Pregnant hairdresser owner refuses to cut hair of clients who have received Covid jabs in bizarre attempt to ‘protect her family’ – with health minister calling her views ‘wrong on so many levels’
- Hairdresser in Perth salon has refused to cut the hair of vaccinated clients
- Pregnant owner of Sweeney Todd Barbershop placed in Bunbury Abi Locock
- The mother-to-be said anyone vaccinated should cancel their appointment
- Health Minister Roger Cook said her sentiment is ‘wrong on so many levels’
A hairdresser has refused to cut customers’ locks if they have been given a Covid vaccine, sparking widespread criticism from community and health officials.
The pregnant owner of Sweeney Todd Barbershop in southwestern Perth posted to the salon’s Instagram page urging clients who’d booked a haircut to cancel if they got the shot.
“To the clients I still see, I sincerely ask if you have had the Covid vaccine, can you please cancel your appointment as I no longer feel comfortable taking on Covid vaccinated people,” wrote owner Abi Locock.
A pregnant stylist who worked at Sweeney Todd Barbershop posted via the salon’s Instagram page, urging people who had booked a haircut to cancel if they got the shot
The mother-to-be said she is making the decision in the best interests of herself and her child’s health, sharing her thoughts on the hairdresser’s social media pages.
The mother-to-be said she is making the decision in the interest of “health” for herself and her child.
“I must do what is best for the health of myself and my family,” Ms Locock said.
“I thank everyone for their continued support and it is with a heavy heart that I have had to make this decision.”
Western Australia’s health minister said the woman’s sentiment was “wrong on so many levels”.
“We want people to support science, we want people to do what’s right for the Western Australian community,” Roger Cook said on Thursday.
‘Get vaccinated, make sure you can protect yourself, your family and the community.
“These ridiculous claims and people taking this extraordinary stance are a distraction to the community.
“They are also dangerous in terms of their attitude.”
Ms Locock said the hairdresser is ‘operating as usual’, despite someone who has been vaccinated saying he should avoid the business out of ‘respect for other customers and myself’
Western Australia’s health minister, Roger Cook, said the woman’s sentiment was “wrong on so many levels” and encouraged people to follow the science.
The woman’s post received mixed reactions from the community, with some criticizing the woman, but many praising her for “standing strong against this tyranny”
However, many agreed with the health minister, with Perth residents saying they would be looking for a new hairdresser
The woman’s post received mixed reactions from the community, with some criticizing the woman, but many praising her for “standing strong against this tyranny.”
“You are a wise woman,” someone commented.
“It’s nice to see people so wide awake and also their concerns about their well-being regarding the spike protein,” said another.
However, many agreed with the health minister, with Perth residents saying they would be looking for a new hairdresser.
“I just let my husband and son know it might be time to change hairdressers,” commented one mom.
So you discriminate against people who vaccinate against a global pandemic ‘for your health and safety’!?!? My mind is bewildered,” wrote another.
One person said they were ‘not at all surprised’ that the Bunbury barber took the stand, referring to the suburb as ‘nutbush’.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Sweeney Todd Barbershop for comment.