"If you’re not happy, get the f**k out of there.”
Mia Khalifa has addressed the criticism she has faced after giving marriage advice.
She took to TikTok and claimed marriage was not sacred.
Instead, she encouraged her female followers to leave their partners if they are unhappy.
Describing her own marriage history, Mia said:
“Married at 18. Divorced at 21. Second marriage. Married at 25. Divorced at 28. Third engagement. Engaged at 29. Ended it at 30, but I kept the ring.”
Giving her thoughts, Mia continued:
“We should not be afraid to leave these men. We are not stuck with these people.
“Marriage is not a sanctimonious thing. It is paperwork.
“It is a commitment you make to someone, but if you feel like you’re not getting anything from that commitment and you’re trying, you got to go. You got to go. You have to go.
“I know it’s difficult to fill out paperwork, and to make appointments and to do all of these things, but this is your f*****g life, you want to be stuck with someone?”
While her opinion was met with some praise from fans, many criticised Mia for giving marriage advice.
One critic was American adult film star Brandi Love, who aimed the jibe:
“Mia Khalifa giving marriage advice. RIP 2023.”
Mia has now responded to the backlash in a new TikTok video.
She began the video by revealing that she has received 30,000 death and rape threats.
Mia then defended her opinions on marriage, saying she is “failing to see what’s wrong”.
She said: “I’m failing to see what’s wrong in telling young women – who get married young – that if they are in relationships that are unhealthy and toxic, and make them unhappy, that just because they made a ‘commitment,’ they are not stuck in these relationships.”
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Mia also claimed that the “only people who are mad” at her take are the “men who are the toxic ones in these relationships”.
“[The ones] who are afraid of their women having self-realisations, and exercising free will, and leaving them.”
“Because the only thing holding their relationships together is probably the fact that they made ‘a commitment,’ and their religion and families.”
Towards the end of the video, Mia stated that she wanted to get rid of the idea that “you have to stay in a relationship you committed to”.
She added: “You don’t. If you’re not happy, get the f**k out of there.”