Megan Fox slams backlash after she called Trump 'a legend', Internet says it's 'career suicide'

Megan Fox sat in the same row as Trump at the UFC 264 match and said he 'was a legend', but clarified she meant 'only in the arena'

                            Megan Fox slams backlash after she called Trump 'a legend', Internet says it's 'career suicide'
Megan Fox clarified her views on Donald Trump had no political angle to it (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for iHeartMedia, Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Megan Fox left everybody shocked by referring to Donald Trump as a "legend". Fox made the comments during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when she talked about attending the UFC 264 fight in Las Vegas over the weekend. The actress was seated in the same row as the former POTUS, and also Justin Bieber, and speaking about the number of secret service members Trump was surrounded by, Fox said "He was a legend." Well, she was not the only celeb smitten by him as director and actor Mel Gibson was spotted saluting Trump at the same match.  After Gibson earned the ire of the Internet, the actress was slammed online for her seemingly pro-Trump sentiments shared on Kimmel's talk show, but trust Fox to never keep quiet. Clarifying the context behind her usage of the word "legend", Fox slammed social media for its "burn a witch at the stake mentality."

The 35-year-old actress' return to the limelight has been deemed controversial by many. Be it the simmering Instagram duel of words between her and ex Brian Austin Green or her oft-criticized PDA with new beau, rapper Machine Gun Kelly - the mother-of-three can't seem to catch a break. But clearly, when Fox is not shutting up her ex Green on social media, she is busy shutting up social media for jumping to conclusions about her political affiliations. Long story short, Megan Fox has had it with uncalled-for scrutiny and is not tolerating any more of it. 


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A screenshot of Megan Fox's Instagram story clarifying her Trump 'legend' comment (Instagram: @meganfox)

The fury against Fox began with the actress telling Kimmel: "I was in a row with [Justin] Bieber, and Trump was also in my row. He had, like, thirty secret service with him. He was a legend. That arena was very supportive of Trump when he came in." Fox then added: "I was like, 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. So I was worried about my own safety, that's all I was caring about. But yeah, I've never seen anything like that before. It was crazy."

This angered the left for all the obvious reasons and the Internet couldn't stand their "bisexual queen" speak in awe about the former Republican president known for his staunch anti-minority beliefs. But Fox wasn't going to let this slide, taking it to her Instagram stories, the actress clarified in an all-caps post: "I do not align myself with any political party or individual politicians. I never said Donald Trump is a legend." 

Confused? Worry not, Fox further explained: "I said he was a legend [sic] in that arena. Key part of that sentence. The arena was filled with UFC fight fans, many of them clearly Republican based off the insane crowd reaction he received walking into the T-mobile venue." Slamming haters who were quick to call out the actress for allegedly alignig with Trump, Fox stated, again in all-caps, "Reall loving this uneducated, mid-evil (sic), pitch fork (sic) carrying, burn a witch at the stake mentality though. The world needs more of that." Forever sarcastic and sassy, Fox was able to win over her fans by declaring this message of no support for Trump. 

The conservatives, however, are livid. One Twitter user wrote: "Wtf why do you have to retract when calling Trump a legend!!! He is." Another called out the left, tweeting to Fox: "Never apologize for anything you do. You made a comment on Trump and the liberals jump on you. How did that make you feel? Liberals and your industry are full of unhinged, pathetic people who don’t want unity."





Others dissed the actress with comments like "career suicide," and one user tweeted: "I don’t know what she is promoting lately, but I guess if she wants to be popular, she now has to reverse course and complain about Trump." Another user passionately opined: "Megan Fox responded to backlash after calling Trump a 'legend' at UFC fight. Does it matter what political party Meghan Fox “aligns” with? She’s no Einstein, and she only says what’s popular to her immediate audience. Vapid is what vapid does."