Former adult star Mia Khalifa was invited to speak at Oxford University last week. The invitation sparked criticism from certain groups who deemed her inappropriate for delivering a lecture at the prestigious institute.
The naysayers said that Khalifa does not have a strong academic background and even lacks public speaking skills hence she cannot offer valuable experiences for the guidance of the students. Instead, people with strong educational and professional backgrounds from different fields should be invited who can offer valuable career guidance and suggestions to students at a prestigious institute like Oxford University.
Some welcomed the decision and argued that she is a role model for the young generation hence she should be allowed to communicate with the students.
In her lecture, Mia Khalifa talked about the consequences of working and joining the adult industry. Khalifa has now left the industry and is currently working as a sports commentator. She received appreciation for being courageous enough to open up and speak about her experiences.
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Thank you to the @OxfordStudents for inviting me to speak on something so important to me. I’m humbled by the history of the institution and the previous speakers at the Union, this is forever a core memory and something I can’t wait to show my future kids their mom did pic.twitter.com/B7BTzKdbZw
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) May 4, 2023
Later on, taking to social media, Mia Khalifa penned down her experience of delivering a lecture at Oxford University.
“Thank you to the @OxfordStudents for inviting me to speak on something so important to me. I’m humbled by the history of the institution and the previous speakers at the Union, this is forever a core memory and something I can’t wait to show my future kids their mom did,” said Mia Khalifa in her tweet.
In another post on Instagram, she said, “Thank you so much to the @theoxfordunion for the opportunity to speak at such a historic building and organization. I’m humbled and inspired by your passion to instill genuine change in the world and for curating such a diverse list of speakers at your union,” said Khalifa.
“What you do is incredible and important and I’m honored to have been on your floor. The imposter syndrome was REAL even though I was there to talk about boundaries and confidence and my life experiences, for which you can judge all you want, but I’m at Oxford for what I’ve done with my life since then,” she said while concluding her note of gratitude on Instagram.