Fans respond to Kelly Stafford referring to Michigan as a ‘dictatorship’

Kelly Stafford, who is the wife of Detroit Lions‘ quarterback Matthew Stafford, managed to get quite the rise out of people on social media after she referred to Michigan as a dictatorship.

Here is what Kelly said in a video posted to her Instagram story on Thursday.

So I’m going to be very blunt: I’m so over it. I’m over living in a dictatorship that we call Michigan. I understand there’s a pandemic, and I understand it’s very scary. I’m scared of it too. If you are at risk, do not leave your house until there’s a vaccine.

“But shutting down all these small businesses — things that people have worked their life for — shutting them down again is not the answer, because they will not make it. So once we are able to leave our house, once this dictatorship decides to let us have some freedom, there will be nothing left.

“I’m just over it. I see all these people and it brings me, like, to tears. I — and believe me, I know there’s people out there that are stating, ‘That’s really ignorant of you. How could you say that?’ Listen, I know not everybody’s going to agree with me. Not everybody’s going to agree with my every move I make. That’s life, OK? We state our opinions, we move on.

This is my opinion. I feel for these small businesses. It’s not that I don’t feel for people that have COVID, or the hospitals. I do. But this is my opinion. I do not feel like — I do not like living in a place where they tell me what I can and cannot do. I live once. Again, this is my opinion. You have yours, everyone has their own, and we chalk it up to that.”

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Not long after her initial video, Kelly was back on Instagram to “apologize” for her choice of words, saying they were said, “in the heat of the moment.”

Since those videos came out, fans have taken to social media with some defending Kelly and others bashing her.



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