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Schwarzenegger Loses Corporate Sponsor Of Bodybuilding Event For ‘Dangerous, Anti-American’ Comment

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rant about the importance of wearing face masks has landed him in hot water.

Fox News can confirm the former governor of California has lost a sponsor for his annual bodybuilding event known as the Arnold Classic due to controversial comments he made last week. The former governor of California riled up citizens when he called mask-averse Americans “schmucks” and said, “screw your freedom,” to those seeking to terminate COVID-19 mandates.

In a statement to Fox News on Friday, REDCON1, a sports nutrition brand, confirmed they’ve pulled out from Schwarzenegger’s event as well as any others he’s involved in.

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“To be clear we did not pull out of the event because of a mask issue. We understand the importance of public safety as well as the responsibilities all event organizers. These are unprecedented times and we’re aligned with public safety for all. We elected to discontinue support due to Arnold’s comment, ‘Screw Your Freedoms,’” a spokesperson for the company said.

“With the global influence Arnold personally possesses we find that ideology dangerous and anti-American,” the company continued.

“REDCON1 is a patriotic pro-freedom brand rooted in the uncompromising unapologetic belief that you, as an American, are entitled to your freedoms and opinion and should not be insulted or persecuted for having a varying view. We support everyone’s individual freedoms,” the statement concludes.

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REDCON1 founder Aaron Singerman also voiced his opposition to Schwarzenegger’s comments on his personal Instagram, writing, “For the last 15 years I’ve been attending the Arnold Classic, and for at least a decade I’ve been a sponsor of the contest. I’ve loved Arnold as long as I remember, and credit him for my initial interest in bodybuilding and fitness. I’ve looked at him as a role model.

“A guy who had nothing and no advantages, who never made an excuse, and created tremendous success. He became an icon based on his work ethic, hi… (Read more)

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