After her caustic tweet, Addison Rae had a rough day on Twitter.
Addison Rae is one of the most well-known TikTok stars in the world, and as a result of her celebrity, she has landed some pretty amazing gigs.
For example, UFC 264 is slated to take place tonight, and Rae will be a big part of it as she will be hosting a red carpet special.
According to a snapshot she released on Twitter, she appears to be asking people questions, though it’s unclear whether these inquiries will be directed at fighters or just high-profile visitors at the event.
While Rae is ecstatic about her new role, it appears that her caption, “I studied broadcast journalism in college for three solid months to prepare for this day,” has offended many fans and journalists.
For those who are experienced with the field, landing decent positions is incredibly difficult, and Rae’s post came across as dismissive to several broadcast journalists.
The TikTok sensation attended LSU for three months before dropping out to pursue a career in social media.
Nonetheless, a number of journalists expressed disappointment that the post should have gone to someone competent rather than Rae, who has no experience in the television industry.
This is still a hot topic on Twitter, with many of her supporters coming out of the woodwork to defend her.
Regardless of the debate, famous people and influential people will always be given preferential treatment, and this is something that individuals of all professions must accept.
I studied broadcast journalism in college for 3 whole months to prepare for this moment pic.twitter.com/5Z95OTSVTA
— Addison Rae (@whoisaddison) July 10, 2021
YT privilege always gets mediocre and unqualified YT people’s foot in the door. https://t.co/aVKR60kGK5
— 𝐵𝑒𝒸𝒸𝒶 (@MJFINESSELOVER) July 10, 2021
Imagine spending four years in college plus unpaid internships plus reporter/producer/editor/photog jobs that pay next to nothing to even have the SHOT at a better job
…and all it takes for Addison Rae is TikTok and three months of college to be ahead of you. https://t.co/U01hx6tgGT
— Steve Benko (@SteveBenko) July 10, 2021
To aspiring journalists devastated/frustrated over this … you will see many who land a “sweet gig” for various reasons – not always deserved. Look away & keep focused on what YOU’RE building – a career. What’s easy won’t last – and what lasts isn’t easy. Keep growing…keep going https://t.co/e1baSgxvmg
— Laura Okmin (@LauraOkmin) July 10, 2021
She studied 3 months for this & I'm here studying 4 years in college for this….. https://t.co/1hc3jjX5x6
— Grace (@ballerstatzz) July 10, 2021
Crazy that I have more college experience in sports broadcasting than Addison Rae, yet she is working the UFC fight tonight and I’m working construction busting my behind…cold world out there folks… https://t.co/TKKUQkAmsS
— Brandon Wolf (@BrandonWolfCLE) July 10, 2021
just imagining everyone who went to school for this and applied getting the call that addison rae got the job that’s so sickening https://t.co/UZjRGifyjV
— michael (@EEJC15) July 10, 2021
Weird flex especially to the people who have busted their ass in the journalism business. But as they say, life isn’t fair unfortunately smh https://t.co/ClIARxjLGQ
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) July 10, 2021