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Covid-19 vaccine: MAFS bride Joanne Todd loses her job for refusing the jab

Married At First Sight star Joanne Todd loses her job of 12 years for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine


A female barber who appeared on this year’s season of Married At First Sight has lost her job of 12 years for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Joanne Todd, 40, 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 position, the mother of two hopes her clients will continue to visit her at her new salon space. 

Protest: A female barber who appeared on this year’s season of Married At First Sight has lost her job for refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Jo Todd (pictured) said on Thursday she was no longer working at her usual barbershop in 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, 40, 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, 40, 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

Statement: 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]'

Statement: 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]’

‘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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