Fans are shocked after actress Lindsay Lohan appeared to be accusing a homeless family of being child traffickers in a video on her Instagram Live.
Lohan approached the family which she identifies as “Syrian refugees,” seemingly trying to help, and offers to have their kids come watch “on a television or a computer.”
After Lohan became increasingly hostile, the family begins to leave. Lohan told the mother, “You should be a hard-working woman and you should be doing what you can for your children, so they have a better life.”
The actress followed them, speaking to her Instagram Live video saying that the parents were “child trafficking” and telling the family they were “ruining Arab culture.”
As she continued to follow the family, the mother seemingly turned back toward Lohan. A gasp is then heard and the camera shakes.
Lohan began to cry and grabbed the side of her face, saying she was slapped by the woman.
Twitter users soon began criticizing the actress for what some have described as “white savior” complex.
See a few of the tweets:
Nauseated by the self-righteousness of Americans like @lindsaylohan and their laughable ‘White Savior’ impulses: “Let me saaaave you!” Drop the faux accent, Lindsay, and go save the thousands of US kids sex-trafficked in LA.ryan@ryanspearsz
what is happening… lindsay lohan tried to kidnap two refugee children because she thought the mom was trafficking her children she then was punched by the mother wow…
The most predictable part of that Lindsay Lohan video is when she resorted to playing victim after getting punched for touching somebody else’s child. You wanted to be a savior and invaded space that wasn’t sought