My grandma used to repeat an old Lebanese popular saying which is translated to English this way: “God cursed the ants by giving them wings”. We all saw those ants with wings that bother us in the summer time. This saying meant that what looks sometimes as a blessing might be the worst curse for people.

Mia Khalifeh is a Lebanese born young lady who lives in Miami Florida, a university student who became the talk of the town, even the whole country and the Lebanese diaspora all over the world. Her face is average looking, but she has a very sexy body.

Her body curves are so big and seducing, that we might think that this is what attracted some producers to hire her for this flourishing “career” she is so loudly bragging about.

All this is her own business so far, we are not here to judge her. Many of the Lebanese defended her by saying that she is be free to do what she wants with her body. In fact, she might be “Free”. 

What is annoying is the boundaries and limits she crossed. Those boundaries concern the fact that she is insisting to connect and even bond her pornographic reputation to the Lebanese identity, and even to the Lebanese anthem which she tattooed on the back of her arm. 

Why? I couldn’t honestly figure out what crossed her mind to do it. Although I tried for a short time.
Is she stupid or smart in what she is doing? No one can tell without at least meeting her and having a talk with her. If not, time will definitely tell.

The local media shared the subject since last night. And guess what, so many Lebanese are defending her. This issue reminded us of the story of Jackie Chamoun, the Olympic ski champion who posed naked for a calendar and who was defended by most of the Lebanese.

In fact I wrote about Jackie myself, and defended her without hesitation, in this case, it is her body and she is free with it. But a quick reminder, Jackie is already a champion, Jackie posed for a calendar not for a porn movie, and when the scandal started, she had the decency to apologize, unlike Mia who is proudly bragging about being the #1 porn star for some junk site.

While quickly reviewing some of the articles about her, I also checked the comments some young people made: some were strongly defending her while others strictly judging her.

Being someone from the “war” generation, I feel sad and I feel that the time of the war was much better than now. I am not sure if the whole world changed or just my beloved country. One of the reasons that made me voluntarily choose  to come back and live in Lebanon, is the values we have in this country. Unfortunately it is disappearing day after day. Sad reality. 

Maybe the change had a quick and high rise due to the introduction of the social media, which made it easier for people to copy-paste the Occident without even bothering to check the right from the wrong. 

A quick note to whoever is doing this, the Occident in not all trash, America is full of decent conservative people, same in Europe. We have family and friends living all over the world, and we notice that their little or teenage children are for the most more conservative than the children raised in Lebanon. 

Nemr Bou Nassar is considered as a star and an artist, I always loved his shows. 
I respected him more when I saw the videos where he attacked and strongly criticized the “Klink shrink-needing Miriam”. Nemr the American-Lebanese who is supposed to be the good image of the Lebanese youth who was raised abroad is now shouting his admiration and support for the sleazy Mia.

Freedom of the talk, American first amendment, yeah I know dear Nemr. But can you just explain to me the difference between Mia and Klink??? In fact I see a huge link between them. Even the name are close: Mia & Miriam. Let me think about it, is it that you prefer brunettes over blondes, or just because Mia is still fresh and young?

Fortunately we have so many other people raising the name of our country very high, as doctors, lawyers, engineers etc. Those are the role models we need for our young generation. 

I wish and hope that the Lebanese youth would take the example of ladies like Amal Alameddine Clooney, and not like Mia Khalifeh. And I hope that this media craziness about her will be buried soon. 

Finally, I would like to add that this is just a personal opinion, seen from a conservative point of view, from someone who was raised in Lebanon and who lived in a big American city.