Dallas Salon Owner Shelley Luther Schools Hosts of “The View” After Accusing Her Of Contributing To Coronavirus Deaths
Luther, who was previously sentenced to jail for seven days after reopening her business and defying Texas’ stay-at-home restrictions, appeared as a guest on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View” on Monday.
One of the show’s hosts, Sunny Hostin, asked Luther how she feels after playing a part in the uptick of coronavirus cases in her 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.”
The salon owner who strongly stood her case in front of the Texas judge countered Hostin’s remarks, saying that the rise in the cases of coronavirus was due to the fact that there has been more testing available in Texas. She also requested that instead of talking about her case, what they needed to pay attention to was the number of deaths and make sure that there is enough room to accommodate coronavirus patients in hospitals. She also pushed for the rights of doctors and health care workers amid the pandemic, saying that there are doctors and nurses “getting furloughed because there’s not enough work.”
Another host of the show, Whoopi Goldberg, said that she understood why Luther wanted to reopen her business but insisted that she should have been complaining against the government for not giving enough handouts to small business owners like her. Goldberg stated that she would like to hear and see Luther put some of her “fury and passion” towards governments that did not take care of their people.
The government has been trying to protect its people, that is why lockdown measures have been implemented across the United States to keep people safe in their homes. However, after weeks of closed businesses and offices, the majority of America, just like Luther, is ready and eager to get back to work, and President Trump has recognized that need and has ordered the slow but sure reopening of each state.