If you haven’t seen it already, Arnold has been all of the news. His affairs are surfacing from years past. Due to his conduct the Fitness Hall Of Fame is considering expelling Schwarzenegger for his wrong doings.
In a survey taken this week by the members of the National Hall Of Fame, members voted on whether they thought Arnold should be stripped of his title. Just two months ago he was also awarded the “Fitness Spokesperson of the Century.”
“We here at The National Fitness Hall of Fame have received an overwhelming amount of feedback, from the public, expressing many emotions from disapproval and disgust to abhorrence and hatred. Cries to remove Arnold from The National Fitness Hall of Fame are many and far reaching,” the Hall of Fame (HOF) wrote in an email to all members on Monday, before asking them to email their thoughts on possible expulsion to HOF’s founder and executive director, John Figarelli (source).
After the final ruling based on the survey. The National Fitness Hall of Fame voted not to strip Arnold of his title. This was due to the fact that they didn’t believe his personal life should interfere with his professional status.
“The fitness/bodybuilding world absolutely still has his back. What happened to Arnold and Maria is their business and no one should pass judgment. Arnold was and will always be a hero to the entire bodybuilding and fitness community for his accomplishments in Hollywood and politics,” Joe Pietaro, founding editor of MuscleSport Magazine told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “This is a personal family matter and should not impact his business ventures in any way. If anything, the bodybuilding community will embrace Arnold more if others shun him.”
“Before Arnold came to the U.S. and became a bodybuilding champion, the sport had a small cult following. He brought it to the mainstream,” Pietaro said. “With him at the helm, the sport took off in the mid-to-late 1970’s and that resulted in the fitness craze the following decade, none of that would have been possible without Arnold.”
Personally, this dicission causes mixed feelings. This may be due to the fact that Arnold is such a role mole for many in the fintess community. It’s like knowing that Superman had kids with someone other then Lois Lane. Whether it’s right or wrong we can’t deny his impact on bodybuilding and the fitness culture in America.
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