Mia Khalifa Disowned by Lebanese Parents Over Porn Videos

Mia Khalifa is not just any porn star—she was recently ranked the most popular actress on Pornhub.com, the 71st most-visited website in the world
Mia Khalifa is not just any porn star—she was recently ranked the most popular actress on Pornhub.com, the 71st most-visited website in the world

Lebanese pornstar Mia Khalifa’s parents have broken their silence to the public after discovering their daughter is a pornstar, stating: “We disassociate ourselves from her actions which do not reflect her family beliefs, her upbringing or her true Lebanese roots. We hope that she comes back to her senses as her image does not honor her family or her homeland — Lebanon.”

While no parents will be proud to discover their children engaging in massive amounts of sex in a very public way, Mia Khalifa raised the bar by shocking her ultra-conservative parents who follow the Republican-party.

“We are probably paying the price of living away from our homeland; our kids had to adapt to societies that don’t resemble our culture, traditions and values,” the family said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, Khalifa, born in 1993, moved with her family to the United States in 2000. They left behind them one of the more liberal countries in the Middle East but one where religion plays a central, sometimes divisive, role in daily life and many are deeply socially conservative.

Having turned 18, Khalifa left home, the statement says, “as is common in the West. She married an American guy in February 2011 and is currently living with him in Florida. Mia has since lost contact with her family.”

She is also criticized for her tattoo, in Arabic, of the opening lines of the Lebanese National Anthem, and a second tattoo that represents a divisive Lebanese political party, the Lebanese Forces. Her father is a Lebanese Forces supporter, she says. She got the cross on her wrist two years ago in support of her father, “to show him, ‘I’m on your side.’”

Mia Khalifa Did What Kim Kardashian Failed To Do

Kim Kardashian posted nude photos of herself in recent months, seeking to “break the internet”. Mia Khalifa has stirred up a global controversy and debate over her porn career.

Her ranking as the world’s top pornstar on Pornhub drew strong criticism from many, including some in the Middle East who branded her “a disgrace” to the country and “shameful”.

American duo Timeflies, who recorded a song about her this week, posted to their Twitter feed.

It’s already proven pretty popular with her fans, with several posting that, together, she and the band “broke the internet.”

And Khalifa herself remains defiant in the face of the trolls.

“How does it feel to be the most hated arab at the moment?” she wrote. “Pretty good since @Timeflies wrote a song about me.”

Not the First Lebanese Pornstar

While many are crediting Mia Khalifa as the first Lebanese pornstar, Ameera Milan is a lesser known adult film actress from Lebanon and Egypt. Ameera’s career started in 2012, and she was the winner Of Miss EXXXotica 2012. Like Mia, Ameera is also based out of Miami.

British-Lebanese author and publisher Nasri Atallah posted at length in her defense on his Facebook page.

“The moral indignation about Mia Khalifa, presumably the first Lebanese pornstar, is wrong for two reasons. First and foremost, as a woman, she is free to do as she pleases with her body,” he wrote.

“Secondly, as a sentient human being with agency, who lives halfway across the world she is in charge of her own life and owes absolutely nothing to the country where she happened to be born. There is this odd perception that being Lebanese is a vocation and a duty first and that your personal life comes second.”

Khalifa is a Lebanese Christian who would not normally wear a hijab or any form of headwear. The fact that she did in several of her porn videos was a major insult to Muslim people, as the intention of the covering is to show modesty, appearing in a porn video is far from being modest.

Mia has received numerous death threats from people around the world, likely due to her use of a hijab in some of her porn videos
Mia has received numerous death threats from people around the world, likely due to her use of a hijab in some of her porn videos

And like Khalifah, Atallah believes the fevered interest her actions have stirred back home is unwarranted.

“For the record, I don’t think we should be particularly proud of Mia Khalifa, we should just be indifferent. She’s doing a job she chose, in a regulated industry, no different to banking. Actually, it’s probably more regulated than banking.

“I certainly don’t think she’s our last frontier against ISIS as some have suggested. She is a 21-year old in Florida who has made a decision for herself, with absolutely no wider implications.”

Also read:
Mia Khalifa Lebanese Pornstar Tops Charts at #1
Mia Khalifa’s Conservative Parents Furious Over Porn Career
Brains, Not Vaginas, Are What Make Lebanese Women Powerful

Ya Libnan, CNN, The Independent

  • AkhouManUki

    Wow – another Lebanese pornstar??? Ameera Milan looks way hotter than Mia!

