A video of a confrontation between a trans woman and a shop assistant has gone viral after the clerk and other customers repeatedly misgender her.
The video shows a heated exchange between the woman and the shopping clerk. While what the argument was originally about is unclear, she asks him, ‘Give me my fucking money back’.
The store appears to be a GameStop though the location is unclear.
The video is posted by Ryan Fournier, a political commentator and Trump supporter. He Tweeted the video with the text: ‘What [sic.] is what happens when you “misgender” someone…’
What is what happens when you “misgender” someone… 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/TPlkQyp2DQ
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) December 28, 2018
After the woman demands her money back, a customer steps in and misgenders her: ‘Excuse me sir, there’s a young man in here.’
The trans woman clarifies: ‘Excuse me it’s mam, it is mam.’
To which the customer replied: ‘I can call the police if you’d like me to, you need to settle down.’
After she tells the customer to ‘mind her own business’, the store assistant cuts in by calling her ‘sir’ again.
She clarifies: ‘Mam, once again, mam.’
However, the shop assistant insists on calling her ‘sir…’
The woman then losers her temper and shouts: ‘Motherfucker take it outside, you want to call me sir again, I will show you a fucking sir. Motherfucker.’
It’s only when she threatens to ring the corporate number that the shop assistant finally calls her by the correct gender.
‘Well I’m going to ask you for the fifth time to stop calling me a man because quite clearly I am not.’ She concluded, before adding:
‘You keep on disrespecting trans people in this store. And I plan on telling the entire LGBTQ community. You’re going to lose money over this.’
The reaction to the video has been mixed.
While there are some speaking out in defence of the trans woman, many others are finding it funny. At the time of publishing, 15,000 people retweeted it and 53,162 people liked it.
There are also comments underneath laughing, saying: ‘when he said sir again i SCREAMED’.