Television star Kirstie Allsopp sparked a social argument after telling her subscribers that she would not be going back to work until she could have her eyebrows twisted.
The presenter of Location, Location, Location, 48, posted the ironic tweet last night amid frustration for many that estheticians have yet to reopen.
Hair salons welcomed clients for the first time in more than three months last Saturday, with beard cuts among the services offered.
Television star Kirstie Allsopp sparked a social argument after telling her subscribers that she would not go back to work until her eyebrows were raised
She wrote, “Dear Boris, I won’t be going back to work until my eyebrows are raised. Get it sorted. #sexism #beautymatters #beautyjobs #women #atthisrateitwillbeabloodybeardandIcangetittrimmed ‘
This has led to allegations of hypocrisy and sexism, according to which men can receive some form of facial hair removal, but others, traditionally offered in beauty salons, such as eyebrow filleting, have not not received the green light.
Ms. Allsopp wrote, “Dear Boris, I won’t be going back to work until my eyebrows are raised. Get it sorted. #sexism #beautymatters #beautyjobs #women #atthisrateitwillbeabloodybeardandIcangetittrimmed ‘
In later messages, the television personality told fans that the message “concerned the highlighting, in a supposedly humorous way, of the fate of beauticians who are still unable to return to work”.
Many did not see the funny side, however, and Ms. Allsopp was inundated with angry responses.
One wrote, “Come on Kirstie – we teachers have worked from March to July with wild eyebrows and graying hair and we dare not complain!
Another added, “For most working women, child care is the problem. They would love to just have to worry about their eyebrows.
Many social media users haven’t seen the funny side of the presenter’s ironic tweet
One wrote, “For most working women, child care is the problem. They would love to just have to worry about their eyebrows.
Others pointed out that thousands of people lost their jobs during the coronavirus crisis
This social media user thought the comment was in bad taste given the plight of many vulnerable people
In response to the unimpressed responses, Ms. Allsopp told fans that the message “was intended to highlight, in a supposedly humorous way, the plight of beauticians who are still unable to return to work.
A third tweeted, “Glad to hear that you have a job to go back to, many don’t. “
Conservative MP William Wragg raised the issue during Prime Minister’s questions last week, asking Boris Johnson when a review of the decision to keep beauty salons closed could take place.
He referred to a company in his riding, Lush Beauty in Romiley, Cheshire, as one of the many small businesses frustrated with politics.
The Prime Minister said: “I am sure that one day I will go with my honorable friend to Lush Beauty, but it is a sad reality for many of these excellent companies that they cannot yet open as they wish. wish “.
The answer made people laugh in some areas of the Commons, but others called the eccentric answer sexist and suggested that it made fun of the industry.