    • 5thDrawer

      Porn is about bodies. Simple. The little ‘scripts’ of theoretical stories in the films are boring as hell most of the time. It’s the bouncing people want to see. Faces don’t matter much.
      After filming, she can go do what she wants. She made a few bucks. If smart, she will begin her retirement fund. That comes early in the business. 😉

      • AkhouManUki

        You seem to know a lot about the porn industry Ya 5th – sure you aren’t a producer?

        • 5thDrawer

          Well Akhou. I research a lot of things … had a few decades to accumulate ‘knowledge’.
          ;-)))) SOME topics really ARE interesting. 😉

      • Hind Abyad

        At least Ameera has beauty and is naturaly proportioned..(doesn’t look ballooned).. Rihani, Kardassian b,,tts as you men call it are inflated or implanted, Khalifa is to small to have such big things… it’s not natural..put your glasses on, the fat is only there and there.
        http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1510174/pg1

        • 5thDrawer

          It’s the height thing …. with the narrow waist …
          But … you don’t think Ameera has a wide rear view ???

          • Hind Abyad

            Narow waste?.. She’s tiny skinny arms with silicon inflated in those ‘places’, up and down, it’s the trend. Ameera is normally proportioned, natural beauty exists..

          • 5thDrawer

            No. I did on another viewing spot …. more than enough is too much.
            And there’s less brain there.

          • Hind Abyad

            That’s what i mean it becomes grotesque, the Lebanese ski athlete was more classic.

          • 5thDrawer

            Very true. And smart about how to use it.
            But … what the hell … sometimes natural instincts are hard to shrug away … any oasis to a parched desert crawler … as they say.

          • Hind Abyad

            Changing subjects, today -25C snow was like i like, fluffy silent crystals in slow motion..but outside it squeaks when i walk..i stop and let them pass .

          • 5thDrawer

            Sun and -15 … sun best felt through a window.
            Wind-chill dropped it … but not enough snow to squeak, as it evaporates. I know you are cooler … like cousins in Ottawa. I have always laughed. :-)) But skated the canal a few times for ‘Winterfest’ … there are moments to be had.

          • Hind Abyad

            I tried when i came, really admire it..but winter sports are for Canadians, seams like the Canadiens have a trio from hell (or heaven)..ouff, the velocity.. they just fly, work with the instinct. Maybe it’s time the Stanley cup comes back .Say what’s that tee shirt “Lacrosse” to do with Khalifa? It’s a very Old sport from Quebec (from which Hockey came), maybe imported from England.

          • 5thDrawer

            Lacrosse is North American Indian sport … played between villages on fields that long.
            🙂

          • 5thDrawer

            C’est tout. Dormez-vous?

          • Hind Abyad

            Je veux parler de lacrosse demain, je dort…:)

    • Anti ISIS

      Agree with you 100%, Ameera Milan is gorgeous.

  • 5thDrawer

    ““We are probably paying the price of living away from our homeland” …. where the dear daughter could not get a job, feel free to live on her own, or marry who she wanted.

    • AkhouManUki

      Seriously – I like how they try to rationalize their daughter being the world’s most famous pornstar by blaming it on moving to the US. Look at the hundreds of millions of other immigrants in America – do all their kids go for a career in porn?

      • Michaelinlondon1234

        About a fifth of them end up begging on the streets or on food stamps

  • Anti ISIS

    Could not give a shit about her being a porn star, I say good on her. However the use of the hijab I think is to much. There was no need for it. Now ISIS has a new target.

    • 5thDrawer

      Oh well Anti … as an old end-of-era ‘Vaudeviile-song&dance-Strip-show’ affectionado, allow me to say that the more that had to come off before you got to see the tassels, the greater the anticipation. 🙂
      I had to wait 15 years to not see tassels, for god sake…. ;-)))

  • Michaelinlondon1234

    “any form of headwear” Lots of people around the world wear things on their heads, Not just Muslims.

    • Porn is fun

      We all know what she was trying to do by wrapping her head so just stop with the “any form of headwear” lol you are trying to hard. Anyhow I love porn and I don’t find a problem with what she chose to do, but the whole scarf thing… Very uncalled for. Very very disgusting. Coming from a women who wears a hijab out. *_* lol

      • Alex

        lol. *ultra-sarcastic-eyes*

  • Cahewnutty

    Funny how the biggest country to criticize her is also the biggest country to search or download her porn. Don’t point out mistakes in others yet you are guilty with your own mistakes. Hypocrites!