Popular actress and alleged Muslim convert, Lindsay Lohan, attended the London Modest Fashion Week in a Hijab!
Longstanding rumors of the Freaky Friday actress, Lindsay Lohan’s conversion to Islam have frequently appeared on social media. While the actress has never confirmed embracing Islam as her religion, recent pictures of her suggest that she is taking keen interest in the teachings of the religion.
London Modest Fashion Week is a platform for designers all over the world to showcase the latest fashion trends in scarves, hijabs, and abayas. Along with these, the designers also display intricately designed long maxi dresses for Muslim women to wear.
The event instantly gained more success and popularity after the arrival of a certain former Mean Girl! That’s right. Lindsay Lohan appeared on the fashion show, modestly dressed in a black hijab.
She neatly wore the black headscarf over her head, stylized with a black bomber jacket and pants. The beauty wore shiny lip gloss with minimal makeup on her face. Lindsay looked ethereal in her simple attire.
Hawa Cosmetics uploaded a picture on their Instagram, showing Lohan posing with her goodie bag from the makeup brand.
The caption stated, “Oh my days! As if Lindsay Lohan came over to say hello to Team Hawa! She was so lovely and was saying how she’s into halal cosmetics and what she’s actually wearing on her face today was all halal!!”
Lohan first made rumors of converting to Islam in 2015 after being photographed with a copy of the Quran in Brooklyn. However, the actress faced an extreme backlash from the American community for her alleged conversion.
In an interview with Turkish TV channel, Haber Turk, Lindsay described how the Quran was only a gift to her from her friends, implying that she had not embraced the religion yet.
She said, “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. It opened doors for me to experience spiritually, to find another true meaning. This is who I am.”
She further explained how she felt unsafe in the United States after the picture came out. She said, “They crucified me for it in America. They made me seem like Satan. I was a bad person for holding that Quran.”
The rumors resurfaced in January 2017, when Lohan cleared her entire Instagram account and updated her bio with the Arabic phrase, “Salam Aleikum”, which means “Peace Be Unto You.”
The London Modest Fashion week came a few days after women protested in Iran against the compulsory wearing of the hijab. As a sign of protest, the women burned their headscarves.
People on Twitter are advocating against this event as some believe that an act of oppression should not be hailed as a fashion trend.
One person said, “It amazes me how the western civilization sees wearing the hijab as an act of liberation and empowerment while women in Iran are taking the hijab off as a protest, meaning the hijab is actually a sign of oppression in Muslim countries.”
Another concurred and said, “One-third of women in the world are fighting to get rid of this. In the same time in ‘developed’ countries, some women find this fashionable. This world has always been crazy but we’re reaching a climax here.”
Another wrote, “Don’t make a symbol of female oppression a fashion item and report about it like it’s a great item to wear.”
A few disagreed, but there were also people who supported the idea that everyone should have the freedom to wear whatever they want.
“It is good that western countries are popularising hijab. Women who wear hijab on a daily basis will feel more empowered to do what they want and not think about what other people think of them. It is hard for you to wear a hijab when people keep looking at you weirdly.”
The same person further tweeted, “The thing happening in Iran is different. All the women are protesting because they force the women to wear hijab. If they don’t they will be punished. They want to wear hijab but not that they SHOULD and be FORCED to wear. It is different.”
What do you think about the London Modest Fashion Week?