Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comments about the afterlife have raised a few eyebrows today …
As he claimed it’s all a “fantasy!”
And he wasn’t the only famous face that agreed!
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Now, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a legend to us all, and if you don’t know who he is… How could you not?
Born on July 30, 1947, near Graz, Austria, the star rose into the public eye as the world’s top bodybuilder.
Schwarzenegger began lifting weights when he was just fifteen years old.
He then won the Mr. Universe title at the age of twenty.
And the 1977 documentary, Pumping Iron, which chronicles the tale of Schwarzenegger’s defense of his Mr. Olympia crown, was released in 1977 when he was just thirty years old.
And it just got better from there.
Schwarzenegger soon turned to the movies, in particular, those of Reg Park, a bodybuilder, and star in B-level Hercules movies, for inspiration for what would later become a hugely successful movie career.
And he got off to a strong start…
After a few small parts, Schwarzenegger received a Golden Globe Award for Best Newcomer for his performance in 1976’s Stay Hungry.
He made any movie he was in a fantasic 1.
Going on to become a leading figure in several smash-hit ’80s action flicks, including Conan the Barbarian (1982) and its sequel, Conan the Destroyer (1984).
Schwarzenegger is well known for 1 particular role.
The popular Terminator franchise.
Which fans couldn’t get enough of.
And have seen the star reprise his role for several sequels.
But that’s not all Schwarzenegger has achieved.
The star threw his hat into the California governor’s race and ended up winning a seat in a special election.
“If they don’t have the guts, I call them ‘girlie-men,'” he said of Democrats, early in his first term.
“They should go back to the table and fix the budget.”
He’s truly an incredible figure for our society.
And strives to be a great role model.
Despite his incredible success…
Things have taken their toll on the star’s personal life.
Schwarzenegger divorced Maria Shriver after twenty-five years of marriage.
TMZ reported that the divorce occurred in LA. Superior Court on Tuesday, December 28.
Now, the divorce was actually already dealt with by a private judge earlier in the month, but a sitting judge needed to enter it into the court system for it to be official…
In regards to the property settlement, TMZ has estimated that $400 million will be split down the middle due to no existing prenup.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver have a total of 4 children together.
Katherine Schwarzenegger, who is engaged to Chris Pratt, Christina Schwarzenegger, thirty, Patrick Schwarzenegger, twenty-eight, and Christopher Schwarzenegger, twenty-four.
He also has another child, Joseph Baena, twenty-four, whose parent is sixty-year-old Mildred Patricia Baena, a housekeeper working for the family for twenty years, leaving the job after the affair.
And that’s when the marriage started to see cracks.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver have been separated for some time now, but are amicable with one another, and have moved on with other people.
Schwarzenegger is now dating Heather Milligan, and Shriver has been dating Matthew Dowd, as per Otakukart.
Despite this, Schwarzenegger has made sure to keep the family close. You only have to look at his Instagram to see just how family-oriented he is.
But as we’ve mentioned before, not only is he passionate about his family, but the actor is also a huge ‘anti-hate’ advocate.
Back in June he even won the ‘Fighting Hatred’ award from Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation for his messages on social media.
However, despite his good work, there was a fateful mistake in Arnie’s past.
The actor visited Auschwitz concentration camp where he met with survivors of The Holocaust.
As per AP, after his visit, the star said: “This is a story that has to stay alive, this is a story that we have to tell over and over again.
“I was the son of a man who fought in the Nazi war and was a soldier… Let’s fight prejudice together and let’s just terminate it once and for all.”
And while he was applauded by many for showing support and solidarity, what he wrote in the Auschwitz Memorial guestbook has ruffled a few feathers…
Along with his signature, The Terminator star wrote: ‘I’ll be back.’
Although many knew there was no ulterior motive to his words, some have blasted the actor online.
One Twitter user wrote: “Not sure the tone of that was entirely suitable,” while another added: “A bit frivolous and tacky.”
A third added: “I’m glad he visited and wrote in the book but I had to think twice about the message.
“I’m sure he meant it in the nicest possible way and having been there I know it’s hard to find the right words but I’m not sure these were the best.”
After seeing the comments, Auschwitz Memorial attempted to clear things up…
Writing: “This visit was planned to be relatively short. The inscription was meant to be a promise to return for another and more in-depth visit.”
And this week, his comments to Interview Magazine about the afterlife have caused yet more controversy.
“It reminds me of Howard Stern’s question to me,” he said. “‘Tell me, governor, what happens to us when we die?’ I said, ‘Nothing. You’re 6 feet under. Anyone that tells you something else is a f***ing liar.'”
“We don’t know what happens with the soul and all this spiritual stuff that I’m not an expert in, but I know that the body as we see each other now, we will never see each other again like that.”
“Except in some fantasy. When people talk about, ‘I will see them again in heaven,’ it sounds so good, but the reality is that we won’t see each other again after we’re gone. That’s the sad part. I know people feel comfortable with death, but I don’t.”
Danny DeVito, in the same interview, agreed.
“To me, heaven is where I put a person who I love dearly, who is kind, who is generous, who made a difference in my life and other people’s lives,” he added. “I keep them in a spot in my head, like that front row that you have of all of your friends. And you always have a good feeling when you think of them.”
What do you think of their comments?