Over the weekend, Khalifa posted a photoshopped image of her appearing as Virgin Mary on Instagram, a platform where she has amassed more than 3.4 million followers.
"When a news outlet mistakes Malala for Mia Khalifa," the caption read.
Now, while the caption didn't spark the controversy, the image Khalifa decided to share along with it did.
A social media meltdown of the sorts
Soon after Khalifa shared her post, thousands of Lebanese and Arabs reacted to it.
While a few found it funny...
And even shared things like this with Khalifa
The majority of people were flat-out outraged
"Shame on you"
Others were pretty confused
"Who do you think you are?"
A few responses were quite savage
Many called on Khalifa to delete her post
A few called on religious authorities to take action
"I call on spiritual courts to immediately take action."
While others prayed for her
"May God forgive you."