Former “Silver Spoons” and “NYPD Blue” actor Ricky Schroder shared video of a confrontation with a California Costco employee who would not let him enter the store without a mask.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, stores have required customers to wear some kind of face mask in order to be able to shop. Many do so in accordance with their respective states’ mandates on masks and public assembly spaces. However, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that fully vaccinated Americans can do without masks and social distancing, with a few exceptions.
That was the crux of the argument made by a visibly upset Schroder as he approached a Costco employee, who introduced himself as front-end supervisor Jason, outside a store in California.
“Why don’t you let me in?” »Asks the actor in the video which was shared on his social networks.
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“In the state of California and Los Angeles County… and Costco, there hasn’t been a change in our policy,” the employee explains.
When Schroder argues that the CDC has released new mask wearing guidelines and Costco has joined with a handful of other retailers in dropping their face coverage requirements, the employee corrects him by noting that all of Costco’s sites still adhere to state-issued mask warrants, which in California are still in place.
USA Today reports that Costco CEO Craig Jelinek said the nationwide rule change only applies to “places where state or local jurisdiction does not have a mask mandate.” .
“Costco always goes above and beyond in staying within the law and the mandate in California hasn’t changed,” Jason explains politely, noting that the rule may change during the month of June, but his hands are currently linked.
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“Oh, if they grant that to us, our kings?” The people in power? Are you going to listen to these people? Schroder laughs. “They destroyed our economy, they destroyed our culture, they destroyed our state and you are just going to listen to their rules. “
The star then turned the camera around to implore her supporters to boycott Costco until they removed the mask warrants in every location.
“I get my refund, I get my refund from Costco,” he says. “I suggest everyone in California get their money back from Costco. Forfeit your Costco membership until they remove it. ”
Jason concludes the interaction by noting that “Costco is just following the law.”
Representatives for the chain of stores did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Schroder, however, shared a follow-up video on his Facebook page in which he apologized if he made the employee uncomfortable, but explained that he felt his larger point was worth it. make the scene.
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“Jason, nothing personal, I’m not mad at you or anyone in a position like you who works for a living. I understand that you follow their laws and rules, ”says Schroder. “I was trying to make a point to their business leaders and I’m sorry I had to use you to do it. If I hurt your feelings, I apologize, but I think independence from medical tyranny is more important than hurting people. feelings. “