Actor and comedian Rob Schneider doubled down on his recent comments, saying again that he would stand up for what he believed in no matter what the cost and no matter what might happen to his career as a result.
Schneider shared a tweet on Wednesday showing a selfie he had taken from a stage, with the audience behind him, his smile wide.
“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 caption read.
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
Schneider’s tweet came on the heels of his interview with longtime conservative pundit and radio host Glenn Beck — whom he told on “The Glenn Beck Podcast” that he was “absolutely” prepared to give up everything he had to stand for what he believed was right.
On the Glenn Beck Podcast, @RobSchneider tells me why he's "ABSOLUTELY" willing to lose it all for what he believes: "I DON'T CARE about my career anymore. I care about my children and the country they're going to live in." pic.twitter.com/8O3QJT24n3
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 30, 2022
“Are you willing to lose it all for what you believe?” the veteran host pulled no punches in asking the question.
And Schneider did not hesitate even for a second in his response: “Absolutely. Because if we don’t have it, then we have nothing.”
“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 went on to tell a story about American fighter pilots in World War II who, in the early days of the European campaign, had lost a number of their fellow pilots. They went to see the Air Force chaplain — who at the time would have belonged to the Army Air Corps — and asked him why they should continue to fly even as their friends were being blown out of the sky.
The chaplain, he said, explained that the world had come out of the Dark Ages — and that the war they were fighting was all that could prevent it from slipping back into those dark times.
“So they all flew,” Schneider said then, and after a long pause, Beck responded.
“And we are there again,” he said, suggesting that dark times were once again encroaching.
“Yeah, and it requires a new set of fliers,” Schneider agreed.