Chicago Mayor's 'Beauty Budget' Sparks OUTRAGE As Chicago Faces Unprecedented Violence

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In the midst of a city grappling with escalating violence, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has been reported to have spent a staggering $30,000 on personal grooming services during his inaugural year in office.

According to Gateway Pundit, this revelation, sourced from election board records, has raised eyebrows and sparked questions about the mayor's priorities.

The Chicago Sun-Times disclosed that the lion's share of this expenditure was directed towards Denise Milloys Makeup Majic, a South Side-based business. Milloy, a self-proclaimed skincare enthusiast, received over 30 payments in 2023 and 2024. While a campaign spokesperson defended the expenses, stating that Hair and makeup services are commonplace among high-ranking public officials, Johnson's grooming budget appears to significantly outstrip that of his counterparts.

The Sun-Times further reports that Johnsons predecessor, Lori Lightfoot, spent a comparatively modest $2,000 on event-makeup services last year. Similarly, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle reported a $217 makeup expense in 2019. Even Governor J.B. Pritzker, who largely funds his campaign from his personal fortune, has made 11 payments totaling $6,000 for hair and makeup for events like TV shoots, between 2018 and 2022.

Paul Vallas, Johnson's opponent in the previous mayoral election, claimed he spent nothing on hair or makeup, jokingly attributing his frugality to his baldness: Id like to take credit for being frugal, but nature took care of that.

As Johnson's grooming expenses come to light, the city he governs continues to grapple with a surge in violence. Over Memorial Day weekend alone, the Chicago Police Department reported 41 shootings and 9 fatalities. In another shocking incident, a pregnant woman lost her unborn child after being assaulted by teenagers who claimed to "own the street."

Moreover, a recent report from Chicagos Office of Inspector General (OIG) warned that the city and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) are ill-prepared for the anticipated influx of protestors during the Democratic National Convention in August.

These pressing issues beg the question: Is Mayor Johnson more concerned with his personal appearance than the escalating crises plaguing his city? The citizens of Chicago, caught in the crossfire of violence and unrest, deserve a leader who prioritizes their safety and well-being over personal vanity.