Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa wants to move on with her life. Why won’t we let her? | Michael Segalov

Most people watch X-rated internet content, so it’s pure hypocrisy to judge those who have worked in the industry

It’s hard to get a clear picture of how many adults are watching porn on the internet. A study by the Observer back in 2014 suggested 56% of us had done so; in 2018, American researchers found 73% of women and 98% of men had done so in the last six months. I would put money on the real numbers being even higher. That’s what makes listening to social media personality Mia Khalifa talk about her struggle to move on from her time in the porn industry so uncomfortable.

Speaking in an interview published on YouTube, the 26-year-old opens up about how appearing in porn over a period of just three months in 2015 continues to affect her life today. “People think I’m racking in millions from porn. Completely untrue,” she tweeted, alongside a clip of the video. “I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry and never saw a penny again after that. Difficulty finding a normal job after quitting porn was … scary.”

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Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa wants to move on with her life. Why won’t we let her? | Michael Segalov