Mia Khalifa has begged women not to work in the adult film industry.
The former adult star, 29, has established herself as one of the biggest performers in the industry over the past decade, despite only performing for three months.
Although she had a short career in the business, she’s managed to amass a loyal following with more than 27.6 million Instagram followers and a staggering 36.7 million TikTok fans.
Despite the fame she’s found from working as an adult star, Khalifa is now warning any woman who wants to consider it a career path.
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Khalifa only appeared in 11 videos during that three-month period, however, it helped establish her as one of the industry’s biggest stars in the world at that point.
Despite her reputation, she was shockingly only paid $12,000 for her work.
Her experiences in the industry have led Khalifa to urge other women to not work in the business.
In a TikTok post from 2020, Khalifa shared a video of herself looking unenthusiastic and dejected.
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The video featured the caption: “That hourly dissociative attack from remembering hundreds of millions of people’s only impression of you is solely based on the lowest, most toxic, most uncharacteristic three months of your life when you were 21.”
She elaborated on this in an Instagram story at the time, which said: “Those 11 videos will haunt me until I die, and I don’t want another girl to go through that – because no one should.
”Long story short: don’t do p***. And if you do, don’t do it with a company. Do it for yourself, on your own terms.
“And if you consume p***, make sure it’s ethical and not from giant corporations who profit off exploiting women.
“Like your groceries, shop local and direct from the creators.”
Khalifa has never been shy about expressing her opinions on the working conditions in the adult film industry, which she described as the ‘worst time’ in her life.
Appearing on Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast, High Low with EmRata, she explained that she wants there to be changes to ensure it becomes a safer working environment, such as a higher legal age.
Khalifa explained: “I feel like the age should be raised for a production company to own your rights to 21, at least.
“If you wanna enter the s** work industry, by all means, do it after 18.
“That’s the legal age, that’s never gonna be fought.”
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She continued: “You have to be really realistic about the safety and ethics around s** work because it’s the oldest profession in the entire world. The oldest profession, it’s never going away.
“The more you tighten restrictions on it, the more people will find a way around it, and that could be said for anything – the prohibition era exists for a reason.”
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Khalifa isn’t the first adult star to speak out about the terrible working conditions in the adult film industry.
Lana Rhoades has claimed that adult movies are 100% fake and that its stars are treated like ‘circus acts’.
Meanwhile, Angela White has said men in the industry are treated like ‘champions’ while women are often ‘s***-shamed’.
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