Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pro-face mask tirade in which the former Republican governor declared “screw your freedom” has lost a corporate sponsor because of his rant.
During an interview earlier this month, Schwarzenegger advocated for COVID-19 precautions and mocked Americans opposed to wearing face masks.
“I think people should know, there is a virus here. It kills people, and the only way we prevent it is to get vaccinated, to wear masks, to do social distancing, washing your hands all the time, and not just to think about, ‘Well my freedom is being disturbed here,'” Schwarzenegger said.
“No, screw your freedom!” he declared. “Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities, you cannot just say, ‘I have the right to X, Y, Z,’ when it affects other people.”
Schwarzenegger conceded that Americans “have the freedom to wear no mask,” but called such people “a schmuck.”