An Instagram Live video of Lindsay Lohan attempting to separate an apparently homeless child from his family has left social media users stunned and outraged.
The disturbing video was filmed by Lohan herself and live-streamed on her Instagram account Friday night. It’s believed the incident took place in Paris, where the Hollywood actress has been staying for the last number of days for Paris Fashion Week.
The footage is no longer available to view on Lohan’s Instagram account, but was captured by her many followers. The video begins with her telling viewers that she wants them to meet a Syrian family she is very worried about.
She asks the family, of two parents and two boys, to tell her and America what they need and she will help them. She then turns to one of the boys and asks him to come with her. “Do you want to go to the hotel tonight, do you want to watch movies, come on, come on!” she tells him.
At first the family are pleasant and smiling but as Lohan becomes more forceful demanding the child come with her their demeanor changes.
The mother shakes her head in refusal at Lohan’s demands and the family get up off the sidewalk and walk away. Lohan follows the family, accusing them of “trafficking children.”
She attempts to speak Arabic and tells them they are ruining Arabic culture before trying to grab the hand of one of the boys. The mother then appears to strike Lohan knocking her to the ground.
Lohan turns the camera on herself, exclaiming in tears that she is “in shock.”
While the actress, who has been repeatedly treated for drug and alcohol addiction, is known for her sometimes erratic behaviour, this latest stunt has left Twitter users astounded.
Lindsay Lohan really just tried to kidnap two children on instagram live oh my GOD
— Lindsay Lohan’s Sober Coach (@LiLosSoberCoach) 29 сентября 2018 г.
Lindsay Lohan literally harassed and followed that family, tried to grab one of the kids, got punched in the face then had the nerve to be like “Wha!? Omg I’m so scared right now!” Girl…how do you think they- pic.twitter.com/WpVbLCwb7q
— Zariya Jackson (@ZariThorn) 29 сентября 2018 г.
Everyone’s cracking jokes about Lindsay Lohan trying to steal two Syrian refugee kids from their parents & getting punched in retaliation live on Instagram—but I’m actually outraged at her blatant white saviorism.
— Ghazala Irshad (@ghazalairshad) 29 сентября 2018 г.
Lindsay Lohan is now the combing the streets of Paris planning actual child abductions in real time and you’re going to tell me you think I have time to watch This is Us??
— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) 29 сентября 2018 г.
Lindsay Lohan leaves club
finds refugee family
tries to lure kids
she can’t speak Arabic
asks them w/ bad Arabic accent’why you on da street?’
she follows them
calls them human traffickers
yells ‘Don’t fuk w/ Pakistan’
tries to kidnap kid
— Fiona Adorno (@FionaAdorno) 29 сентября 2018 г.
Lindsay Lohan’s IG live is one of the wildest things I’ve ever seen. She’s speaking gibberish in a fake accent and trying to take two homeless boys to a hotel room against their parents wishes. Their mom pushes her to the ground and then Lindsey cries into the camera.
— Camille (@camiwilliams_) 29 сентября 2018 г.
Lohan has previously said how she wants to take care of all of the children suffering in the world. Last year the actress met Bana Al-Abed, Syrian girl whose tweets from Aleppo captivated the western media and raised questions about their authenticity and possible child exploitation. “We want to send to all of the people in Syria and Aleppo suffering and to all the refugees we are here supporting you and you can hang on and be strong just like Bana has,” she said in a video clip of their meeting.