Lindsay Lohan appears to get slapped after trying to take kids away from their parents on Instagram Live
Lindsay Lohan is facing criticism after she appeared to accuse a homeless family of "trafficking children" on her Instagram Live.
It is not immediately clear where the 32-year-old was when the footage was filmed.
Her most recent tagged locations on Instagram are in Paris, France - however, TMZ report that the footage was filmed in Moscow, Russia.
In the lengthy video, she accuses the family - who she says are Syrian refugees - of selling their young children and appears to move to take them away from their parents.
She begins the clip by saying:
"Hey everyone, I just want to show you a family that I met. A Syrian refugee family that I’m really worried about. They really need help."
She gets out of her car and approaches her family, asking if they want a hotel room at tells the children they can come watch movies "on a television or a computer" if they go with her.
“You want to come with me? Come with me, I’ll take care of you guys.
“Do you want to stay in a hotel tonight? Do you want to watch movies? It would be so cool to watch a movie on a TV or a computer.”
She tells the parents to "let me take them [the boys] for the night", but they refuse and the actress becomes confrontational.
“You should not have them [your sons] on the floor, you should be a hard-working woman and you should be doing what you [can] for your children, so they have a better life.
“If someone is offering them a home and a bed, which is me at the moment, give it to them. They will come back to you."
The family appear to grow uncomfortable and get up to leave, but Lohan begins to follow them down the street.
She then says:
"Look what’s happening, they’re trafficking children.
“I won’t leave until I take you. Now I know who you are. Don’t f*** with me.
"You’re ruining Arabic culture by doing this. I’m with you boys, don’t worry. The whole world is seeing this."
The video ends abruptly when the mum of the family confronts Lohan, who falls to the ground and drops her phone for a moment.
She then stops following them down the street and turns the camera back on herself, holding her cheek and telling viewers how "scared" she is.
Snippets of the 10-minute-long video have begun circulating online, with some YouTube accounts uploading the entire Instagram Live.