Jack White Slams “Hypocritical Sellouts” Mark Wahlberg and Guy Fieri for Embracing “Disgusting Fascist” Donald Trump at UFC Event
Musician Jack White didn’t hold back his criticism for celebrities who were seen cozying up to former president Donald Trump at the UFC 290 event in Las Vegas over the weekend. Trump, who attended the mixed martial arts event at the T-Mobile Arena, met with various stars including Mark Wahlberg, restaurateur Guy Fieri, podcast host Joe Rogan, and Mel Gibson.
Taking to Instagram, White expressed his strong disapproval, stating, “Anybody who ‘normalizes’ or treats this disgusting fascist, racist, con man, disgusting piece of s*** Trump with any level of respect is ALSO disgusting in my book.” In an Instagram post featuring photos of the celebrities with Trump, White directly called out Joe Rogan, Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, and Guy Fieri, emphasizing that his statement was not up for discussion or debate.
Trump’s interaction with Fieri drew particular attention, with critics expressing disappointment and claiming it would tarnish Fieri’s reputation. Joe Rogan, known for his UFC commentary, has previously denied being a supporter of the Republican party, vehemently dismissing accusations of being a “secret conservative.” In a podcast episode, Rogan clarified his political stance, stating his support for the Second Amendment, military, and police while emphasizing his belief in the importance of a social safety net and his liberal views on various issues.
While Mark Wahlberg has not openly discussed his political affiliations, he criticized celebrities who bashed Trump in a 2016 interview, suggesting that many in Hollywood were out of touch with the everyday person providing for their family.
Jack White’s outspoken condemnation of Wahlberg, Fieri, and others for their association with Trump at the UFC event has sparked intense discussion and debate among fans and critics alike, underscoring the divisive nature of politics within the realm of celebrity culture.
Explosive Encounter: Mel Gibson and Donald Trump Cross Paths at Thrilling UFC 290 Event
Mel Gibson and Donald Trump found themselves mingling at UFC 290 in Las Vegas, setting off a wave of speculation and excitement. The former president, basking in the adoration of the crowd as he intensifies his 2024 presidential campaign, enjoyed a warm exchange with the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon star.
This unexpected rendezvous took place during a United Fighting Championship event, where Gibson was photographed engaged in conversation with Trump and political strategist Roger Stone.
Taking to Twitter, Stone, a close confidant whom Trump had pardoned during his time in office, gleefully shared the moment: “Shooting the sh*t with Donald Trump and Mel Gibson.” The charismatic entrance of the former president, accompanied by Dana White, president of UFC and an avid Trump supporter, was met with thunderous applause as he proceeded to interact with influential figures like podcaster Joe Rogan and Hollywood star Mark Whalberg.
Adding to the spectacle, South African fighter Dricus du Plessis unexpectedly leaped the cage to shake Trump’s hand following his victory over Robert Whittaker, prompting the former president to exchange high-fives with supporters. Despite facing two indictments, Trump remains the front-runner among Republican voters, evident from his substantial lead in the polls. His Las Vegas appearance came shortly after a speech in which he took aim at Joe Biden and his Republican rival Ron DeSantis, branding the former president as the “most crooked” in American history.
Mel Gibson, currently directing a sequel to his renowned film Passion of the Christ, was caught on camera saluting Trump during a previous UFC match in July 2021, a viral moment that resonated across social media platforms. Despite controversies surrounding accusations of anti-Semitism and homophobia in recent years, Gibson has been actively promoting his latest film, Sound of Freedom, which aims to expose child sex trafficking. Surprisingly, the movie surpassed expectations, topping the US box office on the July 4 public holiday, earning $14.2 million on its opening day. This achievement even outshone the highly anticipated Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, released the previous month, which earned $11 million despite being shown in more cinemas.
As a swing state in the US political landscape, Nevada played a pivotal role in the highly contested Senate race during the November midterm elections, slightly leaning towards the Democrats. With Gibson and Trump making waves in the heart of Las Vegas, one can only imagine the intrigue and speculation surrounding their interaction at the thrilling UFC event.
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