Far-right actor Scott Baio went after Costco after a slew of conservative anti-maskers threw fits shopping over the weekend. The CDC released a statement late last week where it said it was lifting the mask mandate for those who have been vaccinated. It caused a serious problem, however. How can anyone know whether another person is vaccinated or not?
It's for that reason that many businesses are still demanding that masks be worn in their businesses. Costco was one of them, sending Baio into a fit of rage, firing off tweets about the incident.
The Costco manager/employee said "it's a law to wear the mask" IT IS NOT A LAW. IT IS A MANDATE FROM THE DICTATORS! https://t.co/3asIJYlfY4— Scott Baio (@Scott Baio) 1621181982.0
Comedian Christopher Titus replied noting that the company is a private company and can set whatever rules they want.
It’s a private business Chachi, no shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service. Why such a snowflake? You Cons really beli… https://t.co/KALu2YKfOS— Titus (@Titus) 1621185408.0
Baio responded by calling Titus a "dumbell" because Costco is a publicly-traded company. Mistakenly believing that publicly traded means the same thing as government-owned.
Hey Dumbbell, it's a public company. https://t.co/Rr5CQByOz5 https://t.co/xCCJacpD6K— Scott Baio (@Scott Baio) 1621196860.0
Public companies don't mean that the country owns them. It means that the ownership of the company is shared among stocks theoretically available to anyone who wants to purchase the shares.
All companies are private companies that can make their own rules like "no shoes, no shirt, no service" or "no gay wedding cakes."
Literally the funniest thing he ever said and he was on three different sitcoms https://t.co/Zohun986nE— Insufferable UMass Hockey National Champs Fan Gabe (@Insufferable UMass Hockey National Champs Fan Gabe) 1621205606.0
See the mockery below:
Ricky Schroeder and Scott Baio both grew up in a child actor bubble. Maybe (now just hear me out) having a tutor c… https://t.co/L1mRi7XexP— Trentin Quarantino 😷 (@Trentin Quarantino 😷) 1621210771.0
@ScottBaio Why are they not dictators when they require you to wear shirt and shoes? Please explain? Why are they n… https://t.co/7aDKsvN9j4— Duke of Lizards (@Duke of Lizards) 1621210746.0
@ScottBaio Holy fuck, dude. You are Trumpism personified. https://t.co/Wb8EGlk2m2— Lellie Don’t Get Complacent. Focus on 2022. (@Lellie Don’t Get Complacent. Focus on 2022.) 1621210671.0