Sylvester Stallone Criticized for Suggesting Rambo Wouldn't Wear a COVID-19 Mask

BY Josiah HughesPublished Jul 20, 2020

In a news story that could truly only exist in 2020, actor Sylvester Stallone has come under fire for suggesting that his fictional action hero Rambo would have not worn a COVID-19 face mask had the movie First Blood been set in present times.

He shared an image on his Instagram, wherein he suggested that Rambo would have helped spread the coronavirus in public. The image showed a still from First Blood where someone asked his character, "Where is the mask, son?" He shared it with the caption "If First Blood were to be made today."

The post has since been deleted, but was screencapped and can be seen as follows:

Stallone has been photographed wearing a face mask many times in regular life, so it's possible that this seemed like a bit of innocent, topical fun from whoever is in charge of his Instagram. But it has caused his fans to go wild on social media.

While the Instagram post has been deleted, a link to the post remains on his Twitter, and the replies are vicious:


Last year, Stallone released Rambo: Last Blood. The film was panned by critics.


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