It appears people aren’t very happy with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Following a controversial post he shared on Instagram regarding the recent riots in the Capitol last week.
Well, let’s see how he is going to wriggle out of this one.
Schwarzenegger made a shocking comparison between the Capitol riots last week to Kristallnacht, a violent Nazi riot which occurred in Germany in 1938. It appears this move has lost him a few thousand followers on Instagram. Read the full story here…
1968, Austrian-born Schwarzenegger moved to the United States.
1977 chronicled the tale of Schwarzenegger’s defense of his Mr. Olympia crown in the Pumping Iron documentary.
The soon to be actor used his bodybuilding as a way to kick start his Hollywood career.
Schwarzenegger was inspired by Reg Park, a bodybuilder, and star in B-level Hercules movies, which would encourage him to later become a successful actor.
He was at the height of his bodybuilding career so it wouldn’t be long before he made the move to acting.
1976 Schwarzenegger received a Golden Globe Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in Stay Hungry. During the eighties he became a leading figure in several action movies, including Conan the Barbarian (1982) and its sequel, Conan the Destroyer (1984).
His most famous role……
Schwarzenegger who is most known for his popular role in The Terminator movie.
In 2003, Schwarzenegger decided to on a different career move…
The former actor threw his hat into the California governor’s race which ultimately won him a seat in a special election.
The governor promised to bring economic stability to the state.
In his first term he stated about the Democrats, “If they don’t have the guts, I call them ‘girlie-men. They should go back to the table and fix the budget.”
Although he left office in 2011…
Schwarzenegger is continuously involved with politics often sharing his opinion and advice with current leader.
Arnold called out our current president, Donald Trump.
Schwarzenegger finally lost his tether with the president after the shocking scenes at the Capitol last week.
Trump supporters began the riot in Washington D.C last Wednesday following Congress confirming Joe Biden’s win…
The riot quickly turned violent, wile thousands of supporters raided the Capitol and vandalised the historical building.
A total of 5 people have died as a result of the riots…
Meanwhile, President Trump shared a tweet about how “proud he was” of his supporters and how they should “fight” to win America back. As a resultTrump was suspended from all social media platforms.
This was history in the making…
Millions were saddened to see what has become of our country.
Political figures and celebrities took to social media straight away to share their thoughts on the situation.
Schwarzenegger shared his opinion on the matter.
The former governor posted a video on his Instagram to share his message with fellow Americans…
He made a rather controversial comparison that really didn’t sit well with a lot of his fans as he discussed the riots.
Schwarzenegger looked into the camera and compared Kristallnacht “Night of Broken Glass” – to the riots that took place last week.
Right before the second world war in 1983, Kristallnacht was a violent riot held by the Nazis in Germany against Jewish people. Shops and homes belonging to Jews were destroyed, while people were ruthlessly beaten and killed in the streets, and authorities allowed it to happen.
“I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass.”
“It was a night of rampage against the Jews carried out in 1938 by the equivalent of the Proud Boys,” Schwarzenegger then said.
“Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass right here in the United States. The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol, but the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol – they shattered the ideas we took for granted.”
The actor recalled his time as a youth while growing up in Austria – as he was born only 2 years after the Second World War in 1947.
“I grew up in the ruins of a country that suffered the loss of its democracy. Growing up, I was surrounded by broken men drinking away their guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history,” he said.
However, Schwarzenegger said, not every man was “rabid anti-Semites or Nazis” but gradually became complicit “step-by-step.”
“They were the people next door, like the lawyers, police officers, and state representatives who were present at Wednesday’s riot, he stated.
Schwarzenegger said as a youngster he witnessed the effect on people around him from the war and crimes committed by the Nazis which included his own father, who “would come home drunk once or twice a week, and he would scream and hit us and scare my mother.”
Schwarzenegger’s words touched many people.
His comparisons certainly resonate with the events that occurred last week. However it seems people didn’t appreciate it at all.
The actor lost thousands of followers on social media as a result.
This comes as a huge shock.
Listen to Schwarzenegger’s speech in the clip below: