Lebanese-American former porn star Mia Khalifa is facing backlash for posting a picture of herself with her face imposed on an image of the Virgin Mary. Her caption said “When a news outlet mistakes Malala for Mia Khalifa.”
She was jokingly referring to last week when some people mistook Pakistani political activist Malala Yousafzai for Khalifa. It was a snap of the Yousafzai from her first weeks on the Oxford campus. She looked lovely in skinny jeans, ankle boots, a bomber jacket, square glasses and a scarf loosely covering her hair as she usually does. Sadly the activist was trolled by some Muslims who were offended by Yousafzai’s modern outfit.
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Khalifa, however, is facing a ton of backlash on social media for the post with comments like “I hope you rot in hell,” “Hell is waiting for you,” “kill her now,” and calling her a “disgrace.” One follower wrote, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Many Christian followers were angered by the post, too. One wrote “This is vile and very offensive, if you were truly brave you would dress up as Mohammad but you won’t. You’ll never come close to the beauty and grace of Mother Mary and you know it, that’s why the best you can do is put your face on her image. Eternity is a long time to pay for stupidity.”
Another commenter wrote “So disrespectful. Distasteful. And blasphemous!!!! You may not know what you’re doing. May God have MERCY on your soul….the day of judgment comes for us all. 😢🙏🏼🔥🔥🔥🔥”
Though there was a lot of hate on the image, there were a few people who supported the former adult entertainment star. “I don’t think this post is funny but at least it reminds us all of how ‘peaceful’ religious people are if you somehow disrespect their glorified fairy tales.”
Another supporter wrote, “Lol don’t get all the religious people getting offended – if you’re religious why tf u following Mia Khalifa 😂”
People are even calling for Khalifa’s account to be taken down. However, it doesn’t look like Khalifa is bothered by the hate. Life goes on for this star. Khalifa is currently co-hosting Complex’s “Out of Bounds” sports show. You can catch her on the show along with Adam Caparell, Gilbert Arenas and Pierce Simpson on the Complex YouTube channel.