Addison Rae reveals she has lost her UFC hosting gig after facing huge backlash for ‘taking jobs’ from qualified reporters.
Addison Rae made an abrupt about-face on Saturday when she revealed she’s been ‘fired’ from her new job as a red carpet correspondent for UFC.
The 20-year-old TikTok sensation tweeted ‘nvm y’all got me fired,’ just a day after she announced on Twitter that she had landed the correspondent gig.
The news infuriated several Twitter users, who lambasted her for scoring a journalism job that other people go to school for years to earn.
She appeared to confirm the UFC job on Friday on Twitter, when she posted photos of herself in front of a black UFC red carpet banner while wearing a yellowish-green ruched dress.
She beamed ear-to-ear and leaned forward while speaking into a UFC-branded microphone.
She had on a gray UFC bodysuit and black fingerless gloves for the mixed martial arts competition.
‘I like being little spoon,’ she wrote playfully while kneeling on the red mat.
Another photo showed UFC fighter and commentator Miesha Tate with her legs wrapped around Addison’s waist and her arm squeeze tightly around her throat.
Distractify reported last year that Addison had been studying sports broadcasting during her brief stint at Louisiana State University, before she dropped out to focus on her lucrative career as a TikTok influencer.
The condemnation from Twitter users was swift, with many thinking she hadn’t earned a correspondent job.