TikTok star Addison Rae has responded to the criticism over her UFC reporter gig.
Rae, 20, confronted backlash after sharing photographs of herself on Twitter Friday holding a UFC microphone at a preliminary occasion for UFC 264, the place Dustin Poirier beat Conor McGregor in Las Vegas Saturday.
“I studied broadcast journalism in faculty for 3 entire months to organize for this second,” tweeted the influencer, who was beforehand enrolled at Louisiana State College however dropped out, Leisure Tonight famous.
Nevertheless, some sports activities followers and social media customers took challenge together with her UFC gig and her tweet and accused her of taking a job from a extra certified particular person.
The next day, Rae — who boasts 125 million followers throughout her socials — took to Twitter to joke concerning the backlash, writing, “nvm y’all acquired me fired.”
An unnamed supply informed E! Information that the TikTok star solely “did one social activation for UFC the place she interviewed Dustin as a result of they’re from the identical city, Lafayette,” and was not an official correspondent.
Rae’s response, nonetheless, didn’t appease some Twitter customers who appeared satisfied that she didn’t deserve the job.
“You bought your self fired whenever you flaunted you ‘entire 3 months’ of education. Some issues are higher not mentioned, however I perceive you wouldn’t be capable of see how this appears dangerous since your in your protected bubble,” one commented.
“Good. You didn’t deserve it & you’ve by no means labored arduous in your life. Proof all the things is simply handed to you,” one other wrote.
“Influencers like this [clown emoji] do not perceive that individuals truly EARN a DEGREE in entry stage positions. What’s subsequent?; I took a Social Justice class and I am opening up a Regulation Agency to observe legislation or I took a Biology class and I’ve a want thingy to prescribe remedy,” a 3rd consumer wrote.
In the meantime, others expressed assist for the TikTok sensation. “Cancel tradition is so dangerous. SAD! The haters and losers won’t ever prevail,” Michael Gruen wrote.
“I don’t assume u guys perceive that she went to school to do that precise sorta factor and he or she’s lastly getting the possibility and he or she needed to share how excited she was and y’all bashed her that’s disgusting,” a second supporter added.
“rattling why everybody so salty you had been a reporter they keep hating on u queen don’t take heed to them,” a 3rd netizen wrote.
Rae’s UFC 264 gig is just one of her a number of new initiatives. In March, she launched her single “Obsessed,” and he or she can be set to star within the upcoming film “He is All That.”
When requested about becoming a member of actuality TV, Rae didn’t give a concrete response however made it clear that she shouldn’t be closing her door on it.
“I do not know. I really feel like actuality is a troublesome world to get into, so I am not speeding into something, however who is aware of? Perhaps at some point,” she informed Leisure Tonight.