Actress Megan Fox has taken so much heat for saying that former President Donald Trump was popular at a UFC event that she has issued a response denouncing the Medieval mentality of those who jumped to condemn her by misrepresenting her observation as an endorsement of Trump.
On Saturday, Trump attended a UFC 264 fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where he was enthusiastically welcomed by a cheering crowd chanting “USA!”
Fox, who attended the event and sat in the same row as Trump, discussed the experience Monday on an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The crowd was so loud and supportive of Trump that he appeared to be “a legend” to them, Fox recalled in her interview with fill-in Host Arsenio Hall:
“I was in a row with [Justin] Bieber. Trump was also in my row. And, I’ve never seen Secret Service in person before. We had, like, 30 Secret Service with him.
“He was a legend. That arena, like, was very supportive of Trump when he came in.
“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, like, he was 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.”
Fox’s characterization of Trump as a “legend” went viral on social media – and the liberal reaction to her use of the word was so harsh that the actress felt compelled to post a sarcastic reply in all caps on Instagram.
“I NEVER SAID DONALD TRUMP IS A LEGEND. I SAID HE WAS A LEGEND…IN THAT ARENA (KEY PART OF THE SENTENCE),” Fox wrote, noting that “based on the insane crowd” there must have been many Republicans in attendance.
“THAT WAS AN OBSERVABLE FACT. NOT MY OPINION,” Fox explained, slamming the “uneducated” persecution by her critics:
“REALLY LOVING THIS UNEDUCATED, MID-EVIL (sic), PITCH FORK CARRYING, BURN A WITCH AT THE STAKE MENTALITY THOUGH. THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF THAT.”