Jaime King has asked California Governor Gavin Newsom to throw out the charges her hairstylist Ted Gibson received for reopening his salon this week.
Barbershops and salons in California have still not been given a timeline to reopen following the Covid-19 shutdown, but Ted decided to open the doors to his establishment, Starring by Ted Gibson, on Monday, with the actress being his first client, and he shared footage of police officers writing him a citation for doing so.
Jaime has now written an impassioned post on Instagram to support her friend and call on the politician to throw out the charges, insisting Gibson and his partner followed the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.
"Despite the discrimination he's experienced throughout his life, Ted has always worked to lead by example - the @STARRING Salon (co-founded with Jason Backe) is a reflection of his commitment to supporting local communities and being a part of keeping our economy up and running," Jaime wrote.
"By opening up the salon..., Ted and Jason stood in solidarity with many of the 53,000 State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology licensed establishments who have implemented COVID-compliant safety protocols and are choosing to make customer & employee safety a priority.
"Ted, I am so proud of you for always standing up for yourself and pushing things forward for your entire industry! #SaveOurSalons. We are asking @gavinnewsom and the @MayorofLA to drop these charges and #OpenSalonsNow!"
In the comments, Jason replied, "Thank you for your support! You are a wonderful human. I am so inspired by you and love learning from you. Thank you."
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