Lindsay Lohan is putting her acting career and entrepreneurial ventures on the backburner while she takes on a new (and arguably more important) role: Humanitarian.
The 30-year-old actress recently made a trip to Turkey, where she was invited to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the First Lady and 7-year-old Syrian refugee Bana Alabed. Lohan shared a photo from the meeting to her Instagram account this Friday and wrote, “What a dream it is for Mr. President Erdogan and The First Lady to invite me to their home. Their efforts in helping Syrian Refugees is truly inspiring 🙌🏻❤🌍 #peace starts now @a_boynukalin @hilalkaplanogut @rt_erdogan please for peace @therealdonaldtrump Alaikum Salam✋🏼 ✋🏽✋🏾✋🏻✋ #cleanslate2017 #theworldisbiggerthan5.”
You may recognize Alabed from her now-viral Twitter posts, which share her personal experience of growing up in war-torn Aleppo. The tweets were posted after her family found refuge in Turkey last month. The former Parent Trap star also shared a Periscope video on Friday morning, in which she and Alabed promoted support for the growing Syrian refugee crisis. “We want to send all the people in Syria and Aleppo suffering, all the refugees, that we are here supporting you, and you can hang on be strong just like Bana has,” Lohan said in the moving video.
This is not Lohan’s first public show of support for Syrian refugees, though. Lohan has consistently posted articles about the worsening situation in Aleppo on Twitter over the past few months and even stunned fans when she deleted all of her tweets and added an Arabic phrase to her account just weeks ago.
We’re so happy to see Lindsay focusing her energy and using her public platform to support the dire situation in Syria. You can check out her powerful Instagram post below.