CHICAGO, IL.- In case you haven’t figured it out yet, there are two sets of rules—one for the ruling class and one for the peons.
A couple of weeks ago, we had New York City mayor Bill de Blasio issuing a stay at home order for the serfs in New York, while he decided he was going to go work out at the YMCA.
Now, we have Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot deciding that she needed to get her haircut, stay at home order be damned. After all, she’s “important.”
Mayor Lightfoot defended getting a haircut amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying she’s the face of the city and the woman who cut her hair wore a mask. https://t.co/Tfhk959N8F
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) April 6, 2020
“I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye,” Lightfoot told a reporter.
“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?”
You see, she just makes the rules, she doesn’t have to live by them. She’s one of the “beautiful people.”
Lightfoot probably didn’t realize her little soiree was going to be posted to Facebook. On Sunday afternoon, a woman posted photos on Facebook in which she stated she “had the pleasure of giving Mayor Lightfoot a hair trim.”
So, the mayor “take[s] her personal hygiene very seriously.” Does this hack not think that the other 1.49 million other women who live in Chicago might also take their “personal hygiene very seriously?”
But you see, that is not important. Because Lightfoot is “important.”
“I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.”
Lightfoot defended her actions by saying she is “practicing what I’m preaching,” since the hair stylist who did her haircut wore a mask and gloves.
So, the thousands of other barbers and hair stylists who are out of jobs in Chicago because their jobs are considered “non-essential” cannot have the same opportunity to earn a living by wearing PPE while giving haircuts? Talk about hypocritical.
Of course, like a good politician Lightfoot tried to deflect her own hypocritical choice by switching the narrative.
“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,” Lightfoot continued.
Ironically, Lightfoot had made PSA’s in which she advised residents to “stay home, save lives” where she told someone off-screen off, saying, “Getting your roots done is not essential.” Maybe only for the little people but not for an “important” big-city mayor apparently.
Chicago mayor larry lightfoot's very own psa lecturing people not to get their hair donehttps://t.co/XJ3Z7hwZ7t
— SnorkyJr (@SnorkyJr) April 7, 2020
— Elizabeth Allon (@elizabeth_allon) April 7, 2020
According to the Chicago Tribune, Lightfoot made the videos after she shut down the Lakefront Trail and rebuked residents who were not obeying the stay-at-home order issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
“Congregating on our lakefront, to be blunt, is going to create a risk that is unacceptable and could lead to death. That is why we are taking these actions and going back and saying again: dear God, stay home, save lives,” she said.
That is, unless you need to get a haircut and you’re the mayor.
Lightfoot is the consummate hypocrite. Her PSA’s are a mix of serious and not-so-serious scenarios.
She also told a Tribune reporter that she’s a fan in particular of a video that has gone viral, of Italian mayors yelling at citizens for not obeying public health orders, which included one who threatens to send police to crash graduation parties with a flamethrower.
This compilation of Italian mayors yelling at citizens who are breaking their quarantine will brighten your day. pic.twitter.com/CCJSe1e439
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 23, 2020
Carlos-Ramirez-Rosa, a fellow Democrat, wasn’t buying Lightfoot’s explanation.
“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,” he wrote in a tweet. “This is a bad example for our city.”
We're struggling to get people to follow Stay At Home. Mayor Lightfoot violating the order and making excuses for herself makes that harder. I'm highly disappointed in @chicagosmayor and I hope she will make it clear that no one is above the order. https://t.co/m3nQmLf26E
— Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa? (@CDRosa) April 6, 2020
When asked about Lightfoot violating his order, the governor said that he couldn’t address the mayor’s situation, but he himself had not had a trim since his order.
“I’m going to turn into a hippie at some point,” Pritzker said.
So, we can all sleep well at night knowing that while people such as Lightfoot and others have put millions of people out of work, destroying our economy, in many cases without rhyme or reason, they can still get their hair done because after all, they are special.
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