Lindsay Lohan fumes over #Brexit, Elizabeth Hurley sleeps soundly

Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:04pm EDT
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By Angela Moon

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lindsay Lohan went viral on social media in the early hours of Friday. Only this time, it wasn't about her transgressions.

The actress, who is as well known for her legal troubles and stints in rehab as she is for her roles in Disney's "Freaky Friday" and "Parent Trap," weighed in on the global financial panic over Brexit in dozens of tweets posted through early Friday morning.

"good luck with the pound.. will take you about 15 years to get it back up #REMAIN instead," Lohan (@LindsayLohan) tweeted to 9.3 million followers as sterling began to plummet and markets came to terms with the fact that British voters had decided they wanted their country to leave the European Union.

Reuters counted at least 31 tweets in two hours before the former child star, who has taken up residence in London for a West End production of "Speed the Plow", deleted her anti-Brexit rants Friday morning.

Lohan wasn't the only celebrity to flaunt economic insights on social media. Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco), the retired All-Star baseball player who tweeted loudly against Brexit in the days leading up to the vote, posited on the currency's fall.

"Pound is sinking faster then [sic] the Spanish Armada. Hug for u Great Britain," Canseco tweeted as sterling fell as much as 12 percent off its Thursday night high.

As the sun rose in the United Kingdom and the BBC declared that Brexit would win the day, some of the country's top talent expressed all manner of devastation.

"I truly believe this is one of the most devastating things to happen during my lifetime. I felt a fear I've never felt this morning," tweeted singer Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding).   Continued...

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for the presentation of the  Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2016 collection during London Fashion Week in London, Britain September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett