Sylvester Stallone is hitting back against a recent report that he joined the Mar-A-Lago club, which is owned by former President Donald Trump.
Last week, the New York Post reported that the "Rocky" star purchased a residence in Palm Beach, Florida, which is where the famous club is located (and where Trump now lives full time). Since then, Sly has been the topic of viral conversations and tweets — the pro Trump crowd is lauding over him, whereas the anti-Trump crowd is criticizing him and threatening to boycott his films.
Now, Sly is claiming the report is, well, fake news.
"I would like to say to everyone that this never happened. This is just not true. It NEVER ever happened," he said on Instagram alongside a screenshot from the New York Post's story. "I mean no disrespect to anyone, I'm simply not a member .. So Keep Punching Folks."
Many of his followers wondered why it would be a big deal if he did become a member.
"Nothing is wrong. It's whether the truth is reported or not. That's the issue," Sly said.
Clearly aggravated with the report, Sly later took a shot at the newspaper.
"And unreliable 'source' Gave it to the New York post. It's sad because it's a complete and utter false hood," the three-time Oscar nominee wrote.
The notion that Sly joined the club wasn't completely surprising. In 2018, The "Creed" star visited Trump in the White House and the two appeared chummy in photos. He was also pictured with Eric Trump at an event at Mar-A-Lago in 2016.
The actor's rep did acknowledge that Sylvester was at Mar-A-Lago recently, telling The Hollywood Reporter that he attended a fundraiser there. However, he "is officially not a member of the Mar-a-Lago Club," his rep said. "He did not join the organization, he did not pay initiation dues."
Further, the rep said Sly is a member of The Breakers Club in Palm Beach, not Mar-a-Lago.