Arnold Schwarzenegger schools sexist ‘Terminator’ fan

Gregory Wakeman
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Schwarzenegger tells Men's Journal for an article published online on March 2, 2017, that he doesn't dwell on the affair that cost him his marriage to Maria Shriver and is focused on having a great relationship with his kids. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Arnold Schwarzenegger took a sexist Terminator “fan” to task in a recent Reddit Q&A, reminding him that the series has a proud history of strong, female characters.

Schwarzenegger was on Reddit to promote the first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, in which he once again reprises his role as the robotic killing machine. Reddit being Reddit, there were a few cynics and idiots in amongst the fans that were asking Schwarzenegger questions.

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Rather than ignoring one of them who had asked about Hollywood “piggybacking off of classics by using a female lead,” Arnold decided to immediately call them out, responding, “You know that Linda Hamilton is a leading woman in both Terminator 1 and 2, correct?” Of course Linda Hamilton is reprising her role as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate, too.

The question has since been removed by the Reddit moderator, while we can only hope that the individual that asked it is still taking a long hard look at himself and is already in the process of trying to turn his life around.

Gabriel Luna, from left, Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, cast members in the upcoming film "Terminator: Dark Fate," discuss the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Schwarzenegger has had quite the week. While in South Africa he was literally dropkicked by a buffoon. One of the Redditers decided to pass on their well wishes to Schwarzenegger following the incident, and the actor had the perfect response, “How can I feel better when I didn’t even feel bad?”

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Somehow, Schwarzenegger only had kind thoughts for the assailant, as he added, “I didn’t even press charges and I hope he gets his life on track.”

We’ll finally get to see Schwarzenegger as the T-800 once again when Terminator: Dark Fate is released in the UK on October 25.