Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) leather jacket fashion shows can continue, thanks to an exemption she received from a ban on using Chinese social media app TikTok on state devices.

“It is banned for state devices,” Jayson Cavendish, Michigan’s acting chief security officer, told MLive this week.

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Mlive continued:

The change became effective March 1 after having been in a “monitored mode” since March 2020, Cavendish said. People could access it on state devices but had to click through a security warning that discouraged usage.

TikTok’s website is now blocked on browsers, he explained. TikTok’s app can still be downloaded, but it can’t be opened.

There are exceptions, however, for law enforcement and cybersecurity purposes, as well for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s popular TikTok account – @BigGretchWhitmer – which has nearly 200,000 followers.

Whitmer was asked in a recent CNN interview about national security concerns related to having the Chinese app on government-issued devices.

“We don’t do it because it’s fun, although some people think what I put out there can be fun on occasion,” Whitmer told host Jake Tapper. “We have it on one device that has no access to anything else because so many people get their information that way. Whether we like it or not, that is a tool for disseminating important information. And that’s how we use it.”

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That “important information,” as Whitmer called it, includes a time she showed off her collection of leather jackets:

Or when she played basketball with the Detroit Pistons:

Or when she slung beers at a bar:

Or when her favorite Faygo soda pop was selected for her:

“Despite warnings from the FBI regarding security, and the FDA due to its impact on our youth, Gretchen Whitmer continues to fully embrace Chinese technology,” Eric Ventimiglia, executive director for Michigan Rising Action, said in a statement. “Gretchen Whitmer’s chief concern seems to be her own brand when it should be the interests of our state.”