It appears that the name of Mia Khalifa, a popular ex-porn actress of Lebanese descent, is once again causing a stir on social media due to a certain TV broadcast.
The ruckus started when some netizens took note of a joke about girls who make TikTok videos, made by a comedian named Wissam Saad and aired on Lebanese television.
As one social media user explained, the joke in question involved the comedian describing the aforementioned girls as "little Mia Khalifas" and that "he'd rape them".
This guy basically said he gets so horny after watching girls on TikTok that he wouldn't be able to control himself and would rape them. This was aired on one of Lebanon's main TV stations @ALJADEEDNEWS, as 'comedy'.— #FlattenTheCurve (@joeyayoub) April 3, 2020
"This guy basically said he gets so horny after watching girls on TikTok that he wouldn't be able to control himself and would rape them", the concerned netizen complained, adding that the content in question was aired as "comedy".
A number of social media users have also taken offense with the joke, voicing their condemnation of it online.
Some people are totally despicable, and this fanatic presenter is one of those people.— Cogita Tibi (@CogitaTuti) April 4, 2020
He said “quarantine woke up your inner little Mia khalifa”. About girls who are doing maybe “unsuitable” tik tok videos so he’s saying not to blame men working in grocery stores If they raped them while buying sugar. He’s an asshat— Zeinab Wehbé (@zeinabkwehbe) April 4, 2020
Sick bastard, Mia.— Doug McKenzie (@Maddog7892) April 4, 2020
Disgusting!!! More so than parents and families watch this repulsive show, boys/young men watch and will think this behavior is okay! @WissamSaad81 Allah yi2rfak!!!!— ووندر وومن (@arabknight_) April 3, 2020
And it seems that this situation did not escape the attention of Mia Khalifa herself.
Google translate, his words: "The stone is for the little Mia Khalifas, your gaskets. the sugar is on you, the jars are booked with two stones in hell and the cucumbers are put in the cave." @HayatMirshad: “Disgusting justification for rape of girls under the pretext of humor.” https://t.co/QJNAmjH6zN— Mia K. 🇱🇧 (@miakhalifa) April 4, 2020
Having managed to become quite famous during her brief career as a porn film actress, Mia Khalifa remains one of the most searched-for actresses on Pornhub.
Her stint in the adult entertainment industry, however, also gained her a fair share of notoriety among the more conservative public in the Middle East, and made her a target for death threats, which apparently led to her eventual career change.