Some people are shamelessly petty. That’s why Arnold Schwarzenegger’s response to this internet troll brings to light what kind of person is really behind that keyboard – someone who really needs to rethink their approach on life.
As a former professional bodybuilder, Schwarzenegger was more than happy to promote and encourage everyone with physical or mental disabilities to get moving. Even more so, he posted a video online with a few of the medalists of a Special Olympics event with the caption “these guys inspire me!”
However, despite Schwarzenegger’s kind words, an internet troll decided to share his petty thoughts – he claimed ‘retards’ shouldn’t be in any kind of Olympics. It’s clear that this guy doesn’t have his head straight. This is what the troll posted in the comments section of the video:
“The Special Olympics make no sense. The Olympics are for the best athletes in the entire world to compete against each other to determine who is the best. Having retards competing is doing the opposite!”
It takes a special kind of hate for the world to post something like that. Schwarzenegger decided to handle the comment with class. He responds:
“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.”
It’s safe to say that this troll was put in his place for good!