Is Addison Rae canceled? TikTok star slammed for greeting Trump at UFC 264 fight

While many people called for Rae -- who has almost 82 million followers on TikTok -- to be canceled, there were some who defended her

                            Is Addison Rae canceled? TikTok star slammed for greeting Trump at UFC 264 fight
Addison Rae met Donald Trump at the UFC 264 fight in Las Vegas (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Sugar Factory and Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Dancer and TikTok star Addison Rae is facing a huge backlash after a video of her excitedly greeting former President Donald Trump went viral. According to reports, the 20-year-old was attending the star-studded UFC 264 fight in Las Vegas on July 10 when she saw the Republican leader and approached him as he was enjoying the UFC bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

The video of their meeting was uploaded by YouTube channel NELK, which showed Rae touching Trump’s shoulder from behind before saying, “Hi! I'm Addison. Nice to meet you. I have to say hi, hello. So nice to meet you.” The footage, however, did not show what Trump said in return. But some of the men were shown in the video reacting to their meeting as a person said, “She knows what she's doing.” The clip in question has also gone viral on Twitter, sparking anger among her fans.


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Screenshot of the video showing Addison Rae approaching Trump (YouTube/ NELK)

While many people on the social media platform called for Rae -- who has almost 82 million followers on TikTok -- to be canceled, there were some who defended her. “Oopsies Addison… your Republican is showing,” comedian and YouTuber Chris Klemens tweeted, before adding: “Word on the street is Addison Rae’s song Obsessed is about Donald Trump actually.” A user tweeted, “#addisonrae whatttttttt I feel like she’s gonna get canceled again I would bet my five dollars on this.” Another one joked, “She is gonna replace Melania in 5, 4, 3, 2......”

Addison Rae attends the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2020 presentation at Highline Stages on February 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for alice + olivia)











A person wrote, “Addison rae, the rich white girl from louisiana who got famous stealing dances from Black creators, is a trump supporter???? never would’ve guessed.” The second one said, “Miss Addison Rae how you stealing from black creators and shaking hands with trump and saying ‘it's so nice to meet you’ ermmm the math ain't mathing.” “Addison Rae a trump supporting bitch,” the third user stated.

Addison Rae attends the 9th Annual Streamy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 13, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)






However, there were some who came out in her defense as a fan tweeted, “Addison Rae being cancelled for saying hello to trump is why people vote trump. Far left American is just as ridiculous as right.” The second one wrote, “if you care that addison rae said hi to trump then you are probably a loserr.” “And what is wrong with that? You kids need to grow up and realize folks can agree to disagree and still show respect.” a user added.






This was not the first time when Rae’s political preferences have been questioned. In 2019, a TikTok user posted a video alleging that Rae had voted Republican in 2014, 2016, and 2018 in Tarzana, California. But the social media star called the video fake and also mentioned, “This isn't real... First I'm from Louisiana, second I'm not even registered to vote and never have been I'm actually doing it for the first time with someone important and I'm excited to do so. This is fake.” According to the US, a person is eligible to vote only after turning 18, and in 2014 or 2016, Rae had not reached that age.