Matthew Stafford’s wife Kelly rants about COVID-19 rules: ‘I’m over living in a dictatorship we call Michigan’
Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, isn’t happy with the new COVID-19 restrictions in Michigan. Kelly Stafford expressed frustration over those rules Thursday, saying she was “over living in a dictatorship.”
Stafford made those comments on her Instagram live story:
Kelly Stafford is over living “in a dictatorship that we call Michigan.” pic.twitter.com/ovGcoNkJ4j
— Evan Jankens (@KINGoftheKC) November 19, 2020
Her full comments read:
“So I’m going to be blunt, I’m so over it. I’m so over living in a dictatorship we call Michigan. I understand there’s a pandemic, and I understand it’s very scary. I’m scared of it too. If you are at risk, do not leave your house until there’s a vaccine. But shutting down all these small businesses, things that people have worked their life for, shutting them down again is not the answer. Because they will not make it.
“So once we are able to leave our house, once this dictatorship decides to let us have some freedom, there will be nothing left. I’m just over it. I see all these people and it brings me to tears.
“And believe me, I know there’s people out there that are stating, ‘That’s really ignorant of you. How could you say that?’ Listen, I know not everybody is going to agree with me. Not everybody is going to agree with my every move I make. That’s life, OK. We state our opinions, we move on. This is my opinion.
“I feel for these small businesses. I feel for — it’s not that I don’t feel for the people who have COVID, or the hospitals. I do. But this is my opinion. I do not like living in a place where they tell me what I can and cannot do. I live once. Again, this is my opinion. You have yours. Everyone has their own. And we chalk it up to that.”
Stofford’s comments come days after Michigan officials announced stricter COVID-19 regulations. Under the new rules, all school and work must be done remotely unless absolutely necessary. Indoor dining, casinos, theaters, bowling alleys and indoor activities must stop. Those restrictions went into affect Wednesday.