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Lebanese ex-porn star and activist Mia Khalifa auctions off infamous glasses for Beirut blast victims

Mia Khalifa is Lebanese-American [Twitter]

Date of publication: 10 August, 2020

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Porn star-turned-activist Mia Khalifa is selling her infamous glasses to raise money for the Lebanese Red Cross.
Porn star-turned-activist Mia Khalifa is auctioning her "signature" glasses to raise money for the Lebanese Red Cross after a blast rocked the country's capital, killing over 150 and injuring thousands.

Lebanese-American Khalifa has chosen to sell off the infamous glasses, which were her signature accessory when she rose to fame in the porn industry in 2014.

The glasses are being auctioned off on eBay, where the bid currently stands at over $93,000.

"The novelty glasses are the best prop, I will sign them (if you want), and take one last polaroid wearing them before sending them off to their new home!!!," she said on the e-commerce platform's listing.

"I'm adding something more to the auction [with] every $25k raised and announcing it on Instagram," she said. "Before the original listing was removed at $100k (for reasons now cleared with eBay. This auction is being run with both their, and the LRC's awareness), the last prize added for that milestone was my retainer," she added..

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Khalifa said that she will be livestreaming the final few hours of the auction, referring to the Red Cross as "Lebanon's most valuable asset".

She also hinted that she wanted to break the record for selling the most expensive pair of glasses, tweeting at Guinness World Records.

The current most expensive pair of glasses stands at $183,000 which are John Lennon's iconic green sunglasses.

Late last week, Khalifa came under fire for begging France to re-colonise Lebanon on her Snapchat story.

The massive Beirut blast on Tuesday, which was felt across the county and as far as the island of Cyprus, was recorded by the sensors of the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS) as having the power of a magnitude 3.3 earthquake.

It was triggered by a fire in a port warehouse, where a huge shipment of hazardous ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used as a fertiliser or as an explosive, had languished for years, according to authorities.

The huge blast also wounded at least 6,000 people and displaced more than 300,000 from their destroyed or damaged homes. 

The revelation that the chemicals had languished for years like a ticking time-bomb in the heart of the capital has served as shocking proof to many Lebanese of the rot at the core of the state apparatus.


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