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I’ve changed my hairstyle so many times now, I don’t know what I look like:

The San Francisco hair salon where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was spotted getting her hair done is closing its doors, the owner told Fox News late Wednesday.

Security footage of Pelosi inside of E salon went viral last week and thrust the Cow Hollow shop into the national spotlight. Now, the salon owner, Erica Kious, said she is done.

Kious told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that she is closing the salon due to fallout of the controversial visit and security video release.

Kious said she initially released the video to show the contradiction of how Pelosi can seemingly feel safe enough to visit a salon for a blow-out, but it is considered dangerous for others to visit. The security footage quickly went viral, with politicians and other business owners weighing in, calling Pelosi hypocritical.

Kious said in the days that followed, she was bombarded with negative emails, calls and Yelp reviews, and late Wednesday night, she told Carlson the pressure was simply too much. After spending a decade and a half in the city, she was closing E salon.

“I’m actually afraid to go back just because of the messages and the emails that I’ve been getting,” Kious said. “It’s a little scary and sad. I do have a lot of positive calls and messages from clients, but other than that, a lot of negativity.”

In a statement following the incident, Pelosi’s team maintained the speaker believed she was following the rules.

“This business offered for the Speaker to come in on Monday and told her they were allowed by the city to have one customer at a time in the business. The Speaker complied with the rules as presented to her by this establishment,” the statement said.

E salon has a second San Francisco location on Greenwich Street, and it’s unclear if that location will remain open.

Hey NBC affiliate, what did you leave out of this inspiring little story about the horrors of Cancel Culture, San Francisco edition?

This:

The San Francisco hair salon owner that was accused of “setting up” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week thanked supporters for their “outpouring” of support in a letter on Tuesday. A crowdfunding effort for Erica Kious surpassed its $300,000 goal on Monday, just six days after it began. 

“I wish I could personally thank every person who sent me their prayers, words of encouragement and support, especially at a time when so many are struggling to make ends meet in their own lives,” Kious wrote in a letter posted Tuesday by the host of the GoFundMe. She thanked her daughters, their “loving dad,” and her family and friends.

The GoFundMe page claims to be set up by a friend of Kious and her family. It states, “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.”

How to be a right wing grifter in America 2020:

(1) Do something terrible, like lie to a customer and then betray her confidence.

(2) Claim you’re being victimized by Political Correctness/Cancel Culture for having done (1), instead of what’s actually happening, which is that you’re being criticized appropriately for being a gigantic piece of shit.

(3) Set up a Go Fund Me to ameliorate your Faux News victimization — and to own the libz of course.

(4) Profit!

The election of Donald Trump will truly remain an eternal mystery, like the square root of a million, or whether Exile on Main Street is better than Abbey Road.

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