Ricky Schroder made it difficult for a Costco supervisor this week when he tried to enter a Costco location in California without wearing a mask.
The 51-year-old former child star filmed the confrontation as he scolded the supervisor for not being allowed to enter in the wake of CDC guidelines that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks, except where required by local law.
Schroder concluded his stunt, which he posted on Saturday, by getting his Costco membership back and urging his followers to do the same.
Breaking the Rules: Former child actor Ricky Schroder, 51, spoke to a Costco supervisor in a video posted to Instagram on Saturday for not letting him in without a mask
Schroder, who was arrested twice in less than a month in 2019 for domestic violence, opened the video by asking about the name and position of the supervisor within the store.
“And why don’t you let me in?” he continued.
“Because there has been no change in the state of California and in the county of Los Angeles and Coscto -” he begins, before Schroder interrupts to falsely claim that a change has taken place.
Schroder cites reports that Costco will no longer require shoppers to wear masks and will operate under an honorary system as to who has been vaccinated, but that will only be the case when state and local regulations allow shoppers to be unmasked.
Details: Schroder, who was arrested twice in 2019 for domestic violence in less than a month, opened the video by asking about the name and position of the supervisor in the store
The Facts: The employee explains that California and LA still have mask mandates, before Schroder interrupts to falsely claim a change has taken place
The supervisor replies, “Costco always goes above and beyond what it does in complying with the law, and the California mandate hasn’t changed.”
He also adds that there is a possibility that the mask mandate could be changed or removed by June.
“Oh, if they allow us?” Schroder says indignantly. ‘If they allow us to, our kings? The people in power? Are you going to listen to these people? They destroyed our economy. ‘
Keeping a cool head and staying professional amid the rant, the supervisor explains again that Costco only follows the law in California and Los Angeles.
Rant: Schroder gets outraged after the supervisor suggests California could change the rules in June. ‘If they allow us to, our kings? The people in power? Are you going to listen to these people? ‘
Schroder then turns the camera on himself, urging his followers to end their membership and get their money back from California Costcos.
The supervisor then adds that the mask mandate still applies to all shopping stories in California and that he is personally unaware of any locations that violate the law and leave everyone in the state shopping unmasked.
The store manager then brings out a receipt for his refund, and Schroder repeats his call to his fans to end their membership before they leave.
Boycott Costco until they act like a Free American Company … not [Chinese flag emoji], ” Schroder wrote in his caption.
Giving a speech: The store manager then brings out a receipt for his refund and Schroder tells his fans to end their membership before they leave
It is unclear whether Schroder was vaccinated against the new coronavirus, or if he tried to enter without a mask while he was not vaccinated.
Later on Saturday, he posted a warning sent to him by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) about an incident where he allegedly went without a mask on a JetBlue flight.
He got out with a warning, but the letter added that a second offense could result in a fine of up to $ 13,910 and disqualify him from participating in the TSA PreCheck program.
The actor appeared to be in danger of ‘armed conflict’ if mask mandates were enforced in his caption.
“If we allow them to achieve their goals of discriminating against Americans using medical tyranny, which limits movement and trade for some, there is no hope but armed conflict to resolve this,” he wrote. That is why their plans must be completely destroyed. Not partial …. no half measures. There is no place to fall back on. Get up and fight. Win or lose. ‘
Receipts: Many social media users referred to Schroder who donated to save Kyle Rittenhouse, who is on trial for murder for allegedly shooting and murdering two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Innocent bystander: Others criticized Schroder for berating a service employee who did his job for a political stunt
Several social media users denounced Schroder for his actions, referring him to helping pay bail for Kyle Rittenhouse, who is on trial for shooting and murdering two men and severely injuring a third during the unrest following protests inspired by the murder. Jacob Blake by the police in Kenosha. , Wisconsin.
“Never forget that“ Ricky ”helped Schroder pay bail for Kyle Rittenhouse – the 17-year-old who killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Now this. On brand … ‘wrote Rex Chapman.
In November, Schroder told the New York Post that he donated bail to the accused murderer because “It made me angry.
“This boy is innocent and he will be proven innocent,” he claimed. “I’ve done what every father should have done, and that’s getting a kid out of prison who doesn’t deserve to be there.”
During his showdown, Schroder wore a baseball cap with a variation of the ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag, a modified American flag in black and white, with the exception of a single blue strip signifying law enforcement.
While popular with the police and those who support them, the flag is also described as being anti-Black Lives Matter.
Not a fan: Others joked about his filmography
Laughing: Another person made fun of Schroder in the context of other right-wing actors at the end of their careers. Ricky Schroder is Scott Baio’s Kevin Sorbo [sic], ‘They wrote.
Others criticized Schroder for berating a service employee who did his job for a political stunt.
This is not about Ricky Schroder’s politics or even his stance on masks … ANYONE who feels the need to publicly berate store associates in this way – about policies they have no control over – is just an a * **** e, ‘wrote filmmaker Andy Signore.
Some also joked about his past as a child actor.
One user quipped: ‘1980s Ricky Schroder: Plays a spoiled rich kid on TV. 2020s Ricky Schroder: Is a spoiled rich kid in real life. ‘
Another person made fun of Schroder in the context of other late career right-wing actors.
Ricky Schroder is Scott Baio’s Kevin Sorbo [sic], ‘she tweeted.
His greatest movie: A user used a still of Schroder crying with Faye Dunaway from his 1979 movie The Champ, one of the roles he is best known for. “Ricky Schroder after being told he can’t enter Costco without a mask,” they joked
One user used a still of Schroder crying with Faye Dunaway from his 1979 film The Champ, one of the roles he is best known for.
“Ricky Schroder after being told he can’t enter Costco without a mask,” they joked.
Schroder seems to have taken a break from acting, like his own, in recent years IMDb page lists his latest on-screen credit as from 2016.