Megan Fox has set the record straight after being accused by former President Trump.
The actress was on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week, where she spoke to guest host Arsenio Hall about her and Machine Gun Kelly’s recent adventures. She also mentioned a trip to Costa Rica for ayahuasca.
Fox was asked by the host about her recent attendance at the UFC 264 fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier . The Las Vegas event attracted many celebrities and the former president, Fox stated was regarded as a “legend” by the crowd.
People were clearly upset by the comment, leading many to accuse her support for the controversial Republican. On Wednesday, the star posted the truth to her Instagram Story.
“UHMMM… I DO NOT ALIGN MYSELF WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR INDIVIDUAL POLITICIANS,” she wrote in her all-caps rebuke. “I NEVER SAID DONALD TRUMP IS A LEGEND. I SAID HE WAS A LEGEND… IN THAT ARENA (KEY PART OF THE SENTENCE).”
Fox stated: “THE ARENA WAS FILLED WITH UFC FIGHT FANS. MANY OF THEM CLEARLY REPUBLICAN BASED OFF THE INSANE CROWD REACTION HE RECEIVED WALK-MOBILE VENUE. THAT WAS AN OBSERVABLE FACT. NOT MY OPINION.”
The actress concluded her statement on the matter by sarcastically likening the backlash she received over her comment to a medieval witch hunt.
“REALLY LOVING THIS UNEDUCATED, MID-EVIL [sic] PITCH FORK CARRYING, BURN THE WITCH AT THE STAKE MENTALITY THOUGH. THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF THAT.”
Fox did indeed refer to Trump as a “legend” during her appearance on the late night talk show. However, he made sure to point out that it was the audience who gave Trump a positive reaction.
“I was in a row with Bieber and Trump was also in my row. I’d never seen the Secret Service in person before so he had like 30 Secret Service with him. He was a legend. That arena was very supportive of Trump when he came in,” she said.
She then added: “I don’t know how I feel about it, because if someone is a target then 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. I’d never seen anything like that before. It was crazy.”
The UFC fight ended abruptly after McGregor landed awkwardly on his leg while dodging a punch from his opponent. Video shows McGregor’s ankle snapping as his entire weight fell on it. Poirier was declared winner after a doctor’s stoppage. He received a technical knockout.
After telling her story of seeing Trump at the event, Fox launched into her much longer story about going to “hell” upon doing ayahuasca in the wilderness of Costa Rica for several days.