Mia Khalifa, a well-known porn star turned show presenter has revealed that she only made $12,000 during her time as an adult film star.

People think I'm racking in millions from porn. Completely untrue. I made a TOTAL of around $12,000 in the industry and never saw a penny again after that. Difficulty finding a normal job after quitting porn was... scary," she tweeted.

The tweet sparked a serious conversation about the exploitation of actress in the adult film industry, but Mia says she did not have high expectations of earning much when she started but is baffled that people cannot get over her porn past.

"To clarify, I was never promised "millions," nor do I expect it. I'm just clarifying common misconceptions about me, and in turn, about the industry," she tweeted. "I was involved in porn so briefly, but my actions spread like wildfire, and I continue to be ranked (truly baffles me) 5 years after leaving the industry. This is why people think I still perform."