Mia Khalifa: Adult entertainment star continues to receive death threats from terrorists, years after ending her career
The former pornstar does not feel safe even now. The ISIS threats from 2014 continue to haunt her and now the threats are not just from terrorist organizations alone.
Mia Khalifa, the former porn star turned sports presenter still receives death threats on a daily basis, and "can't go certain places alone" due to the sick messages. The 25-year-old admitted that she has been receiving these threats even four years after she was threatened by ISIS during her years as an adult entertainer, in 2014.
Just a few months into the industry Mia was told by her director that she would require to wear a hijab in one of the scenes. However, during her conversation with BBC Radio's 5 Live she admitted warning the director of the consequences. "I said to him, ‘You’re going to get me f–king killed'. Being 21, I didn’t know that I could speak up." Although the scene did make her the No. 1 ranked performer on Pornhub, she soon received death threats from the ISIS. Her warning to the director turned out to be true when her face was photoshopped into another body in a video which showed her being beheaded. Mia recalls, "There was also a Google image screenshot of my apartment tweeted at me, that had a death threat go along with it."
She's the most searched pornstar online despite only being in the industry for 3 months.— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) April 20, 2018
Born in Lebanon to a strict Catholic family, @MiaKhalifa was raised in the US & received ISIS death threats after performing a scene in a hijab.
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However, even after four years, and in spite of the alleged turn in her career, she continues to receive death threats. The Lebanese-American star said to The Daily Star, "They (death threats) happened about four years ago. I still get them on a daily basis, just not from organized terrorists and organizations. It all started to spiral out of control when the death threats from ISIS started coming in. That’s when I stepped away...It didn’t validate me. Nothing like that ever does. That’s not what you should be doing to try and build your self-esteem.”
The former pornstar, who recently revealed being a West Ham fan by posting an image of her posing in a claret and blue Hammers jersey, said that her fame and popularity has turned her life upside down. "I was not expecting it but I'm not going to completely discredit that I'm social media savvy. So it's taken work and it's definitely left me opportunities, my social media rise. Fame was not really my intention or my goal, success was. And if that's a by-product then I guess that's the price I have to pay. I had to change a lot of things about my life."
Mia also created a stir in July this year when she revealed that as she was watching a Stanley Cup playoff game a six-ounce disk smashed into her. The former adult entertainment star revealed that the incident ruptured her left breast implant. She has definitely kept the puck as a souvenir. While the match may not have been the best experience for Mia, she revealed that she plans on having a surgery done at the beginning of next year for the ruptured implant.