A transgender woman threatened to fight a GameStop employee in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after he apparently referred to the biological male as “sir.”
Another customer at the store taped the incident and a man named Tom Smith posted it to his Facebook. The intense video quickly went viral.
The video starts with the trans individual cussing out the male GameStop clerk after being offered store credit rather than a refund.
“I don’t want credit, you’re going to give me my f***ing money back,” the customer yells.
A woman not in the view of the camera took issue with the trans person’s vulgar language.
“Excuse me, sir, there’s a young man in here — you need to watch your mouth,” she says in a calm voice.
The trans person instantly becomes aggressive, screaming, “Excuse me — it is ma’am! It is ma’am!”
“I’m sorry. I can call the police if you’d like me to. You need to settle down,” the woman responds, keeping her calm tone.
“You need to settle down!” the enraged customer screams back at her, pointing at her face. “You need to settle down and mind your business!”
The trans person then turns to the clerk: “Ma’am! Once again: ma’am!”
“I said, ‘both of you,'” contends the young employee.
“No, you said, ‘sir’; once again, it’s ma’am!” the trans person screams in response, before threatening to fight him. “Mother f***er! Take it outside! You wanna call me ‘sir’ again? I will show you a f***ing sir!”
The aggressive customer then kicks downs products in the store and walks toward the exit door, but then turns back around.
“I need your corporate number!” he yells from the back of the store, threatening to inform corporate about being “misgendered several times in the store” and demanding, “I need your corporate number now! Get it for me, now!”
The employee asks the customer to “calm down and stop cussing.”
“I’m gonna ask you for the fifth time to stop calling me a man, because, quite clearly, I am not!” the customer declares, continuing to berate the clerk.
The employee apologizes, “I’m sorry for that, ma’am, I will get you that number. … I’m asking you to stop cussing.”
“I’m not cussing,” responds the trans person, who then grunts two times and heads to the exit door, again.
Mumbling inaudible cuss words, the customer accuses the employee of “disrespecting trans people.”
“I plan on telling the entire LGBTQ community,” he tells the employee. “You’re going to lose money over this.”