Sponsor drops Arnold Schwarzenegger after his mask-wearing diatribe

Terminator actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been vocal about his stance on COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The 74-year-old has done everything from posting ‘stay at home’ videos during the mandated quarantine from his hot tub to personally donating $1 million, along with fundraising by selling merchandise with his famous catchphrases on it, to benefit pandemic relief. But after one of his recent comments about COVID-19 safety, one of Schwarzenegger’s sponsors believes the actor went too far, according to Cinema Blend.

REDCON1, one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s longtime bodybuilding sponsors, has decided to drop him following an interview he did with CNN earlier this month. While speaking about the spread of COVID-19, Schwarzenegger criticised anti-maskers for their choices to not listen to the safety guidelines outlined by the CDC, saying “Screw your freedoms.” 

REDCON1’s founder Aaron Singerman said his company elected to discontinue support due to Arnold’s comment, ‘Screw Your Freedoms.’ 

“With the global influence Arnold beholds we find that ideology dangerous and anti-America and community,” he said.

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