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MAFS, Covid: Joanne Todd mocked for losing her job by refusing vaccine

Married At First Sight star Joanne Todd has been relentlessly mocked on social media after revealing she lost her job for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine.

While there was the usual chorus of ‘good for you’ and ‘stand up for your rights’ from anti-vaxxers, other Aussies said they had ‘no sympathy’ for the 40-year-old barber.

She was labelled foolish for choosing to walk away from her job of 12 years because of her stubbornness, with some fans saying they were unfollowing her on Instagram.

Copping backlash: Married At First Sight star Joanne Todd has been relentlessly mocked on social media after revealing she lost her job for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine is a safe and vital measure being taken to protect the community from the spread of the virus.

The vaccine makes you significantly less likely to become seriously ill with the virus, and also reduces the likelihood of transmission.

In response to Todd saying she’d lost her job for refusing the vaccine, one fan asked her bluntly: ‘Could you not just get vaccinated?’

Divisive: While there was the usual chorus of 'good for you' and 'stand up for your rights' from anti-vaxxers, other Aussies said they had 'no sympathy' for the 40-year-old barber

Divisive: While there was the usual chorus of ‘good for you’ and ‘stand up for your rights’ from anti-vaxxers, other Aussies said they had ‘no sympathy’ for the 40-year-old barber 

Others said she’d ‘made her choice’ and had to deal with the consequences, which for unvaccinated staff in the hair and beauty industry means not being able to work.

‘Zero sympathy. She still gets a choice and she’s made her choice – she wasn’t fired,’ one user commented on The Wash‘s Instagram account.

‘You guys realise no jab, no play [a policy that disallows unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres] has been a thing for years among kids?

‘Yeah, now it’s for the adults and affects you directly you’re all in uproar.’ 

'Over it': She was labelled foolish for choosing to walk away from her job of 12 years because of her stubbornness, with some fans saying they were unfollowing her on Instagram

‘Over it’: She was labelled foolish for choosing to walk away from her job of 12 years because of her stubbornness, with some fans saying they were unfollowing her on Instagram

Made her bed: Others said she'd 'made her choice' and had to deal with the consequences, which for unvaccinated staff in the hair and beauty industry means not being able to work

Made her bed: Others said she’d ‘made her choice’ and had to deal with the consequences, which for unvaccinated staff in the hair and beauty industry means not being able to work

Stating the obvious: In response to Todd saying she'd lost her job for refusing the vaccine, one fan asked her bluntly: 'Could you not just get vaccinated?'

Stating the obvious: In response to Todd saying she’d lost her job for refusing the vaccine, one fan asked her bluntly: ‘Could you not just get vaccinated?’

Another commented: ‘She made her choice and those are the consequences. I’m not sympathetic that she’s taken that route and found out the hard way.’

A third wrote: ‘No sympathy whatsoever.’

Several noted the irony of a barber offering health advice and also mocked women who refuse the vaccine but are all too eager to inject Botox, a toxin, into their faces.

‘She’s a hairdresser… of course I trust her with my health,’ one fan remarked.

Similar comments included: ‘Yet she pumps her lips and face with injections but won’t get the vaccine,’ and, ‘Bleaching your teeth to the nth degree? Yeah, nah, that vaccine is dangerous.’ 

Ridicule: Several noted the irony of a barber offering health advice and also mocked women who refuse the vaccine but are all too eager to inject Botox, a toxin, into their faces

Ridicule: Several noted the irony of a barber offering health advice and also mocked women who refuse the vaccine but are all too eager to inject Botox, a toxin, into their faces

Doubters: Others were skeptical that Todd would be able to retain her clientele after leaving the barbershop she'd work at for more than a decade

Doubters: Others were skeptical that Todd would be able to retain her clientele after leaving the barbershop she’d work at for more than a decade

Others were skeptical that Todd would be able to retain her clientele after leaving the barbershop she’d worked at for more than a decade.

And one summed up the outrage perfectly with: ‘Ah, yes. Thank God there are influencers to believe instead of scientists.’

Todd announced on Thursday she was no longer working at her usual barbershop in Karingal, Melbourne, after being told to get the jab or quit.  

Despite being forced out of her job of 12 years, the mother of two hopes her clients will continue to visit her at her new salon space. 

Protest: Todd announced on Thursday she was no longer working at her usual barbershop in Karingal, Melbourne, after being told to get the jab or quit

Protest: Todd announced on Thursday she was no longer working at her usual barbershop in Karingal, Melbourne, after being told to get the jab or quit

‘I never thought that I would lose my job over a vaccine, but the positive thing is that I’ve set up my own barber space,’ Todd said in a video posted to Instagram. 

‘I’m jumping on here to reach out to all my regular clients and to the mums with the kids [whose] haircuts I used to do in Karingal.

‘I won’t be going back to that shop anymore, so anyone that I used to cut, or anyone who isn’t getting the vaccine, please hit me up and I’ll be happy to cut your hair.’

Todd said that despite the new government rules, she is willing to cut anybody’s hair regardless of their vaccination status.

'I'll be happy to cut your hair': Despite being forced out of her position, the mother of two hopes her clients will continue to visit her at her new salon space. Todd also said she is willing to cut anybody's hair regardless of their vaccination status

‘I’ll be happy to cut your hair’: Despite being forced out of her position, the mother of two hopes her clients will continue to visit her at her new salon space. Todd also said she is willing to cut anybody’s hair regardless of their vaccination status

‘I am happy to take the vaccinated or the unvaccinated,’ she said.

Todd told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday: ‘I’m not anti-vax. I just think we should have a choice and not lose our jobs over [the vaccine].’ 

It comes after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced that hair salons can reopen for the fully vaccinated once the 70 per cent vaccination target is reached.

Moving on! Pictured with her new boyfriend Joe Donaghy, whom she is understood to have met at her old barbershop

Moving on! Pictured with her new boyfriend Joe Donaghy, whom she is understood to have met at her old barbershop

Fans of Married At First Sight will remember Todd’s ill-fated union with luxury car dealer James Susler from this year’s season.

She has since moved on with tradesman Joe Donaghy.

Donaghy is understood to have been a customer at Todd’s old barbershop, which is how they first met.

Mismatched: Fans of Married At First Sight will remember Todd's ill-fated union with luxury car dealer James Susler from this year's season

Mismatched: Fans of Married At First Sight will remember Todd’s ill-fated union with luxury car dealer James Susler from this year’s season 




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