Mia Khalifa went viral on Twitter Thursday after an unfounded rumor claimed the former adult film star was diagnosed HIV positive, as International Business Times reported. After some digging, IBT found the false claim likely originated from fake news site TheNoChill (we will not link to it here). They were the source behind the rumor going viral in January.

Khalifa responded lightheartedly to the rumors via Twitter, borrowing HIV and AIDS references from pop culture. But not everyone was amused by her jokes.

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Khalifa, 24, first replied to the rumors Thursday afternoon with a reference to FXX sitcom "It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia," adding, "joke's on y'all." The episode referenced a scene in which Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito) cut the line at a water park by exclaiming that he had AIDS.

"Lying about a terminal illness to cut a line," asked one Twitter user, who it’s worth noting appears to be a friend of Khalifa. "Are you sure you want that kind of karma?"

"I'm not just sure. I'm HIV positive," replied Khalifa, borrowing a line from South Park's Eric Cartman.

The jokes didn’t stop there.

But not everyone was amused.

Maxim tweeted, "Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa responds to HIV rumors with some truly tasteless AIDS jokes." Khalifa responded, "Yeah... I'm tasteless for having a sense of humor while getting berated with wishes of a fast HIV fueled death all day. Sure @MaximMag."

In a statement to Total Frat Move, Khalifa confirmed the rumors were fake and added that they “got under my skin.”

The site that posted this incredibly fake “interview” with me is less credible than those ads on porn sites for hot girls in your area who are dying to meet you. I’m not sure what they have to gain from this bullshit other than publicity, but they definitely got that. I wasn’t even going to make a statement acknowledging this trash, but because it has gotten so much exposure, it feels necessary.

I don’t usually let mean-spirited things about me on the internet get under my skin. That’s a skill I’ve had to develop over time. But I’d be lying if I said this didn’t hurt me. It has gotten to the point where people who are actually close to me started texting and asking if this shit was true – and that’s what hurts the most. I’ve gotten used to being bashed, but a person can only take so much.

In case it isn’t clear already: no, I am not HIV positive. I get laid way less often than you’d think. The closest thing to intimacy in my life right now is when my roommate is washing her sheets and sleeps in my bed with me.

As of Friday, Khalifa appeared ready to move on from the viral fiasco.

 

When he asks you to send nudes _____

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