Mia Khalifa: Former adult star fired from podcast over pro-Hamas posts

Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa's posts in favour of Palestinian "freedom fighters" have caused strong reactions on social media after the start of the surprise attack by Hamas against Israel on Saturday morning, which caused the death of at least 900 people. In fact, it even led to her getting fired from a podcast.

The former adult film star Mia Khalifa was fired from a podcast deal with Canada-based podcaster and radio host Todd Shapiro over her support for Palestine in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Mia Khalifa was widely trolled for her insensitive take on the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine.

The tweets that started it all:

"Can someone please tell the freedom fighters in Palestine to flip their phones and film horizontal," wrote the former actress of pornographic films and current influencer on "X" on October 7.

"I just want to make it clear that this statement in no way shape or form is enticing spread of violence, I specifically said freedom fighters because that’s what the Palestinian citizens are… fighting for freedom every day," she added, explaining the so-called rationale behind her post.


In a ... 'lighthearted mood,' Khalifa said: "I can’t believe the Zionist apartheid regime is being brought down by guerrilla fighters in fake Gucci shirts - the biopics of these moments better reflect that


The 30-year-old's posts, on a day when the world was shocked by horror videos showing Hamas murdering and kidnapping Israelis of all ages, drew the ire of many commentators on the platform who were quick to criticize her for "cruelty" and "ignorance » her. A company with which he appears to have worked announced in a post that he is being "fired immediately" due to the "horrific" posts.

Mia Khalifa, however, did not seem to be deterred by the interruption of the collaboration.

"I’d say supporting Palestine has lost me business opportunities, but I’m more angry at myself for not checking whether or not I was entering into business with Zionists. My bad," she wrote in a new post.

Soon after Khalifa's first post went viral and was condemned on social media, Shapiro called it "horrendous" and said that Khalifa should consider herself fired immediately. The podcaster urged her to "evolve and become a better human being".

After Khalifa's post caught traction on X, netizens were incensed at the sheer insensitivity of her take on the Israel-Palestine war. A user said that this post will not age well.

Another user said that while Israel does not have clean hands, they cannot imagine thinking that people who are kidnapping and parading women naked in the streets are the ones fighting for freedom.

"Freedom fighters don't slaughter the elderly at their bus stop and butcher children in their homes," another user said. "Can someone please tell any and all actors to stay in their lane, OMG," a user said.

After she was widely condemned for her posts on the Israel-Hamas crisis, Khalifa clarified that the statement by her is in "no way, shape or form" inciting any violence while adding that she called Palestinian citizens as freedom fighters because that is what they are.

Born in Lebanon, Khalifa emigrated to the US with her family at an early age. She came to public attention in 2015, after being ranked as the number 1 star on Pornhub, after a brief three-months in the porn industry.

Her career as an adult film actress led to her being banned from entering Lebanon.

The young woman, who bears a tattoo of the Lebanese national anthem, has previously expressed her support for the October 17, 2019 thawara (revolution) in Lebanon.

She also raises $100,000 in donations for the Lebanese Red Cross after the 2020 Beirut port explosion by auctioning the iconic black glasses she wore in her adult films.

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