Mia Khalifa is a Lebanese-American media personality who has certainly made a name for herself in the adult industry. The retired adult actress has stunned fans this week by revealing her jaw-dropping generosity with a massive charitable donation.
A total of £8.3k was given by Khalifa to the Lebanese Red Cross on the second anniversary of the Beirut port blast which killed at least 218 people.
The star shared her donation on her social media and captioned evidence on Twitter, saying: “Cheers to happier times, past and future #Lebanon, I love you.”
Mia was born in Lebanon but lives in the US where she has worked as webcam model and a pornographic actress before moving onto sports TV presenting. After gaining a legion of fans as the most viewed performer on Pornhub within her first two months, Mia has gone on to build a huge social media following.
Not one to shy away from controversy, the starlet has been met with much criticism in the Middle East.
Turning the criticism around, Mia has used her celebrity platform to raise awareness to major issues such as the violence against Palestinians and Lebanon’s history and culture.
“At its core, the Lebanese just want to love, eat, dance, and die peacefully on our beautiful land and be buried into the soil that grows these magical grapes,” she wrote on her Instagram page on Thursday.
She continued: “Before the civil war, before the Beirut blast, before the economic destruction, before air raids, before the heartache and mass emigration.”
Khalifa also previously donated $20,000 to the Lebanese Red Cross last January as she thanked them for their aid efforts following the port explosion.
On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the Port of Beirut in the capital city of Lebanon exploded.
The fire triggered one of history’s largest nonnuclear explosions causing at least 218 deaths.
Activists around the world mourned the anniversary of the tragic blast which in a cruel twist of fate saw a large section of the city’s giant grain silos collapsing in a huge plume of grey smoke on Thursday.
The northern block of the silos, consisting of four towers, had been slowly tilting for days before it collapsed in front of live television cameras, causing a massive cloud of dust to be produced.
The collapse was triggered by a weeks-long fire, caused by remnants of grains left over from the 2020 explosion that started fermenting and ignited in the summer heat last month.