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American Stars Jose Canseco and Lindsay Lohan Make Fools of Themselves With Anti-Brexit Rants

Lindsay Lohan is seen watching Lana Del Ray perform at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

I’m all for foreigners talking about other countries’ politics. I do the same thing myself: I’m Dutch, but I’m obsessed with the United States.

That all changes, however, if you don’t know what the heck you are talking about. And that’s sadly the case when self-declared experts like former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco and actress Lindsay Lohan take to Twitter to criticize the British people for voting for a Brexit.

Case in point:

Small shops? Say what? What does they have to do with a Brexit? In fact, the businesses that won’t “suffer” because of Britain leaving the EU are small businesses — and especially small shops that do little to no business with EU member states.

Another gem:

Blaming the city of Sunderland for a possible pound plummet? It doesn’t get much stranger than that. Or does it?

You see, Lindsay was angry with Sunderland, but also tweeted that she had no idea where that city was even located:

And what do “one love” and “one people” have to do with Britain leaving the EU?

The answer is, of course, absolutely nothing. Lohan begs to differ, however:

And then there is this strange attack on Leave-leader Boris Johnson (a conservative member of parliament), who explained that leaving the EU means a better future for his children. Lohan considers that an immoral argument… and uses it to smear the Palin family at the same time:

That’s bad enough, but it gets even worse. Here’s Jose Canseco, a man who knows absolutely nothing about European (or British) politics, but who suddenly deems himself a major expert:

No, Jose, capital won’t “flee like its pants are on fire.” London is one of the major bank hubs in the world, and a Brexit won’t change that in the least. In fact, many companies have already made clear they plan to do business as usual regardless of Britain leaving the EU. Oh, and top businessmen firmly believe that Britain will actually “thrive out of the EU.” Unlike Canseco, these people actually do know what they’re talking about.

In other words, Lohan and Canseco talk nonsense. The good news? They are, at the very least, entertaining. I guess that counts for something.