Bill Burr defends wife over flipping off Donald Trump at UFC match
Bill Burr has nothing but pride in his wife.
The comedian is publicly defending his wife of 10 years, Nia Renée Hill, after she was caught flipping off former president Donald Trump at the Ultimate Fighting Championship 295 match.
“I love my wife,” Burr, 55, remarked of the incident on the Rich Eisen Show. “You know where you stand with her.”
Trump, said to be a big fan of the American mixed martial arts competition, entered Madison Square Garden in New York City Saturday night alongside UFC president Dana White, Tucker Carlson, Kid Rock and son Don Jr.
As the crowd cheered, Trump approached his ringside seat in front of Burr and Hill for the featherweight fight between Diego Lopes and Pat Sabatini.
Actress, writer and producer Hill, 54, can be seen on the arena cameras, dressed in a black shirt and jeans, raising both middle fingers in the air.
The video of Hill giving Trump the double bird quickly appeared on social media, sparking commentators to bash the “Old Dads” star.
“So trashy. Surprise, surprise,” tweeted one person.
“Donald Trump walked into an arena that holds 20,000 people and 19,999 people were so happy. And then there was Bill Burr’s wife,” The Post Millennial editor Libby Emmons posted.
Some fans, however, cheered for Hill. “This is what free speech is all about! I fought for it, does not mean I have to agree with it! Do your thing young lady,” remarked another.
Burr, unsurprisingly, sided with his wife’s cheerleaders and spoke up for her First Amendment rights.
“The guy walked into the arena, everybody cheered, she gave him the finger, nobody got arrested,” he said on the Rich Eisen Show. “That’s why this country’s great!
“Everybody expressed themselves,” added Burr. “Can we all be adults … she’s hilarious.”
Burr, who shares two children with Hill, showed surprise that the moment went viral.
“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.”
Burr added: “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!’”