Not everyone may be familiar with the name Mia Khalifa, but for those that watch adult films, she is quite popular and was once one of the most sought after porn stars in the world. In a new interview, the ex-porn star reveals why she stopped acting adult films.
She had an interview with Lance Armstrong, who was also a renowned cycling super star that got banned for long-term doping, and got stripped of seven Tour de France titles. Well he currently run a Podcast and he is gaining more popularity with that.
Mia Khalifa however opened up to him saying porn career had to come to an end when she began to receive death threats, and not just from regular people, she got them from ISIS. The Lebanese-American concluded it was time to move on.
In one of the video she acted in, she was spotted wearing a hijab while performing her duties. This angered the terrorist group and they reached to her through social media, and issued some chilling death threats at her.
Mia explains to Armstrong:
“They photoshopped a picture of me being beheaded and threatened that that would happen to me,”
She further revealed that she had to be strong, not to show weakness,
“Because you can’t show weakness. That’s exactly what [ISIS is] looking for. I really try and just make it look like it rolls off, but I’ll admit, it gets to you after a while.”
Mia was featured on Lance Armstrong’s podcast that he describes as “how we fuck up in life — either we fuck up ourselves or life fucks us up — and then we figure out a way to establish a base and move forward.”
Shocking enough, her porn career only lasted for about three months. It all started when someone approached her at Fuddruckers in Miami. She had just done her boob job and she felt it would be an avenue to make more money, she said to Armstrong.
“I thought about it for two weeks and made the mistake of saying yes and going in. As soon as I started to gain popularity, that’s when I was like, ‘Get the fuck out of this’ … this was not what I was trying to do whatsoever,” she revealed.
“I just wanted to let loose and rebel a little bit. It didn’t validate me. Nothing like that ever does. That’s not what you should be doing to try and build your self-esteem.”
She also tried to explain her motive for doing it, she was trying to rebel and let loose, and then she hit fame, but she came out of it pretty quickly too, thanks to the death threats from ISIS.