As she continues to solidify her status as one of the newcomers in the fashion industry, Mia Khalifa has discussed how she handles critics on social media. Mia Khalifa Responds to Internet Trolls Violently.
This year, the former adult film actress was spotted in the front row of several high-profile fashion week presentations in Paris, London, and Milan, including those hosted by Diesel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, and Moschino.
Khalifa was interviewed for a recently published article in Vogue India, where she discussed how she became a fixture on the scene and charmed the gatekeepers of the infamously elitist fashion industry, further solidifying her transition to fashion icon status.
She closed the September runway show for the spring/summer 2024 collection by KNWLS in a manner that provoked criticism from her detractors.
Khalifa responded to those who disapproved of her attendance at the show by quoting Chris Brown’s 2011 hit “Look at Me Now” and telling Vogue India, “Girl, how can you hate from outside the club when you can’t even get in?”
Khalifa responded to a publication inquiry regarding her approach to online trolls by stating, “Adversity develops character.” I assure myself that I have endured much worse. It is primarily a mental phenomenon. The components that are not utilized in the production of beta blockers.
“I proceed with composure,” she further stated. “Life doesn’t get hard when it’s about to get easier; it gets hard when things are changing for the better.”
Khalifa utilized X, previously Twitter, to distribute a hyperlink to the Vogue India article and accompanying photoshoot earlier this week.
“THANK YOU @VOGUEIndia for talking to me about how difficult it is to break into such a gatekept industry like fashion as a brown girl with a scarlet letter,” she wrote, adding that for the photo session, she was “styled by me, at home, with no glam.”
Khalifa reposted several encouraging remarks she had received, one of which was from July, and read: “Mia Khalifa has demonstrated an extraordinary variety of styles and never misses a beat. Her understanding of fashion and personal decorating endeavors are both remarkable. “Her red carpet debut is still a ways off, so she is well on her way to becoming a fashion icon.”
The same X user responded to that post on Thursday: “Ate my remarks within a single season. Sheytan, Schiaparelli, Cartier, and [Khalifa’s jewelry brand] were featured in an Instagram post for Vogue India. Gratitude be to the fashionista.”
Khalifa replied, “I love you, thank you,” while displaying a weeping emoji. “This is my dream life!!!!!”
Khalifa, who is not well-known in the fashion industry, was recently involved in a contentious situation related to the Israel-Hamas conflict. Khalifa, who was born in Lebanon and authored a post on X several weeks ago, criticized Palestinian “freedom fighters” in a message days following the October 7 Hamas assaults on southern Israel, which resulted in over 200 abductions and hundreds of fatalities. Khalifa lost business contracts as a consequence.
In an October 9 follow-up statement, Khalifa, a longtime advocate for Palestinian causes, attempted to elucidate her remark in response to a barrage of criticism.
She stated in a since-deleted post, “I just want to make it clear that this statement in no way, shape, or form is [inciting] the spread of violence.” “I specifically said freedom fighters because that’s what the Palestinian citizens are… fighting for freedom daily.”
Playboy was among the two corporations that promptly severed all connections with Khalifa. Additionally, she was terminated publicly from her position as an advisor at Red Light Holland, a manufacturer and distributor of magic mushrooms.
In October, when she was defending herself, Khalifa stated: “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.”
The backlash included the recent publication of a hip-hop song that demanded the assassination of Khalifa. According to the Times of Israel, the track is titled “Charbu Darbu,” which translates to “swords and strikes” in Syrian Arabic. The publication states that the phrase “raining hell” on an adversary is known in Hebrew slang. The composition was composed by the duo Ness Ve Stilla, consisting of Nesia Levy and Dor Soroker.