Comedian Bill Burr defends his wife, Nia Renee Hill, after she faced heavy criticism for giving former President Donald Trump a double bird gesture at UFC 295 in Madison Square Garden.
The incident has stirred controversy and sparked debates on social media.
Bill Burr’s Defense:
Appearing on The Rich Eisen Show a week after the Octagon-side incident, Bill Burr passionately defended his wife’s actions.
He expressed his love for her and highlighted the freedom of expression in the country. Burr noted that Hill’s gesture, aimed at Trump, did not result in any arrests, emphasizing the uniqueness of the United States.
Social Media Backlash:
Following the UFC event, Nia Renee Hill faced backlash on social media for her bold expression of dislike toward Trump.
While some found the act bold and amusing, others labeled her as ‘trashy’ and ‘classless.’ The controversy sparked discussions on platforms like X (formerly Twitter), showcasing the diverse reactions to the incident.
Burr’s Response to Critics:
Bill Burr responded to the online criticism, urging for a mature perspective. He emphasized the importance of allowing people to express themselves and encouraged an adult approach to differing opinions.
A tweet by user @AmiriKing highlighted Burr’s handling of the situation, acknowledging the humor in the comedian’s response.
Trump’s Grand Entrance:
Before the pay-per-view main card at UFC 295, Donald Trump received a grand entrance to his cage-side seat at Madison Square Garden. The crowd cheered, and chants of ‘USA’ filled the arena. However, Hill, visibly displeased with Trump’s presence, expressed her discontent with the unexpected turn of events.
Burr’s Comparison and Closing Remarks:
Bill Burr compared Trump’s reception at Madison Square Garden to “when OJ Simpson got acquitted” and commented on the former president receiving the ‘Michigan treatment’ during a trial. He concluded by praising Hill’s humor.
Despite the controversy, Trump, Hill, and Burr enjoyed a night of MMA with Tom Aspinall and Alex Pereira winning UFC gold at MSG.