California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been accused of sexism and homophobia for calling political rivals “girlie men”.

According to Associated Press, Schwarzenegger was channeling a couple of Saturday Night Live comedians, who used “girlie men” as a term to put down their less-muscly gym colleagues.

“If they don’t have the guts, I call them girlie men,” Schwarzenegger said.

Democrats State Senator Sheila Kuehl called the term “troubling,” and said it was insulting to women and gay

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