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Former Child Actor Ricky Schroder Says He Was Threatened After Bragging About Bailing Out Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

President Donald Trump is among those who has tried to justify the teenager's action.

Former child actor Ricky Schroder, who recently bragged about bailing out 17-year-old Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, claims to now have faced threats online.

According to TMZ, officers arrived at Schroder's house after he filed the claim and investigated online posts flagged by the actor. Police then determined that some of the replies may have been crude, but “none of the online comments rose to the level of a criminal threat.” 

A social media user scribed, "Ricky Schroder can shove that silver spoon right up his own a*s." Another person wrote, "tbh thought he was dead. Would've been better." 

As Blavity previously reported, Rittenhouse made bail last week after being arrested for killing two men during Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha. Schroder contributed $150,000 towards the bail, which was set at $2 million. 

The Silver Spoons star boasted about his conservative views in a series of social media posts on the same day he bragged about helping the teenager. Posting a screenshot of the opposing responses he received online, along with a photo of himself holding a gun, Schroder targeted his message to Democrats and Antifa.

"To my Democrat Friends. This is the country want to live in? #f**kantifa," he wrote. 


The 50-year-old also posted the same screenshot on Instagram and appeared to challenge his opponents to more confrontation.

"I think you better bring your big boy pants #f**kantifa," he wrote. 




Rittenhouse has been hailed as a conservative hero after crossing state lines from Illinois to shoot three protesters during the unrest in Kenosha. President Donald Trump is among those who has tried to justify the teenager's action.

"He was trying to get away from them, I guess, it looks like," Trump said, according to NPR. "I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed."

In addition to getting assistance from Schroder, the 17-year-old also received bail funds from Mike Lindell, also known as the My Pillow guy, UPROXX reported

Still the shooter and his supporters are continuing to face backlash. 



Those who grew up watching Schroder wished they could have their time back.



It was hard for some people to fathom how a person can donate to Rittenhouse when there are people with bigger needs.



For one Twitter user, the support for the teen was a reminder of the racial disparities in the social justice system.




Rittenhouse's attorney, Lin Wood, thanked the shooter's supporters, especially acknowledging Schroder and Lindell. 

"God bless ALL Who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail," Wood wrote. "Special thanks to actor Ricky Schroder and Mike Lindell." 

Rittenhouse, who is charged with fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber while wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, is due back in court on Dec. 3 for a preliminary hearing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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