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Schwarzenegger Has Choice Words for Anti-Maskers

'Screw your freedom'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2021 4:35 PM CDT
Schwarzenegger Has Choice Words for Anti-Maskers
Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 1, 2021.   (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)

(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger has been pushing vaccinations for a while now, and he sounds a little fed up with those ignoring the pleas of public health officials in regard to COVID. In an appearance on CNN, Schwarzenegger unloaded on those citing their own civil liberties, reports SF Gate.

  • "You have the freedom to wear no mask—but you know something? You’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask," said the former California governor. "Because you are supposed to protect your fellow Americans around you.”
  • “There is a virus here," he said, per USA Today. "It kills people and the only way we prevent it is: get vaccinated, wear masks, do social distancing, washing your hands all the time, and not just to think about, 'Well my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.' No, screw your freedom."

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  • He also shot down the argument that mask or vaccine mandates infringed on people's rights. "We put the traffic light at the intersection so someone doesn’t kill someone else by accident,” Schwarzenegger said. "You cannot say, 'No one is going tell me that I'm going to stop here at this traffic light here, I'm going to go right through it.' Yeah, then you kill someone else and then it is your doing."
(A celebrity who disagrees with this line of thought? The rapper son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.)

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