Actor Ricky Schroder Apologizes After Sparking Backlash For Confronting Costco Employee About Mask Rule

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Actor Ricky Schroder apologized to the Costco employee whom he ranted at over the store’s coronavirus mask policy, saying it was “nothing personal.”

Schroder received backlash after he shared a video of himself questioning a Costco employee who told him to put a mask on, Page Six noted Monday.

“Didn’t you see the news?” Schroder asked in the video. “You didn’t see the news? Nationwide, Costco has said you don’t need to wear masks.” (RELATED: ‘The Choice Is Yours’: In Line With CDC’s Mask Guidance, Biden Gives Americans An Ultimatum On Vaccines)

“Actually, that’s not accurate,” the Costco worker replied. “So, what is accurate is that Costco always goes above and beyond when following the law, and the mandate in California has not changed.”


Costco did lift mask restrictions in its stores, but still requires locations to follow local or state government restrictions.

Schroder later shared an apology on Facebook.

“I’m not upset with you or anyone in the position that you have,” Schroder said in his apology. “I understand that you’re following their laws and rules. I was trying to make a point to the corporate overlords and sorry that I had to use you to do it. If I hurt your feelings, I apologize … But I do think independence from medical tyranny is more important than hurt feelings.”