Comedian Bill Burr reacts to wife flipping off Donald Trump in viral UFC 295 moment
Comedian Bill Burr somehow ended up in the middle of a controversy after his wife, actress Nia Renee Hill, was caught on camera giving former president Donald Trump a two-finger salute at UFC 295.
The incident unfolded after Trump made his way to sit cageside for the event at Madison Square Garden while flanked by UFC CEO Dana White, Kid Rock, and conservative media personality Tucker Carlson. As Trump greeted the crowd, Hill simultaneously had her middle fingers up in the air and directed at the Republican frontrunner for the 2024 presidential election.
During an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, Burr reacted to the barrage of attention his wife received after the clip of her flipping off Trump went viral.
“I love my wife. You know where you stand with her,” Burr said. “The guy walked in the arena, everybody cheered, she gave him the finger, nobody got arrested. That’s why this country’s great. Everybody expressed themselves. Can we all be adults?”
According to Burr, the whole altercation really seemed like much ado about nothing, especially considering that Trump made an appearance at a UFC card filled with fight fans rather than a political rally teeming with his most loyal supporters.
“I don’t know about you but I came there to go to the fights,” Burr said. “I didn’t know I was going to the Republican National Convention.”
Regardless of the uproar surrounding the incident, Burr obviously backed his wife, calling her “hilarious” for her actions while also taking a shot at the offended Trump supporters.
“It’s like those Trump guys — they’re always going, ‘You snowflakes, eff your feelings,’ and all of that, and then you make fun of Trump and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, that’s so disrespectful!’” Burr said.
Funny enough, Burr and his wife actually attended UFC 295 as guests of White, who has praised his fellow Massachusetts’ native in the past and even promoted his appearance at the New York Comedy Festival that took place a week prior to the fight card.