Mia Khalifa Apologized To High School Girl Who Said She Was Often Compared To Her When She Wore Glasses
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We really need to ask why are stories like this trending in 2021. There was a small trend on TikTok where women share uncomfortable, minor moments when others looked at them inappropriately. They used Cage the Elephant’s song “Cigarette Daydreams,” and these stories are harrowing.
A girl shared that the boys at her high school kept saying she looked like Mia Khalifa when she wore glasses. Almost 10 million views by now.
The TikTok user @oreo_mlkshake was just 13. What made this even sadder was the fact that some people were downplaying her experience. An insensitive prick commented, “Y’all really this sensitive? This is a trauma for y’all? God, this generation is depressing.”
The TikTok user explained, “I’m not gonna say I didn’t ever joke about it myself. But I only did that because I realized people using it to bother me stopped when I pretended it didn’t.”
To make matters worse, Mia Khalifa now feels terrible and apologized to the girl for what happened.
#duet with @oreo_mlkshake I’m so sorry. I don’t wear them anymore for this reason.c i g a r e t t e d a y d r e a m s – ᴀᴜᴅɪᴏs
Why are we giving men excuses for their horrible, insensitive, unsolicited comments and remarks? But here we are, having Mia Khalifa apologizing to the TikTok user after sharing her sad childhood memory. She wrote in her caption, “I’m so sorry. I don’t wear them anymore for this reason.”
But the original poster reassured her that she was not blaming her.
People, well, at least the women, agree with her 100%.
It wasn’t her fault.
The glasses in question have also been auctioned to raise money for the Beirut explosion and was sold for around $100k.
In her Instagram story, Mia shares how she feels terrible about the whole situation and “the guilt is crushing.”
“I wish I could protect every little girl from the male gaze. I know how I feel when men harass me in public, it kills me that other girls get the same abuse just for looking like me.”