Who is Ricky Schroder? Here's truth behind Kyle Rittenhouse's bail fund donation as Internet 'blames' Jon Voight

'Ricky Schroder’s first film was 'The Champ' with Jon Voight. They’re both insane Trumpanzees, coincidence?' a user commented


                            Who is Ricky Schroder? Here's truth behind Kyle Rittenhouse's bail fund donation as Internet 'blames' Jon Voight
Ricky Schroder, the actor and Jon Voight in 'The Champ' (Getty Images)

17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who was arrested in August 2020, after being captured on video shooting three people during Kenosha protests, was charged with killing two among the three – and has now been released after posting a bail amount of $2 million. The teen's arrest, came with a lot of controversies, as some people were adamant that he should be arrested, while many others were totally against his arrest. Now, the whopping bail amount came after some big Hollywood names extended support to the teenage boy, including 'Silver Spoons' actor Ricky Schroder.

Apart from Ricky Schroder, Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, who is an ally of President Donald Trump also made donations in order to put the bail fund, "over the top," as lawyer L.Lin Wood tweeted on Friday, November 20. "KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL. God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise the required $2M cash bail. Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyshroder1 & Mike Lindell @realMikeLindell for putting us over the top. Kyle is SAFE. Thanks to ALL who helped this boy," he said in a tweet,



 

Kenosha County officer, David Beth revealed that Rittenhouse got released on November 20, Friday, after his supporters raised money for his bail, while he was awaiting trial. The young offender became a polarizing figure after he shot dead protesters, Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, who were protesting after Jacob Blake was shot by a white policeman. At that time, he became a hero to some conservatives, who said he was acting in self-defense and had been trying to protect the city from damage by guarding the streets with a military-style rifle. Rittenhouse was charged with six felonies including two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

Born in Brooklyn, New York City, Ricky Schroder made his film debut as the son of actor Jon Voight's character in 'The Champ' in 1979. In 1980, he won the Golden Globe award for Best New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture. He then appeared in the Disney feature film, 'The Last Flight of Noah's Ark' with Elliott Gould. He also starred as the lead in 'Little Lord Fauntleroy', alongside Alec Guinness. He became a well-known TV face when he appeared in 'Silver Spoons' playing the character of Ricky Stratton, he earned two Young artists awards for his roles and garnered a huge fan following after the show. In April 2019, Schroder got arrested twice for charges related to domestic violence and was detained in lieu of $50,000 bail. The woman involved in these incidents was not identified in the news reports. Schroder was not punished for either allegation of domestic violence.

According to a 2016 report, he was in the list of the top 50 most influential Hollywood conservatives, which described him as a "patriot to the core." The report also revealed that he spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention in support of George W. Bush and also backed John McCain in 2008. Angelina Jolie's father, Jon Voight, who played the character of his father in the movie, 'The Champ' was also on the list, he has previously endorsed Donald Trump for president, during the 2016 elections.

As soon as the news of Schroder's support came to light, people started slamming him, as one Internet user said, actor Bette Midler wrote, "Thanks to everyone who let a murdering child out to do it again? This boy killed 2 & gravely injured another. Why are you celebrating him? Anyone who owns #MyPillow should toss it immediately into the nearest landfill. And #RickySchroder? Who knew he could be so malevolent?" Writer Raquel Cepeda said, "The @MyPillowUSA guy is just that bitch so him putting up money for Rittenhouse shouldn’t come as a surprise. BUT Ricky Schroeder?!?! The whole “Silver Spoons” connection? It’s like the most acerbic and ironic nod to white supremacy of 2020. Wow."



 



 

CNN correspondent April Ryan wrote, "So actor Rick Schroder of #SilverSpoons fame & the My Pillow CEO both put up money for Kyle Rittenhouse’s bail after he allegedly murdered two people & injured another protesting in support Black Lives Matter? Both Rick & Mike Lindell have been arrested for domestic violence too," she further wrote, "It’s amazing how these people like Ricky Schroder & Mike Lindell will proclaim to be pro-life, but turn around & bailout Kyle Rittenhouse who allegedly murdered two people advocating for Black people not being killed by cops. A true showcase in pure racism! #KyleRittenhouse."



 



 

Actor Josh Charles blamed his on-screen father Jon Voight and said, "Ricky Schroder? Damn, I blame Jon Voight." While another one said, "Ricky Schroder’s first film was “The Champ” with Jon Voight. They’re both insane Trumpanzees, coincidence?"



 



 

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