Pornstar Mia Khalifa told Lance Armstrong she 'quit porn' after 'threat from ISIS'

File photo of pornstar Mia Khalifa. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team USA Mar 01, 2018, 02.06 PM (IST)

Popular pornstar Mia Khalifa who was one of the highest performing porn actresses for porn site PornHub has now revealed that she quit the adult industry because of death threats from ISIS. 

In an interview with former cyclist Lance Armstrong on his podcast The New Forward, she narrated how "it all started to spiral out of control when the death threats from ISIS started coming in." 

She said, "That's when I stepped away."

When asked what prompted her to join the industry, Khalifa said, "Looking back on it, I don’t know what I was thinking... I was 21 and dumb. As soon as I started to gain popularity, that’s when I was like, ‘Get the f--k out of this.’ This was not what I was trying to do whatsoever."

She added: "I just wanted to let loose and rebel a little bit. It didn’t validate me." 

While she was in the industry, many were offended by Khalifa’s sex scenes, where she would often engage in the acts while wearing a hijab, the traditional head covering of Muslims. 

In the interview, the 25-year-old Lebanon-born actress insisted that her decision to create porn was a “mistake”, and one she regrets because of how difficult it is for her to shed the former image. She now works as a sports show host, and she told Armstrong about the difficulty with searching her name and almost every article labelling her as a porn star while also adding things in a negative light.