Arnold Schwarzenegger triggered a stir on social networks after signing a visitor book at the Auschwitz Museum with a “Terminator” quote.
The Austrian star’s check out to the museum in Poland follows he was crowned with the inaugural Award for Fighting Hatred in June from the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation.
Following his see, the museum shared an image on Twitter, revealing that the 75-year-old signed their guestbook with his renowned catchphrase, “I’ll be back” from the “Terminator” franchise.
His use of the popular line fired up criticism from Twitter users who called the gesture “flippant” and “ugly.”
Amid the installing reaction, the Auschwitz Museum published on the social networks platform a description for the star’s signature.
“This check out was prepared to be reasonably brief. The engraving was implied to be a guarantee to return for another and more thorough check out,” the company composed.
Schwarzeneggar went to the memorial to “honor all the victims of the camp and deepen his understanding about history that would assist him battle versus bias nowadays,” the museum stated.
After he was revealed as the recipient of the recently developed award previously this year, Schwarzenegger composed in a declaration about experiencing hatred that “drew out of control,” Variety reported.
“I am witness to the ruins of a nation broken by the Nazis,” Schwarzenegger composed in a declaration at the time.
“I saw direct how this hatred drew out of control and I share these agonizing memories with the world in the hopes of avoiding future catastrophes and informing soldiers about individual obligation. I stand with the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation and their objective of education to guarantee NEVER AGAIN,” he included.
Schwarzenegger was born in 1947 in a little town near Graz, Austria, called Thal and immigrated to the United States at the age of21