PornHub’s Most Popular Porn Star, Mia Khalifa, Is Also Its Most Controversial – HOT VIDEO!

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01.06.15 106 Comments

The most popular woman on PornHub isn’t Lisa Ann, or Asa Akira, or Kim Kardashian (I’m sure there are SOME people out there who still watch her sex tape regularly) — it’s 21-year-old Mia Khalifa, the Lebanon-born porn star who moved to the U.S. when she was a teenager.

She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso as a history major before realizing there’s probably more money (read: any money) to be found in having sex with people on camera. But her ascending fame isn’t going over well in Lebanon, where she’s a “national controversy.”

By her own admission, Khalifa isn’t very interested in Lebanese politics. “I don’t want us to be bullied by Syria or Israel, but I’m pretty indifferent towards it,” she said in an interview with Newsweek. But she isn’t shy about repping her Lebanese heritage on social media, either. On her left arm is a tattoo of the opening lines of Lebanese national anthem: كلنـا للوطـن للعـلى للعـلم (translation: All of us! For our Country, for our Flag and Glory!). On her right wrist is a tattoo of the Lebanese Forces Cross, the symbol of a Lebanese conservative Christian political party opposed to the Syrian Bashar Assad regime. Her father is a Lebanese Forces supporter, she says. She got the cross on her wrist two years ago, after the October 2012 Beirut bombing, in support of her father, “to show him, ‘I’m on your side.'”

Both tattoos have generated controversy in Lebanon. Critics say she’s shaming her country by appearing in porn with the Lebanese national anthem tattooed on her body, she says. “They’re embarrassed I’m ‘claiming’ them—as if I had a choice. I was born there.” (Via)

Khalifa’s parents aren’t speaking to her because they’re “extremely strict, overbearing, and very conservative…they assimilated to American culture by latching on to the Republican party.”

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