeting “assalam alaikum” – meaning “peace be upon you” – on the former.
Yet when asked about it on KIIS, she said was hardly a new addition.
“If you guys in Australia really cared about me, you’d notice [the greeting]’s been there for two years,” she told the show.
Lohan revealed last year that she’s studying Arabic, as well as speaking out about her study of Islam (even if she’s not converted).
The actress spoke out about the faith after she was photographed in 2015 carrying a copy of the Quran
“My very close friends, who have been there for me a lot, in London are Saudi and they gave me the Quran and I brought it to New York because I was learning,” she revealed on Turkish TV show Haber Turk.
“It opened doors for me to experience spiritually, to find another true meaning. This is who I am.
“If this [Islam] is something that I want to learn, this is my own will.”
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January 31, 2017
Lohan, who has made appearances on behalf of the Syrian refugees and visits families affected by the crisis, has doubled down on her cause amid fallout from Trump’s first weeks as president, which has spurred wide-ranging protests, especially over an executive order that caused chaos at airports, and ongoing turnovers in the U.S. government. She has dedicated herself and her Instagram to her work with Syrian refugees, deleting all evidence of her former fiancé, birthday celebrations, and time spent traversing the Mediterranean by boat. In their stead are a few photos of her with President Erdogan of Turkey and a family living in Istanbul.
Her response to Trump, or lack thereof, sounds like a person who knows what it’s like being eaten alive by tabloids and online. The Australian hosts didn’t press her for thoughts on the president’s recent travel ban on seven countries, including Syria, instead quickly changing the subject to her new film, The Shadow Within.
Vanity Fair has reached out to Trump, Lohan, and Stern for additional comment.
Nice try VF