Ricky Schroder’s film and television career might be as lifeless as the battery in that train from Silver Spoons, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have numerous acting opportunities at his disposal. For example, Ricky continues to act like an asshole. And that might be due to the fact that Ricky is a Male Karen with a victim complex, which means Ricky gets really fired up when he thinks his rights are being infringed upon. Just like over the weekend, when Ricky really wanted to shop maskless at his local Costco. But alas, Ricky was denied his Kirkland jorts and $5 rotisserie chickens, because Costcos in California haven’t changed their in-store mask policy. And that made Ricky angry enough to whip out his phone and show all the strangers of the internet what happens when you ask Ricky Schroder to do something as simple as cover his face.
Last week, the CDC announced they were updating their mask guidelines, stating that fully vaccinated people can start going without a mask in public if they so choose. Costco did make masks optional for vaccinated customers when shopping in their stores but added that they will follow state guidelines. And the mask mandate is still in place in California. Ricky didn’t care about that and flipped the fuck out on a poor Costco supervisor named Jason, who works at a Los Angeles, California location:
Ricky posted the video on Saturday and encouraged all his followers to boycott Costco until they “act like a Free American Company” and not China (which was implied by the use of a Chinese flag emoji). But what Ricky is forgetting is that Costco is a free American company, which means they can implement any rules they want for the people who shop there. While going full “I want to speak to Mr. Costco” on Jason, Ricky asks if Jason has seen the latest mask update from Costco CEO Craig Jelinek. The same could be asked of Ricky. Ricky, did YOU read the update? Because if Ricky had, he would have known that Costco hasn’t really changed their mask policy. Ricky claimed that “Nationwide Costco” announced there were no more masks to be worn in stores, but that’s not the truth. via Yahoo! News:
[He was] most likely referring to the letter Costco CEO Craig Jelenik released on Friday explaining the company’s modification of their face covering policy in some U.S. Costco locations. In the letter, Jelenik explained that at Costco locations where the state or local jurisdiction does not have a mask mandate, they will allow fully vaccinated members and guests to enter Costco without a face mask or face shield. In Costco locations where the state or local jurisdiction does have a mask mandate, face coverings will continue to be required.
At the end of the video, Ricky Schroder demands a refund for his Costco membership, which he receives by yet another Costco employee who is 100% over Ricky’s shit and is likely just relieved to have him vacate the premises. And it shouldn’t shock anyone to see that Ricky had people cheering for him on the sidelines, like Ricky’s fellow Loser Club member, Scott Baio:
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) May 16, 2021
Much like Ricky, Scott clearly doesn’t understand what free or public companies mean. What Scott is referencing is that Costco is a publicly traded company. It’s not a public institution, like a national park or the library. And who cares if Costco is asking you to wear a mask? Not everyone has been vaccinated yet, and people are still getting sick. And if Ricky doesn’t want to wear a mask, that’s fine, but flipping out on the Costco greeter over it? Actually, I think I know why. Ricky really wanted to get his hands on some of those free samples. Hey, when your last paid acting gig was in 2016, you take as many freebies as you can get!