Chicago's Democrat Mayor Caught Getting Haircut After Ordering Public to 'Stay Home'
Lori Lightfoot flouts social distancing measures, claiming 'I’m out in the public eye'
Chicago's Democrat mayor has been caught flouting the city's social distancing measures by getting a haircut, despite ordering the public to "stay at home" due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is under fire after an image emerged online of her posing with her hairdresser over the weekend.
The image seemingly shows Lightfoot got a haircut amid the state’s stay-at-home orders.
Lightfoot and her hairdresser are also stood shoulder-to-shoulder - ignoring advice to keep six feet apart - while neither of them is wearing a mask.
The woman posted photos on Facebook Sunday saying she “had the pleasure of giving Mayor [Lori] Lightfoot a hair trim.”
“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, according to News Thud.
The mayor was asked about the trim during a press conference Monday.
“I’m in the public every day 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.
Getting roots done is 'not essential.' But getting hair cut is, if you're Mayor Lightfoot— Fran Spielman (@fspielman) April 6, 2020
(Via Sun-Times) https://t.co/HM95mdBJbG
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.”
Lightfoot said the person who cut her hair wore gloves and a mask.
She also said those photos are some of the few she has taken with anyone since the pandemic hit.
The mayor has been adamant about getting Chicagoans to stay inside and take precautions seriously since the pandemic started.