the influencer and TikTok star, Addison Rae, is being criticized by journalists and social media users after getting a job as a red carpet correspondent for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Rae, whose rise to fame includes a guest stint on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, shared on his Twitter account a couple of photographs during the event.
“I studied television journalism in college for 3 full months to prepare for this moment”Wrote.
According to Distractify, Addison attended Louisiana State University (LSU) for a brief period, where he studied sports broadcasting. However, he left college to focus on his career as a influencer.
In addition to his recent appearance with the UFC and his more than 80 million followers on TikTok, Addison will star in an upcoming remake of comedy ‘She’s All That’.
Users and journalists on social networks react against Addison Rae
The reaction to Rae’s post was not good, as his attempt at humor did not go down well with some users on Twitter, as many disagreed that the TikTok star got a job that many feel the most qualified reporters deserved.
“The AUDACIDAD… Do you know how many people who are more skilled and qualified who have been studying this and putting ALL their life savings in college from whom you took this away?“, wrote one user in response to Rae’s post.
the AUDACITY.. do you know how many people who are more trained and qualified who have been studying this and putting their WHOLE life savings into college that you took this away from. i have a friend who studied for SIX YEARS only to have thus shoved in her face. disgusting
– Carol✨ (@okaycasserole) July 10, 2021
“I’ll be vulnerable here. A punch in the stomach thinking about the $19,000 salary I accepted in 2019 to start on the air in an upside-down newsroom and put my title into practice. It’s not about your new job (at least for me), it’s about that description.” said Kiera Grogan, sports reporter for cbs.
I’ll be vulnerable here. A punch to the gut thinking about the $19,000 salary I accepted in 2019 to get my on-air start in a backwards newsroom and to put my degree to use. It’s not about her new job title (for me at least), it’s about that caption… #NOTalook https://t.co/w0xk1KpFtb
– Kiera Grogan (@Kieracgrogan) July 10, 2021
“For aspiring journalists devastated/frustrated by this… you will see many getting a “sweet performance” for various reasons, not always deserved. Look the other way and stay focused on what you are building: a career. What is easy will not last and what lasts is not easy. It continues to grow … move on“, wrote Laura Okmin, NFL sports announcer on Fox.
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