Lebanese-American porn star sparks rage in Arab world after success

Mia Khalifa, who grew up in Lebanon, has been the target of many death threats on social media after becoming a top porn star on the web in 2014.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 6, 2015 17:04
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Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa. (photo credit: TWITTER)

 
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Arabs and especially Lebanese are having mixed reactions, mostly negative, about one of their own becoming the #1 porn star on the top porn site, PornHub.

Mia Khalifa, 21, who grew up in Lebanon but moved to the US when she was a teenager and now lives in Miami, Florida, has received a flurry of death threats after her recent success as a porn star, becoming the main topic of a fiery Lebanese social media debate.

One tweeter from Lebanon, Muhammad Khalaf, wrote:"You do realize that you'll be the first person in Hellfire right?” But Mia has been striking back at all the criticism with humor. To Muhammad Khalaf she responded on twitter: "I've been meaning to get a little tan recently." One person made an image of Mia being beheaded by an ISIS militant. But Mia has not been without her supporters in Lebanon. Mia was kind enough to respond.

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