Shelley Luther, the salon owner in Texas who was jailed after reopening her business despite a stay at home order, appeared on “The View” and held her own as co-host Sunny Hostin blamed her for new cases of Coronavirus in the state.
“Shelley, coronavirus cases are already rising in Texas and across the country where restrictions have been lifted, and you’re worried about your staff and your customers,” Hostin said. “I mean, I would assume you’re worried about your staff and your customers getting sick since there’s now an uptick because of people not following the rules like yourself.”
Luther responded that the uptick in cases can be attributed to more testing and said number of deaths and hospital beds are what people should be looking at instead.
“What we need to look at is the number of deaths, if that is plateauing at all, and to make sure that we have room in our hospital beds, and Texas has plenty of room in their beds and are able to care for the people that need to come in at this time,” Luther said. “As a matter of fact, there’s doctors and nurses getting furloughed because there’s not enough work.”
She defended her decision to re-open by saying she didn’t want to be the reason her stylists couldn’t put food on the table and since the government help wasn’t coming, she opened for their safety and well being.
SALON OWNER SPEAKS OUT: Texas hair salon owner Shelley Luther defends her decision on @TheView to defy lockdown orders and reopen her business, telling us she “didn’t want to be the reason” her hair stylists “weren’t making money.” https://t.co/z4cip9m4Lm pic.twitter.com/asRmW3jN0U
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