After playing dozens of tough guys, armed commandos and killer robots in his movies, you would think people would know better than to mess with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The award-winning bodybuilder and former governor of California has kept himself busy since he left office, hosting The Celebrity Apprentice and using his fame to raise money for charity.
The Terminator star even stopped by the Special Olympics World Winter Games in his home country of Austria last week and shared a video of the event on Facebook. While most of the comments were positive, one particularly nasty one caught Schwarzenegger's eye.
Warning: this post contains some rude language.
So inspired by the athletes I'm meeting at Special Olympics World Games 2017 in Austria.Posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Special Olympics is an organization that lets athletes with intellectual disabilities compete on the world stage. Most people are inspired by the determination these athletes show, but one person commented on the video saying that these games "make no sense."
"The Olympics are for the best athletes in the entire world...having r-s competing is doing the opposite."
Lots of the actor's fans shut down this commenter immediately, but by far the most well-written and thought-out response came from Schwarzenegger himself.
Schwarzenegger's full comment reads:
As stupid and evil as this comment is, I'm not going to delete it or ban you (yet) because it's a teachable moment. You have two possible paths ahead. Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, compassion, brains, skill - actually more of every positive human quality than you. So take their path - you could learn from them, and try to challenge yourself, to give back, to add something from the world. Or you can stay on your path, and keep being a sad, pitiful, jealous internet troll who adds nothing to the world but mocks anyone who does out of small-minded jealousy. I know what you really want is attention, so let me be clear; if you choose to keep going this way, no one will ever remember you.
People loved the way Schwarzenegger managed to correct the nasty commenter while praising the athletes in his video.
It's no surprise that Schwarzenegger has a long history of supporting the Special Olympics, the event was founded by his former mother-in-law Eunice Kennedy Shriver and the actor's 4 children with Maria Shriver have all volunteered at Special Olympics events.
From the way the star put this hateful commenter in his place, it's clear that Schwarzenegger is a great spokesman for this event.
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