The Internet Is Banding Together To Help Mia Khalifa Remove Her Porn Off Adult Sites
From threats from ISIS to only making $12,000, people are now demanding justice for Mia.
On TikTok, Mia Khalifa has gained over 8.9 million followers in less than six months.
However, the former pornstar and now-sports commentator used to avoid social media from the abuse that was hurled at her over her short stint in adult films.
Despite only making 11 porn videos during her three month-career over 2014 to 2015, Mia Khalifa became Pornhub’s most-searched for star. In the latest stats released by Pornhub, Khalifa even ranked in the top three female pornstars for 2019, despite not making any new content in the last five years.
Chatting to Mashable, Khalifa shared that she “never really enjoyed social media” because of the “awful” hate she would receive, leading her to totally disable her comments.
You see, during her short-lived adult film career, Mia Khalifa gained worldwide attention because of the “controversial” porn she made. In particular, one scene where Khalifa wore a hijab during sex acts caused so much uproar in the Lebanese and Muslim communities, that she was literally threatened by terrorist group ISIS over it.
Thinking of the time Islamic extremists threatened Mia Khalifa with eternal damnation in hell and she just said "I have been meaning to get a little tan recently."
— Salman Khan's Driver (@thegoldroosh) June 24, 2020
But now, five years, after her foray into porn, people are rallying behind Mia Khalifa and backing her plight to have her porn scrubbed from the internet. In just one week, a petition titled ‘Justice for Mia Khalifa‘ has already gained over 1.6 million signatures.
“Mia and her team have provided countless financial offers to the current owners of her domain name and pornographic videos to no avail,” the petition reads. “Mia attends therapy on a consistent basis for trauma, emotional distress, and consequences of bullying [related to her hijab video].”
Despite her popularity on sites like Pornhub and BangBros, it’s become well-known that Mia Khalifa only made $12,000 for her videos. Yet, these porn sites continue to profit off her content and promote her old videos to make people think that she’s still in the industry.
The petition asks that Khalifa’s domain names be returned and that her videos be removed “and fairly discussed in court without putting Mia Khalifa into deep financial ruin”.
PH, B*ngBr*s, X*XX, etc. constantly advertise and promote the 6 yr old videos whenever I’m in the news cycle/something positive happens in my career. That’s why it’s been so hard to get through that IM OUT. They’re grooming millions to think I’m active, I can’t escape it. https://t.co/NuujW7tZK1
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) June 25, 2020
This discussion around Khalifa needing justice and help has stemmed from her TikTok videos and comments, which touch on the real impacts of the porn industry, both mentally and financially.
In one viral video from two weeks ago, Khalifa wrote: “That hourly dissociative attack from remembering hundreds of millions of people’s only impression of you is solely based on the lowest, most toxic, most uncharacteristic three months of your life when you were 21″.
— rayyan (@puteraryans) June 22, 2020
But Mia Khalifa has always been quite vocal about her experience in the industry and how she was pressured into making videos. For her infamous hijab scene, for example, Khalifa shared on BBC Radio’s 5 Live that she warned the director about her fears in filming with a religious garment, but the team just laughed it off.
“I said to [the director], ‘You’re going to get me fucking killed’. And not even a week later, the death threats were racking up. The entire Middle East was after me,” Khalifa shared. “I could have [refused to wear it] but being 21 and moderately demure, I didn’t know that I could speak up and say that.”
Beyond the videos themselves, Khalifa has also spoken out about the shame and post-traumatic stress she feels from the “lowest, most toxic… three months of [her] life”. While chatting to BBC News, Mia Khalifa explained that she feels it mostly when she goes out in public.
“The stares I get, I feel like people can see through my clothes. It brings me deep shame,” she said. “It makes me feel like I lost all right to my privacy because I’m one Google Search away.”
Since using her platform to speak out and help other women to not make the same mistakes that she did, Mia Khalifa has now become somewhat of a feminist icon.
With #JusticeForMia trending on TikTok, people are now helping Khalifa with her goal of no longer being a “Google Search” away through singing the petition, offering legal representation, and by spamming Pornhub and BangBros’ social media accounts demanding #JusticeForMia.
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Look what y’all did… I love you so much. #GenZ, and especially the creator of the hashtag, Bella, haven’t stopped spreading awareness in 4 days and this is the result. I promise I will make #justiceformia the first step to change, this movement these girls have started will shed light on the predatory practices of that industry, and help save the annual thousands of girls from the same traps. Shop ethical. Support the WOMEN who own & distribute their content, not the ones exploited by having no control of their bodies. ALSO, please keep the momentum going for causes that need more attention than anything else right now. Most of which being the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the ongoing BLM fight, and COVID safety (wear a fucking mask).
If you’d like to sign the Justice For Mia petition, you can sign here.