Former adult film star Mia Khalifa has been removed from her advisory role at Red Light Holland, a Canadian mushroom producer. This decision came as a result of her tweets concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict, which escalated on September 8 when more than 50 Hamas terrorists from Palestine infiltrated Israel.
The row started when Khalifa took to microblogging site, X, and wrote regarding the videos coming from Israel. She tweeted “Can someone please tell the freedom fighters in Palestine to flip their phones and film horizontal.”
Reacting to her comments, Todd Shapiro, CEO of the company, mentioned that she was fired for her “disgusting remarks”.
He wrote, “This is such a horrendous tweet @miakhalifa. Consider yourself fired effective immediately. Simply disgusting. Beyond disgusting. Please evolve and become a better human being. The fact you are condoning death, rape, beatings, and hostage-taking is truly gross. No words can explain your ignorance. We need humans to come together, especially in the face of tragedy. I pray for you to become a better person. However, it clearly seems like it’s too late for you.”
The Lebanese celebrity has previously expressed her strong support for Palestine. In response to the CEO, she promptly labelled him as a ‘Zionist’ and remarked, “I’d say supporting Palestine has lost me business opportunities, but I’m more angry at myself for not checking whether or not I was entering into business with Zionists. My bad.”
She also tweeted, “I just wanna make sure there’s 4k footage of my people breaking down the walls of the open-air prison they’ve been forced out of their homes and into so we have good options for the history books that write about how they freed themselves from apartheid. Please worry about your sad little company lacking direction and purpose before you utter my name again. I stand with all people fighting oppression, now and always, do your research before begging for my investment in your little project, I’m from LEBANON, are you insane for expecting me to be on the side of colonialism you fucking weird.”