Chicago Mayor Demands Citizens Stay Home, Then Gets a Haircut

On March 25, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a message for city residents, stay home. She held a press conference with Police Superintendent Charlie Beck and several others to reiterate her message.

Lightfoot said:

We want to remind people of this critical guidance that is meant to keep them safe. As I said during my press conference earlier this week, if we see gatherings, we will shut them down, period. Folks, this situation is deadly serious. And we have to take it seriously, all of us, and we need you to take it seriously.

If we don’t maintain the social distancing we need, we will lose ground that we’ve gained. Simple as that. And the longer we don’t follow this order, the longer this crisis will last, the sicker people will get, and the harder the strain on our healthcare system.

At the close of the press conference, Beck noted that residents who broke the stay-at-home order would be given one warning.  After that, they would be issued $500 citations, and if they continued to flout the law, would be subject to physical arrest.

Just days later on April 6, a woman posted a picture of herself with Mayor Lightfoot, noting that she had the pleasure of giving the mayor a hair trim.  The pair were not wearing masks, nor standing six feet apart.

When asked why she was allowed to get a haircut when her residents are barred from such activity, Lightfoot responded:

“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.”

When pressed about not practicing what she preaches, Lightfoot continued:

“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 takes their personal hygiene very seriously.”

So, as long as you’re a public figure, and you take your hygiene seriously, then clearly you get to break the law.

There was no word on whether or not Beck issued Lightfoot a warning.

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  1. Stephen & Martha Davidson

    And you can’t figure out the problem in Chicago.

  2. Jersey Girl

    She’s SPECIAL!!! That’s what this is all about. Did you see the smirk on Garshitty’s face in LA every time he gets on camera??? My oh MY – they are enjoying it. WELL – I HOPE your constituents are smarter than you AND fed up with your histrionics and lying and vote you the HELL out!!!!! You don’t DESERVE to be in office – TRAITOR to the US people and our way of life!!!

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  4. joseph adamo

    I guess rules don’t apply to elected officials!She is a disgrace!

  5. Tom

    Hypocrisy ain’t pretty.

  6. Gary Lee

    A similar comment by a lady I believe was named Leona Helmsley from New York comes to mind. She stated that only the little people pay taxes. It was her defining moment. I hope the mayor is disgraced like Leona was. A ticket from the Chief of Police of Chicago, in front of cameras of course, seems in order.

    • cjk

      Leona Helmsley was a private individual. The mayor is a government official wielding power of the state.
      The mayor’s behavior is MAGNITUDES worse.
      Nobody was FORCED to work for Leona regardless of how rude and uncaring she may have been.
      People in Chicago are actually being oppressed by this wicked hypocrite.

  7. Fred Brown

    Perfect example of ” Don’t do as I do, do as I say”! The hypocracy practiced by today’s “leaders” is nothing short of appalling! This puts me in mind of an article I read a few months ago of an Illinois politician who was vehemently pushing for gun bans, yet was found later with over 30 guns in his home, including ” assault rifles”!

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