People Jump To The Defense Of Mia Khalifa After Her Comments On Wrestling
Earlier all eyes were on former WWE star Shane Helms, or Hurricane as he is better known, after he savaged Mia Khalifa.
Khalifa, who made a name for herself on the laptop screens of many men across the world, went in on pro-wrestling, calling it "embarrassing" and "not a real sport."
Discussing UFC fighter Ronda Rousey's move to WWE on Youtube show Out of Bounds recently, the 24-year-old former adult film star said: "This is where her career will go to die."
But one of the WWE's biggest fan favourites from the noughties, Gregory 'Hurricane' Helms hit back.
He wrote on Twitter: "I'm not gonna get upset that a porn star doesn't respect Pro Wrestling. She's entitled to her opinion.
"Our bodies take a pounding and well... so does hers."
The comment was obviously meant to be tongue-in-cheek, however, people have jumped to Khalifa's defense, regardless of whether they like wrestling or not.
They've said that it's easy to have a discussion or argument with someone about something, without having to "slut shame" them in some way.
Of course, the adult film star's comments were probably not thought out well, given that the majority of comebacks do write themselves, but the point still remains.
What a fucking idiot. This is the same type of prick who tried to, instead of correcting her points or arguing with grace, tried to slut-shame Mia Khalifa. These twats are the reason male wrestling fans (such as myself) have an image problem- The Rasslin' Jabroni (@rasslinjabroni) December 9, 2017
the way some male wrestling fans have attacked and shamed mia khalifa for her career choice after saying something negative about wrestling is utterly gross. Grow up.
- George (@__darklands) December 9, 2017
I know this may be a little difficult to wrap your mind around, but stay with me for just a second.
It is possible to disagree with Mia Khalifa's opinion WITHOUT slut shaming her.
I promise it's not hard. You do it with dudes shitting on wrestling all the time.
- kate. (@makeitloud) December 8, 2017
Recently another adult star, August Ames, passed away with online abuse thought to be a major reason in her death.
While the cause of her death has not yet been confirmed, according to Hollywood Life, friends close to Ames have claimed that she had been battling depression.
Many slammed her for being homophobic, which she had denied profusely, saying her comments were not meant to be malicious. Ames' final tweet, posted on Tuesday, then simply said: "fuck y'all".
The development of events may as yet still be unclear, but it has forced the world to look at the potential impact of online bullying on social media - particularly within the adult film industry, where everyone's got an opinion.
"Social media is a great way to market yourself," adult performer Ashley Downs told LADbible. "However, it does enable people to speak freely and sometimes negatively, as they hide behind a keyboard."
Ashley has worked in lap-dancing, adult films and web cam work for four years, and while she says she would never quit the industry because of bullying, it's not been easy.
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