Mia Khalifa – perhaps unwittingly – has courted controversy with unique aplomb. The 26-year-old, who once held the title for being the most searched-for performer on PornHub, quickly become a contentious figure in the Middle East after videos of her performing sexual acts wearing the hijab were broadcast online. The BangBros clip sparked the most outrage in her home country, Lebanon, where certain sectors claimed she had brought disgrace upon the nation, and insulted Islam to boot.
Khalifa, however, has always been outspoken in her defence. She claims that she has been made a scapegoat for internet censorship in certain Islamic countries, and has closely aligned herself with the feminist movement – which strives for female sexual autonomy.
Now, the erstwhile adult performer has opened up about that infamous hijab sex scene in an interview with BBC HARDtalk‘s Stephen Sackur, where she revealed that she had no choice but to do the scene, even though she was opposed to it.
Watch Mia Khalifa discuss her former porn career:
After quitting the adult entertainment industry, Khalifa went onto work as a paralegal and bookkeeper, but in recent years she has become more of a social media personality, thanks to her work as a sports commentator.
Khalfia’s segment will air on BBC News TV on Monday, and will also be able to stream online.