clarified a recent comment she made about former President Donald Trump
earlier this week, calling it an "observation fact" rather than an "opinion."
On Monday, Fox spoke with “Jimmy Kimmel Live
!” guest host Arsenio Hall
about her love of UFC and her wild experiences attending live fights. During their discussion, Fox mentioned attending UFC 264
in Las Vegas
over the weekend and sitting in the same row as the former president.
“I'd never seen Secret Service
in person before,” the 35-year-old actor said, adding that Trump has “like, 30 Secret Service with him.”
“He was a legend, and that arena was very supportive of Trump when he arrived,” she said.
She went on to explain how the focus on Trump, as well as her proximity to him, made her nervous.
“I don’t know how I feel about it because if someone is a target, then I’m like, I could be harmed because I’m adjacent to where he is,” she told Hall. “So I was worried about my own safety, that’s all I was caring about, but yeah, I’ve never seen anything like that before. It was crazy.”
Although, in context, it appears that Fox was simply relaying an amusing anecdote on the late night
talk show, it appears that her comments were misconstrued by some.
On Wednesday night, the “Jennifer's Body
” star clarified her remarks on Instagram
“I never said Donald Trump is a legend; I said he was a legend.. in that arena (key part of the sentence),” she writes in her post.
“The arena was packed with UFC fight fans
,” she went on, “many of whom were clearly Republican
, based on the insane crowd reaction he received walking into the T-Mobile venue.”
She wrote, "That was an observable fact, not my opinion."
Fox concluded her statement
by slamming those on both sides of the political aisle who jumped to conclusions based on her comments.
"The world needs more of that," she sarcastically concluded.