Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled the latest brazen attempt to entice people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, sparking eye rolls and criticism on social media.
The Democrat mayor posted a bizarre photo of the latest stunt to outright bribe residents into getting vaccinated by booking an at-home appointment with the city’s Department of Health.
Declaring “this stack could be yours” in a caption to the photo, Lightfoot was seen standing with cash on the floor that spelled out, “Get Vax’d” on Twitter this week as a way to promote Chicago’s new vaccine campaign.
Those calling to make an at-home vaccine appointment will be entered into a raffle to win the cash which was made up of $20 bills, a $5 bill, and a $1 bill used for the apostrophe.
“The message is clear. Get vaccinated from the comfort of your home and this stack could be yours,” Lightfoot’s post read.
The message is clear. Get vaccinated from the comfort of your home and this stack could be yours 💰💵.
— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) January 27, 2022
The post sparked immediate mockery on Twitter.
This looks like an ad for payday loans. 😂
— Abolish Porn. Jail Pornographers. (@Gaunichiwa) January 27, 2022
Somebody thought this was a good idea. Then, other people thought it was too. Then they actually did it. Then they looked at their product and again thought this was a great idea. Then they published it. This right here is an obvious case of group think right?
— Mister Haledaddy (@haledaddy82) January 28, 2022
Objectively speaking, I feel like this should be illegal
— Jackson Keith (@JacksonGKeith) January 27, 2022
Wait… I’ve seen this before… I’m preeeeetty sure you’re doing a Batman villain thing… pic.twitter.com/HG47TVe2xz
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) January 28, 2022
It’s so odd…that and the random $5 in the A….Why $826?
— Brendan (@bconn73) January 28, 2022
This can’t be real.. smh
— Carl Winslow (@CarlWinslow22) January 27, 2022
Why don’t you spend that money on something useful for your city?!
— Wayne Kerr (@nickhitchings) January 28, 2022
Many were reminded of Lightfoot’s past stunts as mayor.
This didn’t work? pic.twitter.com/lnR432EHJF
— A Semi-Pro’s Pro (@semi_pros_pro) January 28, 2022
And plenty of Twitter users were just more distracted by the condition of the couch in the background.
The message is clear. Get your couch cleaned and stop trying to bribe people. https://t.co/XKOoC3z2iA
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) January 28, 2022
Why the fuck is your sofa so dirty
— RichardVonSplashback (@VonSplashback) January 28, 2022
Pick that money up off the floor and spend it on upholstery cleaning. https://t.co/ulLFkAi4R8
— This Space For Rent (@corrcomm) January 28, 2022
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