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Lindsay Lohan: "Mean Girls" star, former teen idol ... political commentator?
As Brits went to the polls on Thursday for a historic referendum on whether to exit the European Union, a series of impassioned tweets calling for Britain to remain in the bloc appeared in an unlikely place: the American actress' Twitter account.
"good luck with the pound.. will take you about 15 years to get it back up #REMAIN instead," one of them said.
"what would #MARGARETTHATCHER THINK OF #Brexit?" said another.
"Workplace fatalities in the UK have reduced by half since European safety directives were introduced in 1996," a third pointed out.
As the night wore on and the razor-thin vote tilted in favor of exiting, the very unexpected live commentary got more desperate. One, directed at Prime Minister David Cameron, pleaded, "@David_Cameron #remain please what can i say to let people know how important it is to #stay."
There was no way to confirm the tweets truly came from the 29-year-old, who made her movie debut in Disney's 1998 remake of "The Parent Trap" and who chronicled her struggles after rehab for DUIs in the 2014 docuseries "Lindsay."
In response to suspicions, Lohan — or whoever was writing from her Twitter account — assured everyone in a tweet she hadn't been hacked.
But by morning, all the "Brexit" tweets had been deleted from her account — prompting one follower to wonder if the whole thing had just been a "really bizarre dream."
This isn't the first time the "Herbie: Fully Loaded" actress has randomly voiced her opinions on huge international news. She also paid homage to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah when he died in January 2015 in an Instagram post.
According to People Magazine, Lohan has been living in London with boyfriend Egor Tarabasov, a Russian business heir, since last year.
If she ever decides to run for a political post in Britain, after Thursday night's tweets, it looks like she has the support of the people: