Lindsay Lohan's Controversial Instagram Live Video Is Now A Meme
2 October 2018, 17:14 | Updated: 2 October 2018, 17:23
In the video, Lindsay accuses a family of child trafficking...
If you've been anywhere near the internet recently, you will have probably seen Lindsay Lohan has been trending for reasons which you couldn't even begin to imagine. The Mean Girls star took to Instagram Live this past weekend to post a video of herself in Moscow, Russia. So far so normal, except for the fact that the clip sees Lindsay approach an unknown family on the street and accuses them of child trafficking.
Yes. You read that correctly. In the early hours of the morning, Lindsay went on Instagram to tell her followers that there was a Syrian refugee family that she was worried about (for the record it is unclear if the family are Syrian or refugees). She then shared a video of her attempting to take the young boy with the family to her hotel. The woman who appears to be the child's mum punches her in response.
Watch the confusing video above.
To top it all off, Lindsay puts on a fake accent in the video and makes bizarre statements like: “This is not Arab; you're ruining Arab culture by doing this" and "Don't fuck with Pakistan”. It should go without saying that all of this is wrong. Not only has Lindsay been offensive to various cultures but she has also harassed a seemingly homeless family for literally no reason at all.
The video ends with Lindsay crying and making out that she is a victim: “I'm, like, in shock right now. They were trafficking. I was just, like, so scared." Unsurprisingly, the internet is beyond unimpressed. Reactions range from fans calling out the 'Get A Clue' star for being offensive and inappropriate to people making memes out of the incident. Here are just a few of them.
Some just couldn't get over why Lindsay is trending.
* Clicks to see why Lindsay Lohan is trending * pic.twitter.com/FugULmAAdj— 🌚 (@Tchalllaa) September 29, 2018
Woke up, saw Lindsay Lohan was trending. Seriously could not have ever imagined this fuckery was why. Whew, chile. 2018.— Zeba Blay (@zblay) September 29, 2018
We're still struggling to process it all.
Others are calling Lindsay out on her bullshit.
Lindsay Lohan really out here doing anything.... How you gon accuse a family of trafficking (YOU RAN UP ON) with no proof, reach for her kids and then do the “white woman victim noise” when she bop ya ass. & why do I feel like she’s making up a language? pic.twitter.com/dy75OxFNIp— 🔮Black Obsidian🔮 (@_QueenLioness_K) September 29, 2018
Lindsay Lohan tried to be the white savior as depicted in all of those Hollywood movies and ended up getting popped. Learn, Hollywood. Also, let me find my D.A.R.E. award winning (pizza counts) speech from elementary.— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) September 29, 2018
What on earth was she thinking?
A few people are comparing Lindsay to fictional kidnappers.
excited for Lindsay Lohan's new role as the Child Catcher in a 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' remake— frank costa (@feistyfrank) September 29, 2018
Actually a lot of people are doing this.
Lindsay Lohan out here trying to kidnap children is this bitch Baba Yaga— Ira (@ira) September 29, 2018
She literally comes across like some sort of Disney villain in the clip.
My two favorite parts of the Lindsay kidnapping video are when she says “hey kids” like some ghoul trying to steal their souls and then the sounds she makes when the mother pushes her over, when she’s literally baying at the moon in the middle of the street— Russell, but Spooky (@RussellFalcon) September 29, 2018
This all happened.
Even the writer of Herbie: Fully Loaded commented on the incident.
As the author of "Herbie: Fully Loaded," I guess I'm now responsible for only the SECOND weirdest piece Lindsay Lohan footage to date.— Thomas Lennon (@thomaslennon) September 29, 2018
Did he lie?
Now fans are poking fun at the fact that Lindsay has a new hobby.
lindsay lohan when she sees a random child with their mother on the street pic.twitter.com/9rc1CWMBGF— shauntay (@shauntae_stay) September 30, 2018
How do we live in a world in which this meme make sense?
It's safe to say that Lindsay is being read.
lindsay lohan clinging onto my car door after thinking my bag of groceries is a child in need pic.twitter.com/NZLZVZplAi— PARIS SLAYS UR FAV (@ParisSlaysUrFav) September 30, 2018
It's what she deserves.
Then there are those who can't believe that this is now an actual event which we will be able to reference for years to come.
I can’t wait to tweet “Remember when Lindsay Lohan tried to kidnap a Syrian refugee’s child on Instagram live and got punched in the face?” every 4-6 months, indefinitely— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) September 29, 2018
September 29th folks.
And last but not least there are those who are cancelling their Halloween costume plans.
Ok so I was planning to go as Lindsay Lohan dancing in Mykonos for Halloween but guess that might be problematic now she’s tried to abduct two children on her Instagram Live— shon faye. (@shonfaye) September 29, 2018
It's probably for the best.
As it stands, Lindsay is yet to officially respond to the backlash. We shall update you as soon as she does.