by Matt Weik
Growing up and seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger in all the magazines and films, he was something of an idol of mine. The fact that the man could basically come to the United States with nothing and become what he has today is really the American dream.
But between politics, affairs and his idiotic statements, Arnold Schwarzenegger is, in my opinion, NOT our industry leader, as many have thought for years.
What happened to old Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Over the years we’ve seen more and more things with Arnold that raised some eyebrows. This is the man we saw on the big screen, is a household name, has done everything from shooting robots in the face to characters that made kids giggle and laugh. We then watched him become governor of California.
Meanwhile, Arnold Schwarzenegger did what he wanted and worked for everything he has done in his career – including one of the greatest bodybuilders ever.
I’m not sure if staying at the house last year affected his psyche or if he’s now a complete political and government puppet, but old Arnold is clearly gone.
What am i talking about
I recently saw an interview where Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about the pandemic and his feelings towards people who don’t wear masks or get the vaccine. Well, he’s made some pretty off-the-wall comments and, honestly, he’s losing LOTS of fans (including me).
I checked out the comments on his social media posts and he got blasted left and right. But here’s what he said or didn’t say in the interview that made me change my mind about Arnold.
Here are my four most important points:
1. “Damn your freedom”
In the interview that Arnold Schwarzenegger conducted, he spoke about people who wear / not wear a mask and get vaccinated and whether this violates their freedom. He believes this is not the case. But screw up MY freedoms? For real? This is the same guy who left Austria to come to the United States to build freedom and career, and this hypocrite wants to tell me to “screw up my freedom”. We have gone from EVERYONE who has “two weeks to stop the spread” to now over a year and people are not being told what to do and what not to do. Everyone returns to their normal life and no longer lives in fear. These politicians have no plan and the vaccine is not the solution, but they still want to scare Americans.
Sorry, but who does Arnold think he is? Without the freedoms we have here in America, he would still be the same toothless nobody in Austria rubbing two nickels together and a donkey to help him with his work instead of having one as a pet in his million dollar home in these days. America gave him everything he has today and he wants to shit on us and tell us to screw up our freedom? GTFO.
For starters, vaccines and masks aren’t a law. In his interview, he compares vaccines and masks with a red light. It is illegal to blow a red light – wearing a mask or vaccinating is not. There’s a huge difference that Arnold obviously doesn’t understand.
2. You are an ornament for not wearing a mask
Hey you, if you don’t wear a mask you are a sucker. Yeah, okay, Arnold. Take a seat and relax. I think when your acting career comes to an end you will have to turn to politics to get paid. His interview sounded like the Democratic Party wrote the whole thing, handed it over to him, and told him to stick to the script (despite being a “Republican”).
The fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger calls everyone an idiot for not wearing a mask is hilarious. This is the same guy who cheated on his wife with her housekeeper and had a child with her. Sorry ah-nold, you’re the sucker. Back then we didn’t have masks, but condoms – just like that.
3. Not talking about health and exercise
At a time when people needed to focus on their health and fitness, Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to get involved in politics. He could have explained that obesity and a lack of vitamin D are risk factors for COVID and people need to focus more on improving their health. But he did not do it. Instead, it was a big talking point for masks and vaccines. You know, the cloth masks you want to wear, that when you sneeze you can see all this meanness going right through and in the air. But hey, that’s supposed to help keep people safe, right? Follow science. LOL.
However, here we are with people who get sick, spread, and die from COVID who are fully vaccinated. Doesn’t anyone else see the problem? Getting an experimental vaccine no one knows about the side effects AND you can still get, spread, and die from the virus. So really what’s the point? Supposedly catching the virus can help prevent death, but you already had a survival rate of over 99% to begin with.
Vaccination should be a personal decision between you and your doctor. I’m not an Anti-Vax or Pro-Vax, I’m Pro-Choice and common sense. People with and without a vaccine get sick, so why put a foreign substance in my body? If you are older or immunocompromised, you should definitely get it. But if people were more careful about their health, would we have this conversation at all?
4. Not talked about immunity
Again, Arnold Schwarzenegger could have talked about immunity and effective ways to strengthen the immune system. This is Mr. Health ”from back then, and in the interview he didn’t say a word about health and fitness or how to improve.
This is the guy who bikes everywhere, has a home gym the size of a commercial gym, and supposedly eats incredibly clean. However, he was silent when he could have used the platform to promote health and boost immunity. I wonder why Maybe because he was told what to say? Hmm
Overall, I haven’t been impressed with Arnold Schwarzenegger lately. His constant nonsense and political pressure thwart what was once the most powerful man in bodybuilding, health and fitness.