Mia Khalifa, a former porn star, stirred controversy after vehemently endorsing Hamas following its unexpected attack on Israel. She even exhorted terrorists to “flip their phones and film” their incursion into Israel “horizontal.”
The adult entertainer-turned-OnlyFans celebrity, who has long referred to Israel as an apartheid state, attracted criticism after sending out a string of divisive tweets following Saturday’s unexpected attack, which left at least 800 Israelis dead.
“If you can look at the situation in Palestine and not be on the side of Palestinians, then you are on the wrong side of apartheid, and history will show that in Time,” Khalifa wrote on X on Saturday.
In a separate post on X, Khalifa called a photo of Hamas terrorists a “Renaissance painting.”
She drew additional criticism after writing, “Can someone please tell the freedom fighters in Palestine to flip their phones and film horizontal.”
She also criticized Kylie Jenner for posting a since-deleted message in support of Israel to her Instagram account, writing, “If true journalism exists, the next person to talk to Kylie Jenner will ask for her opinion on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and not break eye contact until she can string one coherent sentence together since she wants to take a stance to her 400M followers so badly.”
Can someone please tell the freedom fighters in Palestine to flip their phones and film horizontal
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) October 7, 2023
Since Saturday, Khalifa has reposted numerous posts to her 5 million followers X in defense of the war.
One statement, reposted to her account from influencer Kelbin, noted that the attacks are “what oppressed fighting the oppressor looks like.”
Khalifa, who was expelled from her native Lebanon, has a spectacular but unprofitable year in the adult industry in 2014.
The adult actress also gained notoriety for saying that she had lately received death threats from ISIS because of a clip she filmed while wearing a headscarf.