“Screw your f…” – Arnold Schwarzenegger Acknowledged a Major Controversial Comment He Made in 2021

Published 04/09/2023, 3:00 PM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has apologized for a past comment recently. One of the features of the internet is its ability to dig out comments from years ago and brew new controversies with it. For celebrities, that could also invite trouble since major backlashes have often ended careers for some of them. But some others manage to apologize and get over their mistakes as well.

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Now, Schwarzenegger has remained one of the most direct yet well-liked celebrities of our times. But the actor certainly found himself in trouble, especially after entering politics. That naturally meant having to be direct with opinions, which would offend someone or the other. Something similar happened in 2021 and a couple of years later, he apologized along with a statement.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger explains how he could’ve handled things better in 2021

Part of being a famous entity requires you to take a stand, while also taking the head of criticism. Schwarzenegger managed to do both and make things right recently. When an old interview of his resurfaced, the actor apologized by sharing another tweet. A user posted about how he was unsure when The Terminator actor said “screw your freedom,” during an interview, but realized that it was for the greater good.

The Austrian Oak retweeted that tweet and said, “I am sorry for saying those words.” The actor thanked people for understanding his statement with an open mind and stressed the need for being honest sometimes. Although he felt like he could have communicated better.

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America as a country has always taken pride in individual freedom, so his statement ended up hurting a lot of people who were against the COVID mandates.

It all began with a video of him during the pandemic when he made remarks about the COVID rules

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In August 2021, Schwarzenegger became one of the many celebrities to plead with people to use masks. He directly mentioned those against vaccines or masks and mentioned how freedom comes with implications. His voice perhaps came from being in politics and working as Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

Regardless, the actor himself comes from the Republican Party and always held opinions that seemed right to him, regardless of the party. While some have applauded him for apologizing, some others still feel the apology is not enough.

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What did you think of his statement and the following apology? Share your opinions in the comments.

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Neha Subhash Ghag

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Neha Ghag is writer at NetflixJunkie. She is a law graduate from Dr. Dy Patil college of law but found her passion in content writing.

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