Beverly Hills Rules That All Elective Surgery, Including Plastic Surgery, Can Resume (But The Mayor Tries To Clarify)
The world is in crisis. America is a mess. People are suffering. But one particular news story during this pandemic really disturbed the hell out of me. And that was yesterday’s post about celebrities and other high profile plastic types being denied the Botox and fillers they so desperately need to maintain their natural beauty. Damn you, COVID!
So what happens when lips deflate? Fillers dissolve? Botox wears off? I’ll tell you what happens- the blow-up dolls start to turn back into uggos and normies, just like the rest of us. But leave it to the City of Beverly Hills to find a way to correct this injustice. The city council voted 4-1 to resume elective surgeries, which will include cosmetic and plastic surgery. Cue thousands of faces cracking into a wide smile, complete with crows feet and laugh lines (hopefully for the last time).
Councilmember John Mirisch, who voted against the decision, said it is absolutely “ridiculous,” “absurd,” and “offensive” to allow cosmetic surgeries at this time.“In the middle of a pandemic, nobody needs Botox,” he told CNN. “To me, that’s just kind of an obvious sort of thing.”
“The notion that this is solely about cosmetic surgeries is a mischaracterization,” the spokesperson said in a statement to CNN.
The City of Beverly Hills tweeted Wednesday, “While some elective procedures will be allowed, others such as cosmetic surgeries are still not recommended by the State, LA County Health or the City of Beverly Hills during the COVID-19 pandemic.”“We’re basically saying, we’re not recommending it but we’re allowing it,” said Mirisch, referring to the city’s tweet.
Here’s John’s tweet:
Today was “Back to Botox Day in Beverly Hills,” after the Council majority’s vote last night to repeal COVID-19 protections and to allow cosmetic surgery. Not exactly our finest hour…https://t.co/UPZMllM0sZ
— John Mirisch (@JohnMirisch) April 30, 2020
Yes, I’m sure the multi-millionaire celebrities will take that recommendation. They definitely don’t think they know better than the government. Their egos are completely in check.
OK, I’ll cut the pro-plastic snark, because John Mirisch says this decision is actually really dangerous and would take away medical workers who are needed on the front lines of the COVID crisis. But the mayor of BH, Lester Friedman, says they were just complying with the California governor’s order to allow scheduled surgeries.
He clarified that, “if a procedure is medically necessary and it is an essential surgery that does not include those that are purely cosmetic, it is allowed.”“Why councilmember Mirisch thinks, or has tweeted, or has put out that all of a sudden people can get purely cosmetic surgeries is beyond me and my colleagues,” Friedman told CNN.
So can The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (pictured above, each on their third or fourth face, respectively) get their facelifts or not?! CLARIFY, Beverly Hills city council! What if one of them goes to get her face fully lifted, and the doctor cuts from ear to ear, but before the doctor can continue, the G-Men bust in and confiscate their scalpel? And then this poor woman (it’s Lisa Rinna in my mind) is left with half of her face hanging off. Huh? WHAT THEN? Shame on all of them.