Former porn legend Mia Khalifa claims selling explicit content on OnlyFans is better than "selling your body to the government" by joining the military.
It might sound like oranges–to-apples comparison, but Khalifa had plenty to say about it during a recent interview with the late-night talk show, Ziwe.
Khalifa appeared on the show earlier this month, but her one response has racked up over 2 million views over the last few days while sparking many online discussions.
In the segment, which has gained more than 280,000 likes on TikTok, the host, Ziwe Fumudoh, said:
"So we have OnlyFans, and then we have the sex work industry, and then we have like actors.
"Is there a difference between these industries, or are we all fundamentally selling our bodies in some way?"
It's a thought-provoking topic, one that has been broached many times.
But Khalifa reframed the question, insinuating that if we look at certain acts as "selling our [bodies]," the scope needs to be broadened.
"Honestly, I think that selling your body, like if we are going by that definition, being in the Army is worse than being on OnlyFans. You're selling your body to the government."
Her statement caused the host to reply:
Many users on the social media platform commented to share their sentiments on Khalifa's argument, with some agreeing with her view.
One TikTok user wrote:
"I mean… where's the lie?"
Another user stated:
"The number of people who only join the military for the benefits coupled with the amount the gov spends, it was never about protecting your country."
Others disagreed with Khalifa's take, writing:
"Service to our country is NOT shameful."
While another wrote:
"At least in the army, you do something [for] society."
Khalifa's "army argument" might seem like a weird flex, but she has had experience with the military in her past.
The Lebanese-born, American-raised social media influencer went to Massanutten Military Academy as a teen.
She later joined the porn industry, becoming one of the most-searched pornstars, despite spending only "3 months" in the industry in 2014-2015.
Khalifa has since become an OnlyFans model and an outspoken influencer on her social media platforms.
While OnlyFans is mainly used to share explicit content, Khalifa's profile says that hers is "Safe for work, but spicy."
In her OnlyFans debut, she said:
"I am finally growing into my self-confidence in who I am and the decisions I make for me, and this is my way of being myself outside the perimeters of conventional social media.
"Even though I will not be creating nude content, I am going to be treating this page like my Instagram without [the] terms of service."
"I want to take my power back and just post what I want and what makes me feel good, and I'm just so thankful that y'all are along for this wild ride."
According to the International Business Times, she's one of the highest-earning content creators on OnlyFans.
She revealed last month that she earns around $10,000 per day on OnlyFans, compared to the $12,000 she made in three months while working in the porn industry.