In a celebration of Lebanon’s Independence Day, Mia Khalifa tweeted: “Happy Independence Day to the country I love, but doesn’t really love me back.”
Boasting a staggering 2.02 million followers on her Twitter account, it was inevitable that such a comment would likely draw at least a few responses.
And it was somewhat of a mixed bag in terms of the nature of the views. Some were reassuring, telling her she was much preferred to the people running the country.
“definitely more than our politicians who brought nothing but shame and corruption to the country,” @G_azzi tweeted.
we do <3 definitely more than our politicians who brought nothing but shame and corruption to the country— georges azzi (@G_azzi) November 23, 2017
And @leithfadel wrote: “Lebanon loves you more than Hariri.”
Lebanon loves you more than Hariri https://t.co/FcPDmbaJHg— Leith Abou Fadel (@leithfadel) November 23, 2017
There was the suggestion that maybe she was wrong. @sparty_vz suggested: “i am sure they love you, but just are playing hard to get.”
i am sure they love you, but just are playing hard to get— Chris VZ (@Sparty_VZ) November 22, 2017
Meanwhile @MoeAlayan showed he was a man of few words, simply responding: “Queen of Lebanon.”
queen of lebanon— Moe (@MoeAlayan) November 23, 2017
But @SalamElDibs wanted to test Khalifa’s claim of love for the Middle East nation, asking: “Did u register yourself for the elections?”
Did u register yourself for the elections?— salam eldibs (@SalamEldibs) November 23, 2017
Meanwhile @jpkintana wanted to show Khalifa that there was a hard truth in life: “Sometimes love is not a two way street.”
Sometimes love is not a two way street— Juan Pablo Quintana (@jpkintana) November 22, 2017
And some suggested that maybe she should step up and make things better for the troubled country: “mia khalifa for president,” wrote @WissamKoleilat.
mia khalifa for president— Wissam Koleilat (@WissamKoleilat) November 23, 2017
And that was not the only call for her to run for office: “Believe me, if you’d run for president, I’d vote for you,” @Alxhabr tweeted.
Believe me, if you'd run for president, I'd vote for you.— Alex إسكندر (@Alxhabr) November 23, 2017
There were more reassuring messages of affection from the likes of @AhmadHuda11: “no we do love you backk habibty.”
no we do love you backk habibty— Rage (@AhmadHuda11) November 22, 2017
And if all else failed, there is always Mexico where @jaarteag tweeted: “Mmmm...in Mexico, you are welcome.!!!!”
Mmmm...in Mexico, you are welcome.!!!!— Joaquin (@jaarteag) November 22, 2017