HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Texas (Group) » Is Shelley Luther a Hero ...

Wed May 27, 2020, 10:51 PM

Is Shelley Luther a Hero or Villain? Why Not Ask Her Wallaby?

Scratch below the surface — beneath the cavalcade of supporters, piles of cash donations, President Donald Trump’s approval and Sen. Ted Cruz’s cameo “mullet” — and Dallas' pandemic martyr has herself an optics problem.

Even for Shelley Ann Luther, defiant owner of Salon à la Mode and America’s viral “hero” of the anti-lockdown right, it’s not a good look when …

• Your lucrative crowdsourcing site is billed as a spontaneous, grass-roots response to government overreach, but it was set up before you even flouted government orders to keep your North Dallas salon closed temporarily.
• You state you’re two months behind on your mortgage, but in the past year took a healthy divorce settlement and bought a luxury SUV to drive to your $500,000, five-acre ranch complete with guest house, five-stall barn and bevy of exotic animals.
• You cry on the jailhouse steps to Fox News host Sean Hannity while knowing you already collected an $18,000 emergency federal small business assistance loan, you get monthly child support from divorce No. 1 and more than $2,000 a month from divorce No. 2, and have half a million bucks waiting with your name on it in a GoFundMe account.
• You claim to struggle with “panic” and “feeding my kids,” but recently took a Caribbean cruise in the middle of a global pandemic.

Depending on one's perspective — and, let’s face it, political party — Luther is either a Rosa Parks freedom fighter or a shill for the right. She’s a conservative hero suddenly coveted by The View who's been thrust in the political spotlight, which has provided a boost in bookings for her cover band.

“I can’t think of anyone more undeserving of a giant donation or a hero label,” says Luther’s former coworker Phillip Bradley. “It’s disgusting. She’s being applauded by the Facebook Nazis as some sort of vigilante, but she’s far better off than most people donating to her cause. She didn’t need any of that shit to begin with.”

Read more: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/shelley-luther-dallas-salon-coronavirus-lockdown-11913776

2 replies, 576 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Is Shelley Luther a Hero or Villain? Why Not Ask Her Wallaby? (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 27 OP
tanyev May 27 #1
sheshe2 May 27 #2

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:06 PM

1. Oh jeez. Sounds like someone who's been ready and waiting

to capitalize on her 15 minutes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 11:08 PM

2. She is despicable.



The whine.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread