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As news unfolded on Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, comments while the votes were being tallied came from an unexpected source.
Lindsay Lohan weighed in on social media, live-tweeting remarks from the state of British currency to praise for those who were choosing to remain in the EU. In the end, voters in Britain chose to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron resigned.
Actress Lindsay Lohan takes to Twitter, writes some passionate comments about the historic Brexit vote. https://t.co/mAFxTC87xl
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 24, 2016
The 29 year-old actress sparked reactions from social media users who questioned whether she was serious or making fun of the constitutional debate. “Unlike OBAMA’s recent setback,” she responded in a tweet, “I have not been hacked.”
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) June 24, 2016
All of Lohan’s tweets about the referendum were deleted, however.
Lindsay Lohan has deleted all her Brexit tweets. maybe this whole thing was a dream
— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) June 24, 2016
But the comments abounded, as even politicians had responded using lines from Lohan’s movie, “Mean Girls.”
You can’t sit with us. https://t.co/DKI4sz6nDB
— Stewart McDonald MP (@StewartMcDonald) June 24, 2016
She doesn’t even go here! https://t.co/hRLIr7QLz1
— Stuart Donaldson MP (@StuieDonaldson) June 24, 2016
Some Twitter users found Lohan’s tweets entertaining, and others questioned the newsworthiness of the actress’ commentary.
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@AP how is this something the AP needs to put any thought into today?check priorities yo the world is on fire
— Tumble Bear (@ferociousgiggle) June 24, 2016
Guys, Lindsay Lohan is tweeting about Brexit and it is amazing. https://t.co/BRJtYwuE5I
— Sheera Frenkel (@sheeraf) June 24, 2016
A hack Secretary of State wants to be commander-in-chief. A reality star wants to be president. Lindsey Lohan wants to be a #Brexit expert.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) June 24, 2016
#Brexit Twitter breakdown:
10%- actual news, updates, analysis
60%- Americans mocking town names
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 24, 2016
I don’t know what the hell is going on right now, but Lindsay Lohan has the most intelligent commentary on Brexit. https://t.co/HdJViYMe0l
— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) June 24, 2016
tbh Lindsay Lohan probably knows more about #brexit than 90% of the journalists breathlessly reporting results
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) June 24, 2016
Crisis: follow BBC or Lindsay Lohan to find out Brexit results?
— Piya Chattopadhyay (@piya) June 24, 2016
Lohan getting in on #Brexit is an unexpected twist
— David Schawel (@DavidSchawel) June 24, 2016
WHY DOES LINDSAY LOHAN CARE ABOUT BREXIT??? #EndoftheWest
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) June 24, 2016
@AP why do celebrities think their opinions matter? Or that we care what they think?
— Ivo Shandor (@Trevman2012) June 24, 2016
@AP Lindsey Lohan & Obama both have the same intellectual repository.
— Deborah (@iphooey) June 24, 2016
@AP The AP is quoting Lindsay Lohan. I think this accurately contextualizes your world view. I’d say you hit a new low but the day is young.
— pedalerguy (@pedalerguy) June 24, 2016
— Molly Coleman (@molly_coleman) June 24, 2016
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