Mia Khalifa Releases Official Statement After HIV Rumours

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Mia Khalifa has responded to rumours that she is HIV positive in an official statement, after they escalated until she was trending worldwide on Twitter.

As with an alarming number of stories these days, this one started with a fake news article. It accused Mia Khalifa of having the serious human immunodeficiency virus. The article reportedly fabricated a conversation with the ex-adult performer about sexually transmitted diseases which then went viral – no pun intended.

Mia responded using a comically-intended however misguided It’s Always Sunny reference:

The stills are taken from an episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – the cult dark comedy – in which Danny DeVito’s character claimed he has AIDS to skip the line at a water park.

Despite being victimised by fake news which could inevitably damage the reputation of the former porn star – and displaying a (grim) sense of humour in the face of this trauma – people were understandable angry at the mockery of HIV.

After causing the Twittersphere to shout and scream, the American-Lebanese sports commentator decided to release an official statement via Total Frat Move – who else? – to clear things up.

The statement explains the rumours are not from a credible source, saying:

The site that posted this incredibly fake ‘interview’ with me is less credible than those ads on porn sites for hot girls in your area who are dying to meet you.

I’m not sure what they have to gain from this bullshit other than publicity, but they definitely got that.

I wasn’t even going to make a statement acknowledging this trash, but because it has gotten so much exposure, it feels necessary.

‪Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals ?‬

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Mia – a woman who is no stranger to death threats – recalled how the rumour ‘hurt’, adding:

I don’t usually let mean-spirited things about me on the internet get under my skin. That’s a skill I’ve had to develop over time.

But I’d be lying if I said this didn’t hurt me. It has gotten to the point where people who are actually close to me started texting and asking if this shit was true – and that’s what hurts the most.

I’ve gotten used to being bashed, but a person can only take so much.

Mooooood ???

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Finally, once and for all, dismissing the rumours, she wrote:

In case it isn’t clear already: no, I am not HIV positive.

I get laid way less often than you’d think. The closest thing to intimacy in my life right now is when my roommate is washing her sheets and sleeps in my bed with me.

BFF goals.

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She’s fired back by showing those who wished a terminal illness upon her that using comedy as a defence mechanism – no matter how distasteful the joke – is sometimes a last resort in the face of keyboard warriors and vicious Internet rumours.

Think before you type, folks.


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