21:39 GMT +317 October 2019
Listen Live
    Screenshot from Titania McGrath 's Twitter

    Netizens Crush Transgender Person Attacking Store Clerk for Calling Her 'Sir'

    © Photo: Twitter/Titania McGrath
    Viral
    Get short URL
    17194
    Subscribe

    An astonishingly wordy reaction arrived as a store staffer invited a transgender customer, who identifies as a woman, to come closer to the cashier desk by referring to her as “sir”, with many Twitter users billing it inadequate, given the transgender person’s looks and the scale of the problem, which she perhaps took too close to heart.

    Activist, “healer and radical intersectionality poet” Titania McGrath has taken to Twitter to post a video in which a transgender person strikes back against a shop assistant who referred to her as “sir”.

    The employee, meanwhile, tried to defend himself, saying that the word was used in relation to a couple of other customers standing nearby, but the indignant transgender person persisted with his accusations.

    Titania McGrath captioned the video adducing her personal attitude:

    “Utterly appalled at the continual misgendering of this beautiful and gracious woman. They have completely denied her existence by talking to her in this way.” However, most Twitter users didn’t take the whole thing as an insult, noting that it is the transgender woman who is to blame for the insults, while the cashier was sincere, apparently scared, and obviously didn’t mean to insult:

    One even drew the audience’s attention to the fact that the clerk apologised with sincerity, adding that there is nothing to be angry about:

    Some, meanwhile, opted for a more ironic way of self-expression, claiming that the transgender woman’s existence could hardly be questioned.

    Others suggested that the whole thing had been played-up, since the person in question is obviously “a man” — something which is perceived on the subconscious level, and the incident in general couldn’t help but harm the transgender community:

    Others came up with tons of most hilarious memes on the subject:

     

    Related:

    Director Faces Twitter Backlash After Calling For 'Transgender' James Bond
    'Contrary to God's Will'? CofE Plan for Transgender Baptisms Outrages Followers
    Assumed to Be Transgender, Dominican Grandma Mistakenly Booked Into Men’s Prison
    UK Public to Pay for Transgender Murderer Who Wants Sex Change Surgery
    Tags:
    men, women, social media, transgender
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik