Arnold Schwarzenegger’s annual bodybuilding competition, the Arnold Sports Festival, has lost a sponsor… and it looks like they won’t be back.
Last week, REDCON1, a sports supplement company, announced that it would discontinue its support of the upcoming event — also known as the Arnold Classic — as well as all other Schwarzenegger-related events. The move followed an interview from earlier this month where the Kindergarten Cop star and former Governor of California firmly took anti-mask protestors to school.
Speaking with CNN’s Senior Global Affairs analyst Bianna Golodryga and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as part of a virtual event for Vindman’s book, Here Right Matters, Schwarzenegger discussed his public efforts to shoot down misinformation surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic amidst rising COVID-19 case numbers due to the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy.
“There’s still people who live in denial, and still people who don’t believe in masks,” he observed, emphasizing the importance of listening to experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.