Arnold Schwarzenegger has been on the receiving end of some backlash after sharing his feelings about people who refuse to wear masks amid the rise of COVID-19 cases fueled by the Delta variant.

On Wednesday, the former governor of California spoke with CNN’s Bianna Golodryga and Alexander Vindman about COVID-19 misinformation and discussed his opinion of people who believe wearing a mask infringes upon their rights.

“Screw your freedom. Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities. You cannot just say, ‘I have the right to X, Y, and Z.’ When you affect other people, that is when it gets serious,” Schwarzenegger said.

Schwarzenegger went on to compare the disregard for mask mandates to violating traffic laws.

“You cannot say, ‘No one is going to tell me that I’m going to stop here, that I have to stop at this traffic light here. I’m going to go right through it.’ Then you kill someone else, and then it is your doing,” he said.

“This is the same thing with the virus,” the actor continued. “You cannot go not put the mask on because when you breathe, you can infect someone else. And you can infect someone that then gets sick and may die.”

Following his comments, Schwarzenegger’s name became a trending topic. Some slammed the “Terminator” star while reminding him of his Austrian background and privileged Hollywood lifestyle.

“Well, I guess I’m no longer an Arnold fan. Screw my freedom? Screw you,” read one tweet.

Another post appeared to suggest that Schwarzenegger’s comment reminded them of Adolf Hitler.

"Arnold Schwarzenegger commented ‘screw your freedom’ when referring to those refusing to follow CDC guidelines. Sounds like another famous Austrian from the 1930’s,” it read.

Schwarzenegger has been an advocate for following COVID-19 guidelines to stop the spread and end the virus. In January, he shared a video of himself receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Twitter and encouraged his followers to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation, May 16, 2016 in New York, New York. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images