US soldiers deployed in Syria have been slammed for making a TikTok video in which they quiz local men about ex-porn star Mia Khalifa.
In the clip, uploaded by serviceman Richard Wolfgang, US soldiers ask the men if they "know" Mia Khalifa, who was born in Beirut, Lebanon.
The Syrian men don't respond and an on-screen caption claims they "didn't understand" the question.
"Should've studied more Arabic," another caption says.
The soldiers described Mia Khalifa as a "girl" when trying to explain what they are asking about.
In a comment under the since-deleted clip, Wolfgang describes the Syrian men as "truly amazing people" and says he was "fortunate" to meet them.
But the video has sparked controversy after making its way onto wider social media, with many people accusing the US soldiers of being disrespectful and unprofessional.
Writing on Twitter, a critic blasted: "Yeah, treat the locals like they’re idiots because they’re not porn-literate.
"Hearts and minds like you read about. Good job, Army."
Not everyone agreed and some people thought the video was harmless fun.
A second viewer, who claimed to be in the armed forces, chimed-in: "So, as a soldier myself, this is clearly just a bunch of guys trying to make the best of a s*** situation and have a few laughs.
"It's clearly just how our guys are trying to relate to the locals, it's all a joke.
"This outrage culture s*** has gone too far."
But another person hit back: "Please, by all means, explain the logic behind thinking that war-traumatized devout Muslim Syrian civilians, desperate for food, shelter and medical care, could somehow 'all relate to' a porn actress from a totally different country."
Mia Khalifa has not performed in porn since 2014 and, although her career spanned just three months, she shot to fame as one of PornHub's top stars.
The US-Lebanese model has auctioned-off her "infamous" porn scene glasses to raise money for the victims of the Beirut warehouse explosion.