Fox News - Former porn star Mia Khalifa stunned social media on Thursday morning when she offered her thoughts on marriage, insisting it’s "not a sanctimonious thing" and simply "paperwork" while encouraging women to leave their men. ...
Khalifa ... has pivoted to a career as a social media influencer. She offered her thoughts on marriage, comparing herself to NFL great Tom Brady, who won seven Super Bowl rings during his career.
"I am Tom Brady at this game. Married at 18. Divorced at 21. Second marriage. Married at 25. Divorced at 28. Third engagement. Engaged at 29. Ended it at 30, but I kept the ring. I’m still keeping Tom Brady on his toes," Khalifa said. ...
"We should not be afraid to leave these men. We are not stuck with these people. Marriage is not a sanctimonious thing. It is paperwork. It is a commitment you make to someone, but if you feel like you’re not getting anything from that commitment and you’re trying, you got to go. You got to go. You have to go," she continued. "I know it’s difficult to fill out paperwork, and to make appointments and to do all of these things, but this your f-----g life, you want to be stuck with someone?"
To be clear, I'm not here to mince words with Mia Khalifa. She's onto the second phase of her professional journey. She's got 27.7 million followers on Instagram, which is a fair indication she's putting the "influence" into "influencer" thanks to her top notch content.
I will quibble with Khalifa comparing herself to Tom Brady, just because I get a little triggered any time anyone gets compared to him. It's my Pavolian response. Whether we're talking about Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers or an actress who appeared in A Star is Porn, Three Bimbos Outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Watersports, and Everyone, Every Hole, All at Once. I mean, is she claiming she is the GOAT of her former industry? Because I'm sure millions of old school Jenna Jameson fans would like to have a word with her. Or is she saying what Tom Brady was to football, she is to relationship advice? Because if that's the case, the entire Twitter/X-osphere is raising a point of order.
Apparently when you try to help women navigate their way through the tricky waters of dating and romance, the best attention grabber isn't starting your Ted Talk by listing your two failed marriages and broken engagement. In fact, it tends to invalidate everything that comes after to most people. And some of their reactions are truly unnecessarily cruel and harsh:
That is just a tiny sample. The snowflake at the tip of the iceberg of the social media hostility Mia is getting today. But more than enough to make the point.
Personally, I don't think that just because someone performed scenes of physical intimacy on film with many, many, many, many, many people for a living disqualifies them from dispensing advice on romance. Nor does going 0-for-3 in your career when it comes to engagements. As a matter of fact, these experiences might make her an expert in the field. In the same way that the best coaches tend to be the ones whose careers didn't pan out. Because they know what it's like to struggle and have push through the slumps.
I mean, you're better off hearing from someone with Mia Khalifa's career stats than say, me, who's coming up on 30 years of marriage. The back of her baseball card offers a lot more insight than some dope who's been getting along just fine with the same woman for three decades. Just because thousands of her relationships lasted somewhere between 5-to-10 minutes doesn't mean she didn't learn anything from each and every one them.
So ease up on the hostility there, internet. Where you see just an ex-porn queen and engagement ring collector who can't keep a lifelong commitment going more than three years, I just see someone who's a little jaded, yes. But also trying to help her sisters in what sounds like a really difficult time to be dating by sharing her world of knowledge and experience.
Just leave Mia alone!
[*I don't think Mia Khalifa was in these movies or that they even exist. I just have a gift for porn parody puns and find any excuse I can to share it.]