Addison Rae reached out following her appointment as a UFC reporter.
Addison Rae is being chastised by both fight fans and academic journalists for landing a job as a UFC red carpet correspondent.
Rae, 20, hinted at a relationship with the organization on Instagram Friday afternoon, posting a photo of herself wearing UFC gear and practicing her moves with a partner.
She later tweeted two photos of herself working as a UFC reporter, captioned, “I studied broadcast journalism for three whole months in college to prepare for this moment.”
Addison briefly attended Louisiana State University, where she studied sports broadcasting, according to Distractify.
While it was a proud moment for Rae, many criticized her for landing a job that they believe more qualified reporters deserved.
“Stealing jobs from those more deserving, very classy,” one follower wrote, while another tweeted, “I can’t tell you how many talented and hardworking journalists I’ve seen pass up opportunities because they lack ‘the camera look.’
Another outraged tweeter wrote, “the AUDACITY… do you have any idea how many people who are more educated and qualified who have been studying this and investing their WHOLE life savings in college that you took this away from?” My friend spent SIX YEARS studying only to have this shoved in her face. disgusting.”
Rae’s fans also defended her, with one writing, “people tell you to get a real job and then get upset when you do.”
Another was even more direct, advising detractors to accept that life is not always “fair.”
“Everyone on here is b–ching LMAO Life is unjust. The fact that life isn’t fair is what gives it its character. Put it behind you.”