Arnold Schwarzenegger urges fans to 'ignore the morons' amid coronavirus pandemic


Arnold Schwarzenegger has urged his Instagram followers to "ignore the morons" amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 72-year-old actor has posted a video message on the platform, revealing he's gone into self-quarantine amid the health crisis and is set to spend the coming days having fun with his pets - including a mini horse and a llama - at his home in California.

In a video message in which he is seen feeding his pets, Schwarzenegger explained: "The important thing is that you stay at home, because there's a curfew now. No one is allowed out - especially someone who is 72 years old.

"After you're 65, you're not allowed outside the house any more, you've got to stay at home."

Schwarzenegger - who has more than 19 million followers on Instagram - captioned the video message: "Stay at home

"Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together.‬ (sic)"

Meanwhile, fellow Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon recently admitted she feels "stressed" and "confused" about coronavirus.

The Oscar-winning actress - who has kids Ava, 20, Deacon, 16, and Tennessee, seven - feels as though she's been "flooded by opinion" amid the ongoing health crisis.

She said: "I'm feeling everything that everyone out there is feeling: confusion, stress.

"I'm trying to look for the most scientific facts and not listen to too much opinion. I feel flooded by opinion. (I'm) talking to friends who I find very grounding."

Reese, 43, has discussed the issue with her mother - but she concedes "we're all in new territory".

The 'Morning Show' star reflected: "It's never happened in my lifetime. Talking to my mother and hearing a historical perspective is interesting from her. But I think we're all in new territory."