Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan apologized to the people of Kettering for not fulfilling a promise to switch on the town’s Christmas lights, a pledge she made on Brexit night.
Lohan took to Twitter Thursday to send her apology, saying in a video message: “Hey everyone in Kettering, it’s Lindsay Lohan. I really wanted to be there to light the tree but with my busy schedule I wasn’t able to and I appreciate the offer. Happy holidays.”
The star of Mean Girls surprised fans and political observers alike by live-tweeting as the June 23 EU referendum results came in. But she offended the people of Kettering — a town of around 80,000 people situated 80 miles north of London — by tweeting “Sorry Kettering but where are you?”
The local MP — Tory Philip Hollobone — was outraged, saying, “everyone knows where Kettering is, it’s famous as the home of [the breakfast cereal] Weetabix” and invited Lohan to switch on the Christmas lights to “redeem her political reputation.”
She accepted but later failed to respond to requests from the town’s Christmas lights organizers and didn’t show up for Thursday’s switching-on ceremony, which instead featured an actress from the soap opera Eastenders.