Actress Megan Fox is clapping back at critics after she referred to former President Donald Trump as a “legend” during a recent Ultimate Fighting Championship event the two of them attended separately.
The “Transformers” star blasted cancel culture advocates as having a “pitchfork-carrying, burn-a-witch-at-the-stake” mentality after she observed that Trump was treated and greeted as “a legend” at the fight venue, dubbed “UFC 264,” which featured as the main event a match between UFC bad boy Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
“Uhmmm … I do not align myself with any political party or individual politicians,” Fox, 35, noted in all-caps on her Instagram Stories page in ripping her detractors.
On Monday during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” she noted that she’d only said Trump was greeted by fight fans at UFC as a “legend” without saying she believed that herself.
“That was an observable fact. Not my opinion,” she went on, mentioning the “insane crowd reaction he received” at the Saturday venue in Las Vegas, in which the 45th president even got a salute from actor and director Mel Gibson.
“Really loving this uneducated, mid-evil (sic), pitch fork (sic) carrying, burn a witch at the stake mentality though,” she wrote sardonically on her Instagram page.
“The world needs more of that,” she continued, adding emojis including red lips and a purple heart.
Fox told Kimmel guest-host Arsenio Hall that she’s long been a “huge UFC fan,” but while the audience for the Vegas event included a number of A-list actors and personalities, she had never witnessed a response nearly as “wild” as the one that the former president received.
“I was in a row with [Justin] Bieber and Trump,” she recounted.
“He was a legend. That arena was very supportive of Trump when he came in. I’ve never seen anything like that before. It was crazy,” she told the host.
Among other responses, throngs of fans cheered wildly and shouted, “USA! USA!”
Prior to the event, UFC president Dana White pledged that the former president would have a seat along the octagon ring, and it didn’t matter if people wanted to cheer him on or boo him.
“Dana, a longtime Trump supporter, says his pal isn’t one to shy away from any heckling. As Dana tells us … Trump ‘don’t care, he’s not that guy, he’s not hiding in a box somewhere, that’s not his style.’ Instead, he says Trump will sit right behind him,” TMZ reported.
Added USA Today: “Trump came through the fighter tunnel before the welterweight bout between Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson. The crowd was on its feet as he was escorted to his seat near the octagon, near where supporter and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was seated.
“Despite the mainly pro-Trump crowd, there were some faint boos sprinkled in throughout. However, they were quickly drowned out as multiple “U-S-A” chants broke out,” the paper noted further.
Trump and White have been friends for many years. In 2019, Trump became the first sitting president to attend a UFC event — UFC 244, in his home state of New York. White, in turn, spoke at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
As for the main event, it was anti-climatic: McGregor lost in a technical knockout to Poirier after the Irish champ suffered a gruesome ankle fracture-dislocation toward the end of the first round.
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