Addison Rae gets political: Why are fans angry at this TikTok star?
TikTok star Addison Rae has been in hot water as of recent, given her appearance at UFC 264 in which a video was released showing her introducing herself to former president of the United States, Donald Trump. The video, which has been circulating much of the media mainstream these past couple of weeks, has seemingly been the root cause of fans’ bewilderment of this possible Addison Rae revelation.
Rae, who has yet to formally comment on the video, was recently spotted taking a selfie with a fan when a paparazzo shouted out to the TikTok star “Are you still getting flack for being a Trump supporter?” However, instead of answering the question, the TikTok star opted to walk back to her car and take off. While we’re not judging anyone for their political stance, it is peculiar why Addison Rae won’t answer any political questions.
Because Addison Rae won’t admit whether or not she is a Republican, fans of the TikTok star have begun to dig deep into her social media history, pulling out old likes & comments that may prove that she’s indeed a supporter of Donald Trump. Our best advice to Addison Rae? Stay clear of any UFC events in the future.
Addison Rae 101
20-year-old Addison Rae is an American social media personality, best known for her viral work on TikTok. She’s also known as a singer, dancer, and actress. She’s also been known for popping in on other popular TikTok & YouTube accounts for that side hustle . . . gotta make it while you can, we suppose.
Rae was born on October 6th, 2000, in Louisiana. Her parents, who’ve had an on-and-off relationship for her entire life, are also popular on TikTok, with her dad totaling five million followers while her mom has nearly 13 million. Addison Rae also has two younger brothers.
Addison Rae began her own TikTok account in July of 2019 when her dancing videos began to go viral. As of February 2021, Rae has surpassed the 78 million follower threshold, ranking as the number two most followed influencer on TikTok, just behind Charli D’Amelio. Rae was actually named by Forbes as the highest-earning TikTok personality in 2020, with a net worth of around $5 million.
Proof is in the puddin’
Quickly released on the internet was a video of Addison Rae walking up to Donald Trump and tapping him on the shoulder. When he turns around, Rae introduces herself to him. “I am Addison. I have to say hi. Hello. So nice to meet you,” she says. Her friends behind her then make comments about the interaction like, “Addison Rae exposed”, “She knows what she’s doing” and “Trump’s gonna f%^& her, easy.”
As Donald Trump remains to this day a public figure who is polarizing to over half the country, specifically due to what many consider to be “hateful” views, you can only imagine the disappointment in fans of Addison Rae, who immediately took to Twitter to cry out for a good reason why Addison Rae needed to meet him so badly. Hopefully, this one won’t hurt Rae’s TikTok account too badly.
That being said, while Addison Rae has not yet commented publicly about the video of her encounter with Donald Trump, it does answer what many speculated since September 2020, in that Addison Rae votes Republican. The TikTok star has denied this claim, acknowledging that she has never registered to vote as well as debunking the rumor that she had a Donald Trump presidential flag in her bedroom.
What are your thoughts on Addison Rae? Do you think she votes Republican? What advice would you give her to help ease political headlines in the media? Comment below and let us know your thoughts.