Social media outraged at the California first lady who complains that she no longer has toilet paper
CaliforniaThis week’s first lady made furious residents of her state who compared her to Marie Antoinette after complaining that she couldn’t buy toilet paper because others hoard it around the world coronavirus crisis.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of Governor Gavin Newsom, tweeted on Wednesday that the coronavirus lock has its pros and cons.
“One has taken off amidst all of this: family dinners and no homework stress in the evening,” Siebel Newsom tweeted Wednesday.
“And nice not to let children shuffle late from sports and activities at home.
“And yes, unfortunately the thorn – we will run out of toilet paper, kitchen paper and Kleenex tomorrow.
“I wish people hadn’t hoarded.”
California first lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom (seen with state governor husband Gavin Newsom in Sacramento in January 2019) angered Twitter users this week
Siebel Newsom posted a tweet on Wednesday complaining that she ran out of toilet paper and added, ‘I wish people hadn’t hoarded’
The remark about hoarding took a hit when Twitter users accused the state’s first lady of deafness in the face of mass panic, illness, and death caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
“That’s a great privilege of yours,” tweeted Jennifer Oliver O’Connell.
“Tell your husband that some of us can’t afford to hoard because # AB5 has denied us the opportunity to work.
“Getting paper products is a tough time now, along with everything else.”
O’Connell referred to Assembly Bill 5, a bill signed by Newsom that forbids many companies from hiring independent contractors instead of permanent employees with benefits.
The controversial law, issued to target companies with a gig economy like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, has been criticized by freelancers in a variety of industries and says it puts their livelihoods at risk.
Others on Twitter also objected to Siebel Newsom’s tweet.
“Yes, isn’t it beautiful?” Tweeted a Twitter user.
“Too bad about Grandma’s death, but we’re having some pajama time with the kids!”
Another Twitter user said: “Marie Antoinette plays in …”
Marie Antoinette was the last queen of France before the French Revolution in the late 1700s.
The expression “let her eat cake” is attributed to her as a sign of condescension by the rich and powerful towards the common people.
On Twitter, Californians were not too happy and accused Siebel Newsom of not feeling the concerns of ordinary citizens
Others on Twitter compared Siebel Newsom to Marie Antoinette, the 18th-century French queen who has become synonymous with elite snobbery
Another California resident said Siebel Newsom’s husband signed a law banning companies from hiring independent contractors without getting all the benefits of permanent employees, a controversial measure criticized by freelancers
Other Twitter users mentioned the rampant homeless problem in California
“Too bad about Grandma’s horrible death, but we’re having some pajama time with the kids!” tweeted a Twitter user
“The wealthy and the privileged hoard the test kits,” tweeted a Twitter user. “The rest of us hoard what we can”
Others on Twitter mentioned the vulnerable homeless population of California, who have been exposed to the corona virus and lack adequate preventive measures to prevent it from spreading.
“The wealthy and the privileged hoard the test kits,” tweeted a Twitter user. “The rest of us hoard what we can.”
During the outbreak, several leading professional athletes in the NBA and Hollywood celebrities were able to take a coronavirus diagnostic test, while the same test is largely unavailable for most of the country.
Siebel Newsom, a former documentary filmmaker and actress, married Gavin Newsom in 2008, when he was mayor of San Francisco.
Gavin Newsom was previously married to Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News personality who is currently in a relationship with Donald Trump Jr.
In 2018, Newsom was elected Governor of California, succeeding Jerry Brown.
Newsom on Thursday announced that all of the state’s nearly 40 million residents would stay at home to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
New York State told all non-essential workers on Friday to do the same, begging for more medical personnel and supplies to treat coronavirus cases that could overwhelm hospitals.
The pandemic has turned life upside down in much of the United States, curtailing schools and businesses, causing millions to work from home, many having to quit jobs, and travel being severely curtailed.
Siebel Newsom, a documentary filmmaker and actress, married Gavin Newsom, the then mayor of San Francisco, in 2008. She can be seen above in Los Angeles in January 2019.
More than 200 people have died in the United States, and more than 12,000 cases have been confirmed since early Friday, an increase of 3,000 from the previous day.
Newsom has left the length of the order open, suggesting it could take eight weeks while expressing confidence that people will stick to the orders to stay at home, except to visit supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies and laundries.
Essential employees are also allowed to report at work.
Immediately in effect, Newsom’s directive marks the government’s greatest and most profound repression yet in the worsening public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, which it predicted to affect more than half within eight weeks. could infect the state.
“We are confident that the people of California will stick to it, they will meet this moment,” Newsom, a Democrat in his first tenure as governor of the nation’s most populous state, said in the late afternoon with a newslettering from the capital of Sacramento.
Governor Newsom announced on Thursday that all of the state’s nearly 40 million people would remain at home
So far, California, New York and Illinois have locked up their residents because of the coronavirus outbreak
“They will become stronger just like the past few weeks to protect themselves, protect their families and protect the wider community in this amazing state and the world we live in,” he said.
Newsom called the order essential in light of modeling by experts that showed that about 56 percent of the state’s residents, or 25 million people, would contract the respiratory disease in the next eight weeks.
Such numbers require nearly 20,000 more hospital beds than the state could provide.
More than 1,000 Californians have already been confirmed infected, and 19 have died, the third-largest death toll in the United States, behind Washington and New York alone.
Newsom said residents would be allowed exceptions to the door-to-door rule for trips to supermarkets, pharmacies, doctors and laundries, and workers in “critical infrastructure sectors.”