Chicago Mayor Defends Haircut During Lockdown

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told residents that they can’t go on long runs or bike rides during the lockdown.

She’s even had a few people arrested for violating her order.

The mayor is now being criticized for getting a hair cut from her stylist over the weekend.

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.

Reporters pressed Mayor Lightfoot on why she’s getting haircuts while everyone else can’t because she closed all barbershops and hair salons.

First tried to deflect saying “I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about.”

Then when further pressed she said “the woman who cut my hair had a mask and gloves on so we are, I am practicing what I’m preaching.”

Another reported pressed the mayor about one of her public service announcements where she says "getting your roots done is not essential.”

Lightfoot said “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut. I’m not able to do that myself, so I got a haircut. You want to talk more about that?”

Chicago Tribune reports that "Socialist Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, 35th attacked Lightfoot for the haircut saying “she is under no obligation to look good on national TV. She is under no obligation to book national interviews. But she is under an obligation to follow and promote social distancing in order to save lives.This is a bad example for our city.”

Expect her to play the race card next in 3,2,1....

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