Comedian Bill Burr responded with sarcasm to the backlash after his wife, Nia Renée Hill, was captured giving former President Donald Trump the middle finger at a recent UFC event held at Madison Square Garden.
The incident, which occurred on November 11, saw Hill flipping two birds in the direction of Trump, who was seated nearby. Although Trump appeared unaware of the gesture, it garnered attention from his supporters on social media, sparking outrage.
You can see the moment Hill gave Trump the middle finger in the video below.
During an interview on The Rich Eisen Show, Burr called out Trump supporters' hypocrisy after they cried foul over Hill's actions, pointing out the logical inconsistency within a group that one minute will call detractors "snowflakes" but the next minute claim that any criticism toward Trump is "disrespectful."
You can hear his remarks in the video below.
Burr quickly dismissed the uproar when asked about it:
"I love my wife, you know where you stand with [her.] 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? I mean, I don’t know about you, but I came here to go to the fights. I didn’t know I was going to the Republican National Convention."
Burr also pointed out that Trump's supporters who criticize President Joe Bidencouldn't have it "both ways":
"Those Trump guys, they’re always going, ‘Ah, you’re snowflakes, F your feelings,’ and all of that. And then you make fun of Trump, they’re like, ‘Oh my God, it’s so disrespectful!’ It's like you’re saying, ‘F Joe Biden!’"
"It’s like, you can’t have it both ways!"
Many have defended Hill following the incident.
And others concurred with Burr's assessment of Trump supporters' behavior.
Trump himself has not commented on the incident, which came as he continues to face legal challenges in New York related to the Trump Organization's financial misdeeds.