Arnold Schwarzenegger says he shouldn’t have used the phrases “girlie man” to insult his political rivals — saying, “In the long term, it’s better to not say that.”
The former California governor famously used the time period on the 2004 Republican National Convention –saying, “And to those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say, don’t be economic girlie man!”
At the time, the feedback had been met with thunderous applause from politicians like Rudy Giuliani and Dick Cheney (each gave Arnold a standing ovation).
But now, Arnold tells Men’s Health he needs he didn’t use the time period — however not as a result of it’s offensive to ladies or effeminate males …
“I called them girlie men because they weren’t willing to take risks,” Arnold stated … “They were afraid of everything.”
“Politicians in general want to do little things so there’s no risk involved. But it was shortsighted. In the long term, it’s better to not say that, because you want to work with them.”
In the 30th Anniversary Issue, Arnold additionally talked about his remedy of girls earlier than the #MeToo motion … saying, “Looking back, I stepped over the line several times, and I was the first one to say sorry. I feel bad about it, and I apologize.”
Back in 2003, a number of ladies got here out and accused Arnold of sexual misconduct earlier in his Hollywood profession … claiming he would grope them towards their will.
Arnold had stated many of the allegations had been unfaithful — however fessed as much as “behaving badly sometimes.”
Fast ahead to the brand new interview … the place Arnold explains, “When I became governor, I wanted to make sure that no one, including me, ever makes this mistake. That’s why we took sexual harassment courses, to have a clear understanding, from a legal point of view and also from a regular-behavior point of view, of what is accepted and what is not.”