Just when you thought politics couldn’t get any weirder, Lindsay Lohan, star of Mean Girls and tabloid gossip pages, has just been insulted in Parliament.
It all started when the actress became an unexpected figure in the EU referendum last week, tweeting her way through the results.
As well as seeking clarification on where Sunderland and Swindon are, she inadvertently insulted the residents of Kettering by insisting she’d never heard of the town.
After the Northamptonshire town voted 61% to leave, she tweeted “♯REMAIN Sorry but KETTERING where are you&why is this woman @BBCNews speaking on people rather than TELLING us what happens if UK LEAVES?”
This perceived slight didn’t go down well with local Conservative MP Philip Hollobone, a long-term campaigner for Britain to leave the EU.
In Parliament today, he stood up and called on Lohan to turn on the town’s Christmas lights this year in order to make amends for her insult.
“Everyone knows where Kettering is,” he stated, before going on to list Kettering town football club’s FA cup success and its status as the home of Weetabix as two of its major map-markers.
He then asked other MPs to “support my invitation to Lindsay Lohan to come and switch on the Christmas lights in Kettering this Christmas, thus redeeming her political reputation.”
Journalist David Paxton shared a clip of the bizarre moment on Twitter: