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Like most teenagers, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s childhood bedroom was draped with posters of his idols. However for him, his father looked at a bedroom complete of images of half-naked weightlifters and bodybuilders and right away jumped to the conclusion that his son was gay.
According to Gay Star News, in an interview with Xposure, the future Terminator star said: “he ran right after me with a belt and beat me.”
“I don’t know if mum thought I was gay, or if she just believed anything was off and believed ‘let’s catch it early,” he continued. “She asked the medical doctor, ‘Can you support me? I do not know if there’s anything incorrect with my song simply because his wall is full of naked guys. All of Arnold’s friends have images of girls above their bed. And Arnold has no girls.’”
The movie-star-turned-governor didn’t usually have a friendly track record when it came to pro-LGBT legislation, vetoing same-sex marriage bills in 2005 and 2007, but later performed two exact same-sex ceremonies.