Addison Rae Reacts To Backlash Over UFC Gig

Addison Rae Reacts To Backlash Over UFC Gig

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.