“Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” star Rob Schneider said that supporting the country’s “legacy” of freedom takes priority over his Hollywood career.
“I prioritize supporting a country that provides the same Freedoms for my children that made my career possible. This legacy to me is more important to me than the next chapter of my career. Love, Rob,” the conservative actor said in a tweet on Wednesday.
I prioritize supporting a country that provides the same Freedoms for my children that made my career possible. This legacy to me is more important to me than the next chapter of my career.
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) August 31, 2022
Earlier this week, “The Hot Chick” star told former Fox News host Glenn Beck that he was “absolutely” ready to stand up for his beliefs, even if it meant sacrificing future paydays.
“Are you willing to lose it all for what you believe?” Beck questioned.
“Absolutely. Because if we don’t have it, then we have nothing,” Schneider responded.“I’m not… I don’t care about my career anymore,” the comedian continued. “I care about my children’s… The country they’re going to live in.”
Schneider told a story about WWII fighter pilots who were disillusioned by the deaths of many of their fellow American pilots.
“This is like the dog days, 1942, late ’42, and like — their friends were getting blown out of the sky,” he detailed. “They would go over in the bombers and half would come back, two thirds would come back, you know, but they were dying.”
He recalled that they went to the Air Force chaplain to find out why they should continue to engage in the life threatening missions.
Schneider said the chaplain explained how “Humanity has come out of the dark ages. We’ve come out of where people get burned at the stake and people believe and go along with this. There’s a darkness that we have come out of into more of an enlightened period.”
The “Little Nicky” star claimed the chaplain told them the war was “a step back” into the “darkest parts of humanity” and that they needed to “stand up” to that.
“So they all flew,” Schneider concluded.