Former porn star Mia Khalifa is one of the most prolific adult entertainers on social media, interacting (and sparring) with fans, rooting for her favorite sports teams, and exposing athletes who slide into her DMs unsolicited.
But apparently Khalifa was recently mistaken for Malala Yousafzai, who won a Nobel Prize as a 17-year-old in 2014 for her advocacy of education for young girls and who just started college. It was the same viral photo that showed Malala walking in skinny jeans. Some thought it might be Khalifa instead.
It was this pic! https://t.co/8112yMci4h— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) October 21, 2017
Now, Khalifa is taking criticism for another photo she shared on Twitter, after she superimposed her face on the Virgin Mary.
When a news outlet mistakes Malala for Mia Khalifa pic.twitter.com/TLNVpQTOU7— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) October 21, 2017
Some of her followers didn’t appreciate the comparison.
Not gonna lie I’m not easily offended but this struck a nerve even if it was a joke I didn’t find it funny— Megaladonis (@darth_jan_dro) October 21, 2017
The controversy doesn’t seem to have affected Khalifa, though. Since posting the Virgin Mary picture on Friday, she’s tweeted about the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball, and her beloved Florida State Seminoles. But perhaps the strangest comment came here when this person toasted Khalifa while denigrating Malala.
Cheers for Mia!!! Respecting the fact that you worked hard to be where you are today instead of Malala who has done nothing…— Torch (@SyedTorch) October 22, 2017
H/T Daily Mail