Megan Fox responded to backlash after calling Trump a ‘legend’ at UFC fight by saying she doesn’t ‘align’ with any political party

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After facing social-media backlash, Fox clarified on Wednesday that her comments about Trump were ‘an observable fact.’ Kevin Mazur/AMA2020 / Getty Images
  • Megan Fox said she doesn’t align with any “particular political party.”
  • Fox received backlash on social media for saying President Trump “was a legend” at a UFC fight.
  • She wrote on Instagram she meant Trump was a legend to the UFC fans who were “clearly Republican.”
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Megan Fox said she doesn’t “align” with any particular political party after facing backlash for saying that former President Donald Trump “was a legend” at a recent Ultimate Fighting Championship event.

During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, Fox recounted attending Saturday’s UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas.

“I was in a row with [Justin] Bieber, and Trump was also in my row,” Fox told guest host Arsenio Hall.

Fox said that Trump had about 30 Secret Service members with him for security while watching the fight that eventually ended with McGregor breaking his leg and facing a six-month medical suspension.

“He was a legend, and that arena was very supportive of Trump when he came in,” Fox said about Trump. “I don’t know how I feel about it because if someone is a target, then I’m like, ‘I could be harmed because I’m adjacent to where he is.'”

She added that her own safety was her only concern at the time.

After facing both social-media backlash and praise for saying Trump “was a legend” at the UFC event, Fox clarified on Wednesday that her comments about Trump were “an observable fact” and did not reflect her personal opinion.

“I never said Donald Trump was a legend,” Fox wrote in an Instagram story post, according to Entertainment Tonight. “I said he was a legend … in that arena (key part of the sentence).”

She added that the venue was filled with UFC fans who were “clearly Republican” based on their reaction to seeing Trump at the event.

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TikToker Addison Rae also faced backlash this week for interacting with Trump at Saturday’s fight, with some Twitter users saying that Rae was “fangirling” over the former president.

In a short clip shared on the NELK YouTube channel on Wednesday, Rae is seen going up to Trump at the event and tapping him on the shoulder.

“I’m Addison. Nice to meet you. I have to say hi, hello. So nice to meet you,” she was filmed telling Trump.