Arnold Schwarzenegger says anyone making COVID-19 masks ‘a political issue is an absolute moron’
LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger is speaking up about the importance of wearing face coverings during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order making it mandatory for residents to wear masks while in public, when social distancing is not possible.
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Schwarzenegger, who was governor of California from 2003 to 2010, shared his opinion on Twitter, stating the decision was “100% the right move.”
The “Terminator” actor added on Twitter, “This will help us beat this terrible virus. The science is unanimous - if we all wear masks, we slow down the spread and can reopen safely. Anyone making it a political issue is an absolute moron who can’t read.”
Newsom’s new requirement comes on the heels of recent increases in positive cases in California, as the state begins to reopen.
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The decision to wear face masks continues to cause a national divide among the country.
The action star continues to be an advocate and voice for staying indoors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schwarzenegger’s Twitter bio includes a link to represent.com, a page which offers merchandise by celebrities — including his “Stay Inside” shirt.