Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan seems to be practicing her Arabic recently. On Monday, she tweeted habibi, the ubiquitous Arabic term of endearment that can translate into everything from lover to beloved. However, in a hilarious cultural gaffe, that tweet linked to an image on her Instagram feed which said “You’re beautiful” in English — and what nonspeakers would have assumed was the Arabic translation.
But the Arabic phrase did not read “You’re beautiful.” Instead, it said, “You’re a donkey.”
Lohan deleted the image from Instagram shortly thereafter, but not before social media was abuzz with the predictable mirth.