Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger has posted a strong message to people hesitant to get a Covid-19 jab, saying they can “go f*** themselves” if they refuse it.
The Hollywood legend has been been railing against Covid misinformation for months and is urging people to take up the vaccine.
The former California governor reportedly said “you’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask” and that people could “go f*** themselves” if they turn down the opportunity to be vaccinated, reports Vanity Fair.
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In an interview on Tuesday, Schwarzenegger told former National Security Council staffer Alexander Vindman and CNN’s Bianna Golodryga that he’s disgusted with coronavirus misinformation out there and the Americans who think their actions don’t affect others.
He said: “A year and a half later, we are still in a mess and there are still people living in denial, there are still people that don’t believe in masks, there are still people out there who say, ‘Well, we don’t have to do social distancing,‘ and all this kind of stuff.
“And I just think that people ought to be reminded over and over that the experts are saying that we have to wear masks, especially when you go indoors, the experts are saying that you should still wash your hands regularly, you should still do social distancing, especially now with this new comeback of the virus, which is the fourth round now, that we have to really go and work together.”
He added: “I think people should know there is a virus here, it kills people. And the only way we prevent it is we get vaccinated, we wear masks, we do social distancing, washing your hands all of the time, and not just to think about, ‘Well, my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.’ No, screw your freedom. Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities. You cannot just say, ‘I have the right to do x, y, and z,’ when you affect other people.
“You cannot go and 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. Yeah, you have the freedom to wear no mask, but you know something? You’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask.”
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