GoFundMe for owner of salon visited by Nancy Pelosi raises over $120k in a day, Internet says 'well played Erica'

The fundraiser, titled 'Erica Kious pushed out by Pelosi has to relocate' was set up by former Nevada State GOP chairman Amy Tarkanian

                            GoFundMe for owner of salon visited by Nancy Pelosi raises over $120k in a day, Internet says 'well played Erica'
Erica Kious and Nancy Pelosi (FOX and Getty Images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who is known for her repeated rebuke towards her Republican colleagues and President Donald Trump for failing to follow the coronavirus safety norms recently made news after she was spotted inside a shuttered salon, without a mask, in San Francisco on August 31, 2020. The security camera footage was leaked by Erica Kious, the owner of the salon.

After the incident, Kious, who is a single mother of two children, was forced to shut down and relocate her business and family due to the outrage and threats she is receiving. Soon, former Nevada State GOP chairman Amy Tarkanian set up a GoFundMe fundraiser for Kious, and within a day, it raised more than $120,000.

The fundraiser's title that reads, 'Erica Kious pushed out by Pelosi has to relocate,' described the incident as, "a maskless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited eSalon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. San Francisco's coronavirus guidelines allowed hair salons to reopen their businesses for outdoor services starting Tuesday, with clients seen one at a time. Haircuts are permitted, according to the guidance, but shampooing and hair coloring services are not." The fundraiser further reads, "At the conclusion of this fundraiser, ALL donations will go directly to Erica to pay off any debts from the business that she is forced to shut down, expenses to relocate and reopen in a new location."

As the news of the fundraiser set up for Kious went on social media, people started making speculations and said, "@EricaKious (salon owner) definitely knew what she was doing releasing the video of a wet-headed Nancy. People spoke up, a GoFundMe was set up & she carries on with life, with a few more dollars in her pockets. Well-played Erica! 

Another one slammed her, saying, "Millionaire Amy Tarkanian setting up a GoFundMe for Erica Kious is everything wrong with America. People can't afford to eat or pay rent and millionaires are begging for $ to pay for her trip to wine country. I hate Pelosi but all of these bitches suck it. Wake up Republicans."



While some supported her and said, "The Nation supports you, Erica! You’re a true patriot and 1/2 of the Country or more are praying for you and your business! You should open up a Gofundme page. God bless you for having the guts and fortitude to expose the greatest hypocrite of or time @SpeakerPelosi." and "You are a brave woman! I'm glad you released the video. It shows Pelosi's, hypocrisy, arrogance, and piousness. You caught President Trump's attention--that's awesome! Searching for the gofundme site for you. God bless you."



After the video went viral, Pelosi gave an explanation saying that she was 'set up', even her stylist defended the Speaker, suggesting the owner of the eSalon had deliberately set up Pelosi and had authorized the controversial hair appointment. Kious denied that by saying, "[Pelosi] had called the stylist, or her assistant did, and had made the appointment so the appointment was already booked so there was no way I could have set that up." She also said, "And I've had a camera system in there for five years, I mean I didn't go in there and turn cameras on as soon as she walked in and set her up so that's absolutely false."

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