Paige Spiranac has Addison Rae’s again.
After the TikTok star was apparently supplied a gig as a commentator at UFC 264 on Saturday evening, social media pounced on Rae for a tweet she posted on struggle evening.
“I studied broadcast journalism in school for 3 complete months to arrange for this second,” Rae tweeted, alongside two images of her holding a UFC microphone on the purple carpet.
The caption appeared to reference Rae’s brief stint at Louisiana State College earlier than she left to pursue social media and influencer endeavors.
Amid the backlash, Spiranac — a fellow social media star identified for her sultry golf content material — swooped in to defend Rae.
“Don’t discredit all her exhausting work. UFC is sensible to rent somebody with hundreds of thousands of followers,” Spiranac replied to a Twitter critic who tweeted:
“Ought to we rent somebody who busted their butt via school, and genuinely loves UFC and is hungry for a possibility in journalism?? Nah, let’s rent Addison Rae as a result of she’s widespread for ‘throwing it again’ on Tik Tok.”
Rae was conscious of the criticism and later tweeted, “nvm ya’ll received me fired,” above her preliminary put up. She even re-shared a tweet that dubbed her because the “most hated UFC commentator ever.”
Rae’s tweet wasn’t obtained effectively by social media customers, a few of whom slammed her for showing to decrease the training and work of journalists.
One Twitter person shared beneath her tweet, “That is disrespectful to all of the individuals who go to varsity and work their a–es off for jobs like this and typically don’t even get them however as a result of Addison has clout she will get them over QUALIFIED sports activities journalists.”
Others defended Rae and argued that she’s simply capitalizing on her TikTok fame and big following.
“Not her fault she received well-known tbh. She’s simply speaking benefit of the alternatives she obtained, due to TikTok,” one fan replied, asking, “I imply, who wouldn’t? And plus, she was chosen.”
Rae rose to fame over her dancing movies on TikTok, alongside along with her shut friendship with Kourtney Kardashian, who was additionally in attendance at UFC 264 with boyfriend, Travis Barker. Rae has even appeared on a variety of “Protecting Up With The Kardashians” episodes.
She’ll take a look at out her appearing chops on the large display in her starring function within the “He’s All That” — a remake of the 1999 comedy “She’s All That” with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Prepare dinner.