Nia Renée Hill, the wife of comedian Bill Burr, made a bold gesture to former President Donald Trump when he attended a UFC event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Hill, who was sitting near the front row, showed double middle fingers to Trump as he walked by with his entourage. The moment was captured by a photographer and quickly went viral on social media.
While Burr’s politics are famously complicated, Hill made her feelings about Trump known as early as 2012 when she tweeted, “Started to watch Miss Universe but forgot that **** Trump was involved. #pass”
Trump was accompanied by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, singer Kid Rock, UFC president Dana White and his son, Donald Trump Jr. The former president received a mixed reaction from the crowd, with some cheering and others booing. He waved to his supporters and smiled as he took his seat.
Hill, an actress and writer, has been married to Burr since 2013. She has openly expressed her disdain for Trump in the past, tweeting in 2012 that she wished he would “just go away”. She also retweeted a post by comedian Sarah Silverman in 2016 that called Trump a “madman”.
Hill’s gesture drew praise from some Twitter users, who applauded her for standing up to Trump. One user wrote, “Nia Renée Hill is my hero. She flipped off Trump right in his face and didn’t give a damn.” Another user commented, “Nia Renée Hill is a legend. She gave Trump the double bird and made my day.”
However, some Trump supporters were not amused by Hill’s action, and criticized her for being disrespectful. One user wrote, “Nia Renée Hill is a disgrace. She flipped off the president of the United States and showed no class.” Another user said, “Nia Renée Hill is a loser. She gave Trump the finger and showed how bitter she is.”
Hill has not commented on the incident publicly, and neither has Burr, who is known for his controversial jokes and opinions. Burr recently hosted Saturday Night Live, where he made fun of white women, cancel culture and the coronavirus pandemic. He also defended Gina Carano, who was fired from The Mandalorian for making offensive social media posts.
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