Wolf takes aim at Big Ben: "My concern is just a general concern. Anybody who puts himself or herself into harm's way is something that I think we have to try to avoid. When you go to something like a barbershop and you're not protected, I don't care who you are, the chances of that virus actually wreaking havoc on your life increases. I don't personally think any Pennsylvanian ought to take that chance. I certainly don't want to take that chance myself,” the Democratic governor told reporters Tuesday during a daily briefing.
The Steelers posted a video on Monday showing Roethlisberger sitting in a barber’s shop getting his beard trimmed.
I admittedly do not listen to every press conference with Governor Tom Wolf. I'm going through today's presser, and this comes up:— Josh Kurelac (@JoshKurelac) May 19, 2020
Gov. Wolf on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger getting his hair cut and beard trimmed at an Allegheny County barbershop: pic.twitter.com/NZJR4PoIQk
The consensus on social media appeared to be that Roethlisberger’s visit to the barber shop was a non-issue, as commenters chastised sports journalists for blowing “Haircut-gate” out of proportion.
A lockdown culture war has broken out between Americans divided on how citizens should respond to coronavirus lockdown measures.
Hard hitting journalism.— 7 (@RodBuskas) May 20, 2020
- On the one hand, some view a failure to adhere to social distancing guidelines issued by authorities and experts as reckless.
- Others argue that the measures – particularly the lockdowns which have put 7.5 million small businesses in danger of closing permanently – enacted by state politicians are often excessive.
- They’re also disturbed by a rising trend of people reporting neighbors and businesses for defying coronavirus closure orders.
- 44 percent of Democrats said they’d inform authorities, compared to only 25 percent of Republicans.