I’m way overdue for a color appointment at the salon. And I won’t be getting one until sometime in May as our mayor has continued our lockdown through the end of April. I’ll survive though. After all, our combined sacrifices are for the good of the public health. Remember, #WereAllInThisTogether.
Also, I’m not “out in the public eye” so I guess it really doesn’t matter if I’m inconvenienced.
WGN reports that the good mayor of Chiraq, Lori Lightfoot, defended herself while she disobeyed the “social distancing” orders by getting a haircut. From their report:
“Photos surfaced over the weekend showing the mayor after she got a haircut amid the state’s stay-at-home orders. A woman posted photos on Facebook Sunday saying she “had the pleasure of giving Mayor [Lori] Lightfoot a hair trim.”
In the photos, the mayor is standing next to the woman and they are not standing six feet apart — plus, neither one was wearing a mask.
“Thank you for all the hard work & dedication put forth to help our city,” the post said.
Beauty and hair salons are among the many businesses closed to the public amid the statewide orders.
The mayor was asked about the trim during a press conference Monday. “I’m in the public everyday and candidly, my hair was not looking the way it did,” she said. “I thought I would do it myself but I thought it would be a disaster. So I got a haircut,” she said.
When asked if she was sending mixed messages to Chicagoans, she said she practices what she preaches, but said because she is a public figure, she got the haircut.
“I’m the public face of this city,” she said. “I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye. I’m a person who takes their personal hygiene very seriously.”
Apparently her stylist wore gloves and a mask so that makes it A-OK for HER. But not for her peons.