Why is 'Happy Days' star Scott Baio trending? All about Chachi actor's feud with former costars over reunion
Scott Baio, a Trump supporter, was notably absent at the Democratic fundraiser organized by his former co-star Ron Howard and tweeted about it being a 'shame' they were promoting an 'anti-American socialist'
"Scott Baio as a racist" and "What's a Chachi" memes trended on Twitter right after Scott Baio's 'Happy Days' co-star Don Most spoke about Baio's "disappointing" behavior. Don Most (who played Ralph Malph) was speaking about Scott Baio's vocal opposition to the Democratic fundraiser that he and other 'Happy Days' cast members had organized.
Who *isn’t* blocked by traitorous racist rapist has-been loser Scott Baio? If you’re one of the remaining few without a Chachi block, just use this meme that totally triggers him 😏#NeverChachi pic.twitter.com/YoZXiKWmM4— Tara Dublin Wishes You A Happy Chanukwanzmas 😷 (@taradublinrocks) December 16, 2020
If Scott Baio was featured in a Jeopardy answer:— Harmon Dash (@dashingharmon) December 16, 2020
A washed up child star, who reaches for relevancy by boot licking #PsychoTrump: a washed up, fascist, wannabe dictator.
“What’s a Chachi?” pic.twitter.com/5GD7QaCWlU
The "reunion" fundraiser, organized by Ron Howard, featured Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Marion Ross, in addition to Don Most. Baio who played Charles "Chachi" Arcola in 'Happy Days' and also starred in its spin-off 'Joanie Loves Chachi' has right-leaning political views.
He was notably absent at the fundraiser and had tweeted about how it was a "shame" that cast members were using a "classic show like Happy Days about Americana to promote an anti-American socialist".
Baio, who is a known MAGA supporter, had also previously expressed his ire about John Stamos filling in for his character, Chachi, at the Democratic fundraising 'reunion'.
Don Most spoke to Fox News about Baio skipping the reunion and his criticism leveled at those organizing the fundraiser. "It was disappointing to hear how strongly he felt. And how he was so critical and negative about us doing this. I felt it was way out of line. I really did. Because we are entitled to our opinions. And we were all as a group uniting to do something, just like he proposes his views. He was part of the show and people are aware of him because of that show. And he’s using that as a way to present his views. We’re entitled to do the same. And we were all united in the way we felt."
Most also revealed that Baio and he had played golf together in the past and "stayed in touch somewhat". But that in the last year, he hadn't seen him. Baio on the other hand doubled down on his position retweeting a screenshot comparing the 88.6 million Twitter followers of Trump and 21.3 million followers of Biden, and retweeting conservative personality Antonio Sabato Jr.'s tweet about Nevada GOP electors declaring Trump "winner of 6 Electoral votes in NV" -- which has been exposed as incorrect information.
Fans were divided about his pro-Trump stance. One user tweeted: "It’s pretty sad when Ralph Malph calls you to the wall for being a jerk", while another countered saying, "Why would Scott Baio show up to a democratic fundraiser? Would they go to a Trump rally? The left is always trying to shame someone for having independent thoughts. How un-American". Scott Baio also replied to many of the tweets attacking him, especially the memes, head-on. In reply to a 'Scott Baio as a racist' meme, he wrote "Liberals always pull the race card when they've lost or can't play without cheating. Keep defaming me! You WILL have to prove this in court. Your feelings or opinions are not facts, sh*thead!"
It’s pretty sad when Ralph Malph calls you to the wall for being a jerk— @Niks Luongo (@GroovyNiks) December 16, 2020
Why would Scott Baio show up to a democratic fundraiser?— Pepper 🌟🌟🌟 (@pepper_gone_) December 16, 2020
Would they go to a Trump rally? The left is always trying to shame someone for having independent thoughts. How un-American
Liberals always pull the race card when they've lost or can't play without cheating. Keep defaming me! You WILL have to prove this in court. Your feelings or opinions are not facts, shithead! https://t.co/S7O1JRLCqe— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) December 16, 2020