When a photo of Beaumont, Texas Mayor Becky Ames at a local nail salon surfaced, all hell broke loose. That's because Beaumont has been on lockdown for almost a month. The mayor left last week's council meeting to "find her phone flooded with text messages and angry social media criticism" after the picture went viral among the town after appearing on a local blog, according to The Beaumont Enterprise.
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“The owner [of the nail salon] said she has a lot of ladies that need to get their nails off, so she’s set this out for them. A lot of hairdressers have left color out for someone to come pick up. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as you’re social distancing,” Ames said.
#Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames visits nail salon amid stay-at-home order. The salon is now under investigation. The mayor says she went to the closed salon not to have nails done but to get solution from owner to soak off powdered nails & left within minutes.https://t.co/FaNgL5694M pic.twitter.com/66BbI7s4BM— KFDM News (@kfdmnews) April 23, 2020
A photo appearing to show Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames getting a manicure was shared on Instagram this week. She insists she was in and out in 10 minutes, and didn't have her nails done. https://t.co/YOjMGoWSgW— KENS 5 (@KENS5) April 23, 2020
Several complaints about the Beaumont Mayor’s visit this week to a Beaumont nail salon have prompted an investigation by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. https://t.co/qWMpquPMJI\— 12NewsNow (@12NewsNow) April 23, 2020