Kelly Stafford, wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford, called the state of Michigan a “dictatorship” during an Instagram rant about the state’s latest coronavirus restrictions.
“I’m over living in a dictatorship that we call Michigan,” she said in an Instagram story. “I understand there’s a pandemic, and I understand it’s very scary. I’m scared of it too. If you’re in risk, do not leave your house until there’s a vaccine. But shutting down all these small businesses, things that people have worked their life for, shutting them down again is not the answer, because they will not make it.”
The state of Michigan implemented a three-week COVID-19 “pause” on Sunday, which banned indoor dine-in service at restaurants and bars, shut down in-person classes for college and high schools and banned attendance for sporting events. The restrictions officially went into effect Wednesday
Stafford said she’s concerned about the effect the new restrictions will have on small businesses, as well as people infected with COVID-19 and hospitals.
“I do not like living in a place where they tell me what I can and cannot do,” she said.
“But, shutting down all these small businesses, things that people have worked their life for, shutting them down again is not the answer, because they will not make it, so once we are able to leave our house, once this dictatorship decides to let us have some freedom, there will be nothing left. I’m just over it. I see all these people, and it brings me, like, to tears.”
The state reported 5,772 COVID cases and 62 deaths on Wednesday.
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