ate colleague Becca Lower reported last night on how San Francisco hair salon owner Erica Kious is receiving bad reviews and death threats after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused her of a “set up” after video footage was published Tuesday of Pelosi getting a haircut and highlights sans mask at the salon at a time when salons are shuttered thanks to mandates forbidding them to open for full services during the pandemic.
Kious told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that it’s likely her business will have to permanently shut down thanks to those mandates, which she says are responsible for her losing 60% of her clients:
“We’re pretty much done. We’ve lost at least 60 percent of our clients. I’ve lost the majority of my staff. Six months is a long time to be closed down.”
“The hard part of all of this is that I have been in that community for 12 years. And since this happened, I have received nothing but hate. Text messages, death threats. They’re going to burn my hair salon down. My Yelp! page is just unbelievable, [filled] with bad reviews. It’s sad that my community is pulling this.”
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) watched the interview and made this offer to Kious in response:
My heart goes out to Erika. As a former female small business owner, I can only imagine how crushing these last few months have been. And now THIS!?— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 3, 2020
Erika, if you want to run your salon in a state that respects Freedom and won't shut you down, then South Dakota is open for you. https://t.co/la6CD5LScC
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