While the UK counted its votes, Lindsay Lohan emerged as Twitter's shrewdest political mind

The former child actress' tweets on the #Brexit results have stunned her millions of followers

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Lindsay Lohan appearing on the West End in 2014 [Joel Ryan/Invision/AP / AP/Press Association Images]

Overnight, while the British votes were counted, perhaps the most shocking result was the emergence of Lindsay Lohan, former child star, as one of the foremost political commentators on Twitter.

The 29-year-old actress, best known for her role in The Parent Trap and Mean Girls, shared her opinions and pushed for a Remain vote with her millions of followers while each count centre declared its results. Starting with a video posted to her Instagram account revealing she was watching the BBC’s coverage, followed by many tweets revealing her love for the Shetland Islands and a shrewd observation of the fluctuation of the pound, reported The Guardian.

“#besmart pay attention and work hard to buy @chanelofficial #remain where’s Sunderland? Does Sarah Palin live there? Lol,” she wrote.

 

#besmart pay attention and work hard to buy @chanelofficial #remain where's Sunderland? Does Sarah Palin live there? Lol

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There followed on Twitter a series of messages showing a fervent and strong belief in her desire to see the Remain side take victory, expressing incredulity in the result coming out of Manchester, where she once lived.

After hours of political tweets, a break from her typical missives promoting her own movies and endorsement deals, Lohan then reacted to her fans questioning why she was suddenly turning to political commentary by assuring the BBC World Service that her account had not, in fact, been hacked:

In a now deleted post from her Instagram account, Lohan, whose father Michael was born in Galway, also called to mind her ancestral heritage while paying tribute to the British queen’s recent 90th birthday celebrations.

“#remain #IAMIRISH #iloveuk #iloveEu #iloveusa #onelove #freetrade don’t let me down in the UK as a loving member of your beautiful country during #hermajestythequeen’s birthday time,” she said.

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