Mia Khalifa is no new name for the adult movie industry, and how popular she was when she used to do porn back in the days. But it looks like her legacy has been taken wrongfully and people are bullying a minor for just looking like her. Let us get into it.
On 25th June, a TikTok user, under the name @ore0_mlkshake posted a video where she said how she was compared to the former adult star, Mia Khalifa, just at the age of 13, in a meme-like video format. She is seen sitting in the car and explaining her experience, with the song “Cigarette Daydreams” by Cage The Elephant, in the background.
She writes, “No, I can’t wear my glasses because the HS boys keep saying I look like Mia K with them and it makes me uncomfortable”, with the next line as another person, saying “You were only 13”.
The video blew up and it currently holds over 10 Million views on the platform, and somehow has reached Khalifa, who is also very active there. Khalifa dueted that video laying down, covering half her face with a blanket, and crying. She writes, “I’m so sorry. I don’t wear them anymore for this reason.”
Oreo_mlkshake posted another video, replying to a comment by @sychicstober on her previous video that reads, “Bro y’all really this sensitive? This is Trauma for y’all? God this generation is depressing.”
She replies saying, “The funny thing is, anytime I bring up the fact that I started being compared to Mia Khalifa at 13 years old and how it made me uncomfortable and it made me feel sexualized. Always men and boys that try to convince me and try to tell me that I’m being too dramatic, that it was just a joke, it’s not a big deal. Those dumb play it and they don’t play my emotions towards it”.
she continues saying, “Every time that I try to explain to them that sexualizing a young person is not okay and it’s damaging to that person and also to the person that is being allowed to do it, how it feed into pedophilia in our society.
They don’t care! You know what, I don’t care that they don’t care anymore because it is not my job or my responsibility to educate them. It was your parent’s job to educate you on being a decent human being, and clearly, they failed.
So without further ado, this video isn’t actually for you. This video is for all my young people online right now.”
Sharing her frustration she says, “Hi, listen if you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe due to the way somebody is looking at you, approaching you, or talking about you or your body, you’re being sexualized and you have to voice it out. Tell somebody you trust, tell somebody you love, tell somebody that is in charge and can help you out with that.
And do not let anybody tell you that you’re being dramatic, that it’s not a big deal, that’s just a joke because if you feel uncomfortable, it’s for a reason, and that kind of behavior is not normal, it is very inappropriate and it’s dangerous.
I’m aware that the 10th grader comparing me and calling me Mia Khalifa at 13 years old was just joking, but these kinds of jokes are predecessors to people actually taking action due to these facts because they started off as jokes, but I’ve been followed, I’ve had people take pictures of me without my consent, and I’ve had people approach me and harass and demand my number because according to them, I look like their favorite porn star.
Because at 13 years old, listening and watching what boys said they would do to her body, and then having them call me by her name was severely uncomfortable and severely inappropriate, and I should have brought it to somebody’s attention. But I didn’t, so that’s why I’m trying to tell you right now that you should .”
Later she posted a follow-up video to the previous one and said not to derive the conversation that she was trying to have. She says, “I kept questioning what a follow up video to my Mia Khalifa video would even look like because I kept getting really emotional, and I also kept using hate comments to start them off and if there’s anything that I learned for being an outspoken woman is that you’re gonna get a lot of hate comments and nobody is gonna listen to you if you get overly emotional. But the thing is I saw a lot of women ‘specifically’ completely missing the point of the video, and considering that I made this video catered specifically to women, I feel the need to reiterate it.”
Further continuing, “The video was not meant to critique Mia Khalifa. That was not the point. The video was not to debate whether or not I look like her, whether or not I thought I looked like her, or whether I wanted to look like her because a lot of people said that I wanted to look like her, that I wished to look like her.
I need to remind you, I was referring to myself when I’m 13 years old. At 13 years old, I did not want to look like her. Point blank period!!! I’m talking about a time where I stopped using my glasses to avoid sexual comments and a comparison to a sex icon from older guys.
That’s it, the point of the video was to talk about sexualizing a minor, sexualizing a young person and how it’s wrong because I’m sorry but if you look at a 13-year-old with glasses or not, and you think of a porn star, that’s weird and that’s gross, and I’m tired of people masking it as a joke because it’s not a joke.
It’s a very serious concept, and that is a conversation I was trying to have. I was trying to have a conversation about sexualizing minors. So I’m hoping that this gets more attention than those comments because I don’t want those comments to derive from this conversation that needs to be held, and it does hurt me that Mia Khalifa got hurt by my video because I should have been more clear about the fact that I was not criticizing her, and it especially hurts me that she feels responsible because so many women in the situation feel guilty and feel responsible for men’s actions, and men’s shortcomings, and men’s sexualizing us, and that’s not okay either.
It is not her fault. I’ve already reached out to her and let her know that I had no remorse towards her, and I know it’s not my fault, and to be honest, I don’t even think it was the older boys fault because at the end of the day they weren’t taught to sexualize young girls, and that’s what I’m trying to talk about too.
I am trying to talk and teach about not sexualizing young people and catching when we are sexualizing young people because at the end of the day we all do it. We all do it. I hope this makes sense but yeah that was what my video is about. Thanks.”
The victim posted another video where she says that she can take the hate comments and all the racial slurs, but it hurts her feelings when she gets DMs telling her to kill herself or get raped. She pleads to be kind with our words, and to be kind on the internet.
It is anyhow not acceptable to sexualize a minor and call them with the names of pornstars and tell them all the inappropriate things. We are surprised by what the world has come to, and how openly the porn industry has been exposed to minors and how it is affecting them.
It is time for us to educate our children and other people out there about what is right and what is wrong.