Lindsay Lohan got caught in a case of social media foot-in-mouth-itis Tuesday as she managed to insult Arabs when she intended to broadcast an inspiring message in the Arabic language.
On her Instagram account, the actress shared a photo of a phrase in Arabic, along with her personal translation: “You’re beautiful.” However, as a number of native Arabic speakers noted immediately, LiLo’s phrase actually translated to “You’re a donkey,” or more graphically, “You’re an ass.”
As Dubai-based reporter Jenan Moussa tweeted, “Next time @lindsaylohan, let me check b4 u post🙂 Arabic words don’t mean ‘U are beautiful’ but ‘u are a donkey.'”
The photo later was deleted.