Many donated to Kyle Rittenhouse’s $2 million bail on Friday, including actor Ricky Schroder who’s now facing backlash because of his actions. 

Rittenhouse was arrested last Wednesday for killing two people in a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The charges include two felonies of homicide, one felony attempted homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon to someone under the age of 18. 

The teenager’s attorney has explained that he was acting in self-defense, according to CNN. He even turned himself in after the act was finished. 

Schroder is the talk of social media this weekend because of his efforts and where he decided to use his money. 


The actor is best known for his roles in “NYPD Blue” and “Silver Spoons.” He was arrested himself back in May for his second domestic violence charge. He was the man who pushed Rittenhouse’s bail over the edge and helped raise the rest of the $2 million bail that was needed. 

Rittenhouse’s attorney tweeted on Friday, “KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL. God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise 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.”

Twitter users shared their thoughts and opinions on this donation to release someone who might get convicted of homicide. 

There were very few positive tweets about Rittenhouse being released, but there were mainly negative ones. 

Along with Schoder, Mike Lindell, who’s the CEO of MyPillow, was also a big contributor to Rittenhouse’s bail. 

Rittenhouse will have a preliminary hearing on Dec. 3 to get the ball moving to see what his fate is.

Ricky Schroder Ricky Schroder (R) and Andrea Schroder attend the Huffington Post pre-inaugural ball at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2009. Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage