Adult film star Mia Khalifa reveals ISIS threats forced her to quit illustrious career

The 25-year-old achieved instant fame soon after her debut in the adult film industry.

Adult film star Mia Khalifa reveals ISIS threats forced her to quit illustrious career

Mia Khalifa is one of the best-known faces - and bodies – in the adult film industry. She became famous almost overnight and went on to topple some of the veterans in the industry, such as Lisa Ann and Sunny Leone to become PornHub’s most searched-for star. 

"When you’re wearing @donnamizani, you get to eat at Prime 112. #DressedByDonna" (Instagram/Mia Khalifa)

Unfortunately, though, the 25-year-old's fame had an expiry date that came much sooner than any of us had anticipated. She has revealed that this is due to the death threats she received from the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.  

"If looks could kill... Doesn’t mean I can’t 🔪" (Instagram/Mia Khalifa)

Mia, who is a Lebanese-born American, had the whole country trying to pull her down, even as her fame in the adult film industry rose at an impressive rate. Looking back, however, the sports pundit claims she looked for validation in the wrong places and that joining the industry in itself was a terrible mistake.  

"Two of the most opposite Austin-ites got together and talked being bonded by our status as social pariahs. Utterly humbled by the experience of sharing my story and journey with @lancearmstrong on his podcast, and if y’all haven’t already, check out the link in my bio to listen & subscribe to #TheForward." (Instagram/Mia Khalifa)

During her appearance on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's The Forward podcast on February 27, she said, “It all started to spiral out of control when the death threats from ISIS started coming in,” adding, “That’s when I stepped away. As soon as I started to gain popularity that’s when I was like ‘get the f**k out of this’." 

"MOOOOOOOD 😬 #BossBitch (check my IG story if you wanna know why 🤓)" (Instagram/Mia Khalifa)

The 25-year-old Instagram star also claims that she was merely trying to loosen up and rebel a little bit, but the direction she chose in the process was wrong for her. “That’s not what you should be doing to try and build your self-esteem," she related to Lance, adding that she experienced a combination of "guilt and shame" during her adult film star days.  



Despite the early retirement from porn and repenting her choices, Mia has not been reinventing her public persona in any way. In fact, her Instagram profile is as carefree and sex positive as it used to be when she was engaged in the adult industry.  

Mia Khalifa (Instagram)

The young celebrity, who used to be a co-host on 'Out of Bounds,' has revealed that she is pursuing the dreams of having her own show. "I didn’t want to be in LA. It was my dream job but I walked away when I realised I wouldn’t watch my own show," she said.

Mia Khalifa (Instagram)

She also revealed to Lance that she has quit Complex, which used to air Out of Bounds, and is producing a show on the streaming service Twitch."I love Complex but they were understanding when I said I wanted to leave," she said. 

"Came to AAC serving W’s, so obviously my boys left Dally with one, too. #ALLCAPS" (Instagram/Mia Khalifa)

 

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