Steven Spielberg's adopted daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, addressed online bullying after announcing she aspires to be a sex worker.
Mikaela took to Instagram to explain why she chose a line of work that would empower her and embarrass her famous father.
The mixed race beauty said she refuses to let petty comments about her looks and hair get her down.
Mikaela, whose Instagram account is now private, wrote, "Everyone seems to be fixated on a couple of things [right now].
1. Wy I'm not concerned with protecting the concept of virtue
2. If I'm considered attractive
3. Why if I apparently have so much money am I making these personal choices.
Well for the first time in my life I'll be able to pay my own bills and secure my own freedom. I woke up this morning and felt empowered for the first time in my life... I'm going to spend my day taking excellent care of myself. No one wakes up perfect and with makeup on and that's the tea... I'm here for the girls and the sex workers with big noses and 4c textured har."
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The world was shocked at the news that director Steven Spielberg's adopted daughter, Mikaela, is a sex worker.
The 23-year-old explained that she is hoping to go into adult entertainment for private customers or for the public, "if that ever arises."
Mikaela, who lives in Nashville with her 47-year-old boyfriend, said she was molested as a child. But she said the predators were not family members or family friends.
She said her childhood abuse helped contribute to her emotional and psychological problems as an adult.
She explained that adult entertainment gives her the opportunity to use her body to satisfy others on her own terms.
"I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body," she said. "Frankly, I got tired of being told to hate my body... and I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn't satisfying my soul."
Mikaela added, "I feel like honestly doing this kind of work, I'm able to 'satisfy' other people, but that feels good because it's not in a way that feels violative."
Mikaela says her father and older boyfriend are supportive of whatever she does.