Smart hairdresser refuses service to mRNA victims due to potential virus shedding
from Courier Mail
A defiant Gold Coast hairdresser is standing by her decision to ban COVID-vaccinated customers from her salon, despite being slammed by experts and social media critics.
Yazmina Adler (below), owner of the Khemia HI Vibe Frequency Salon at Palm Beach, unleashed a storm of controversy when she announced on Instagram this week that clients who had received the jab were not welcome in her shop because of the vaccine’s ‘unknown health effects’ and reputed ‘unusual signs and symptoms within the menstrual cycle’.
The decision was slammed as ‘ill-informed to the point of being dangerous and irresponsible’ by Dr Bruce Willett, Queensland chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
While other health experts labelled it as “absurd, ridiculous and causing a public health risk”, and Dr Sonu Haikerwal, of the Upper Coomera Respiratory Clinic and Haan Health called it a “slap in the face to the health workers who’ve ensured the community remains free of COVID-19”.
But Ms Adler, 30, who has been a hairdresser since before leaving school at 15, told The Courier-Mail on Thursday she was ‘standing by my convictions’.
She said that while she had copped plenty of abuse – forcing her to remove her business address online and screen calls – she had also received ‘thousands’ of messages of support.
“It’s intense, people (critics) are going hard, but it takes a lot of courage to stand up against the so-called norm,” she said.
“It (concern about the vaccine) is out there and all I’ve done is brought it to the surface. There are many people that I know of that feel the same way.
“This is a very controversial topic so it’s going to draw out a lot of haters, but the support is outweighing the criticism 100 per cent.”