Ricky Schroder Films Video Harassing Costco Employees Over Mask Wearing
Twitter users roasted former child star Ricky Schroder after a video of him berating Costco employees went viral over the weekend. Schroder refused to wear a mask and protested when he wasn’t allowed in the store.
The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated people can “resume activities as [they] did prior to the pandemic,” excepting crowded spaces, like airports or other modes of transportation. The announcement led 13 states to lift their mask mandates, including Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Other states have opted to keep their mandates as they await further evidence. California is one such state.
Costco announced, following updated CDC guidelines, that the national chain would no longer require shoppers to wear masks within their stores. Individual stores must, however, still abide by local and regional laws concerning mask mandates.
In the footage posted, an employee politely tried to explain these policies to Schroder. The actor demanded a refund and urged others both online and present to do the same. The manager offered Schroder a full refund.
Former child star Rick Schroder harasses a Costco employee over face masks pic.twitter.com/HRlWeJJlt1
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Later, Schroder attempted an apology, saying that he wanted, “to make a point to the corporate overlords, and sorry that I had to use you to do it.” He continued with, “If I hurt your feelings I apologize, but I do think that independence from medical tyranny is more important than hurting people’s feelings.”
Schroder, who wore a “Blue Lives Matter” hat in the video, donated over $150,000 last year to pay for the bail of Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen accused of shooting and killing two people during a protest.
The actor is most well-known for the 1980s sitcom Silver Spoons, as well as a three-season stint on NYPD Blue.