Arnold Schwarzenegger played woke when it comes to wearing masks, and lost a sponsor as a result.
Sports nutrition company REDCON1, self-proclaimed “fastest-growing” brand in its category, was SUPPOSED to sponsor the former governor’s annual “Arnold Classic” bodybuilding competition. However, after his video about mask mandates went viral, they decided to drop him and distance themselves.
In his rant, Schwarzenegger told Americans concerned that mask mandates infringe on their personal rights, “Screw your freedom.”
“When you affect other people, that is when it gets serious. You cannot say, ‘No one is going to tell me that I’m going to stop here, that I have to stop at this traffic light here. I’m going to go right through it.’ Then you kill someone else, and then it is your doing,” he continued, “This is the same thing with the virus. You cannot go not put the mask on because when you breathe, you can infect someone else. And you can infect someone that then gets sick and may die.”
REDCON1 founder Aaron Singerman announced in a press released that his company is completely cutting ties with Schwarzenegger after learning that his views on freedom do not line up with American values.
BREAKING: One of the top supplement companies in the world REDCON1 https://t.co/VJDAHWkGu3, slams @Schwarzenegger for his anti-American comments, and pulls their support for his @arnoldclassic world wide. #ScrewYourFreedoms pic.twitter.com/53iH7wQvLb
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) August 17, 2021
“Making the public declaration, ‘screw your freedoms,’ is dangerous and anti-America,” Singerman said. “REDCON1 is a patriotic pro-freedom brand and community. We support everyone’s individual freedoms.”
It’s nice to see companies standing up for what is right.
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