The last we saw him, he was threatening a GameStop employee with physical violence for being called the wrong pronoun. Now, he has a video in which he raps about it on YouTube.
Last December, Tiffany Moore, a man who identifies as a woman, went viral on social media when video showed him cussing out an Albuquerque GameStop employee who called him “Sir.” Throughout the minute and a half rant, Moore not only yelled obscenities at the man but also kicked over a stack of video game consoles while asking if the employee would like to take the conflict “outside.”
“No, you said, ‘sir’; once again, it’s ma’am!” Moore screamed in the video. “Mother f***er! Take it outside! You wanna call me ‘sir’ again? I will show you a f***ing sir!”
“I need your corporate number!” he later yelled, threatening to tell corporate about how he was “misgendered several times in the store.”
“I’m gonna ask you for the fifth time to stop calling me a man, because, quite clearly, I am not!” Moore continued. “I plan on telling the entire LGBTQ community. You’re going to lose money over this.”
Now that nearly two months have passed since the incident, Tiffany Moore has returned under the rap alias “Sara Tonin” with the release of his new rap single: “The Super Ma’am.” The video features Moore (Sara Tonin) waxing poetic about the transgender experience with clips of the GameStop incident interspersed throughout. “Y’all bigots and critics, I gotta thing or two to say to you,” he begins.
To sum it up, that “thing or two” Moore has to say is little more than a warning to future store clerks not to “misgender” him.
“Intentionally misgender once, you’re gonna get corrected,” he raps. “Do it twice, I’m disrespected. Three times and I get aggressive.”
But no description does this video justice. This truly must be seen to be believed:
Following the incident at GameStop, Moore told reporters that he did not regret a single thing and would do it “100,000 times again” if the opportunity presented itself.
“Yeah, I could have reacted a whole lot better,” Tiffany Moore said. “But you know what, I look back at it and if I could, I wouldn’t change a single thing. I would do it 100,000 times again. I would kick over that display 100,000 times again. Because my actions were justified. I mean, it was blatant and malicious hate. It was blatant and malicious misgendering.”
“I was so angry at that point because, literally, five or six times he had called me ‘Sir.’ He got me so fuming angry and I was cussing,” he continued. “We’re humans just like you. We’re people just like you. We have kids. We have parents. We have brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, we’re just trying to live.”
Fortunately, the GameStop did not pull a Starbucks by throwing their innocent employee under the bus. In a statement, the company reiterated its commitment to inclusion while standing by the employee’s conduct:
GameStop prides itself on having a very diverse workforce, many of whom are members of the transgender community. We proudly support and serve everyone who enters our stores regardless of gender or gender expression.
The incident that occurred between Tiffany Moore and our GameStop associate was unfortunate. We believe our associate acted professionally after mis-speaking by apologizing and remaining calm to de-escalate the situation.
Like other corporations committed to inclusiveness, we are continually learning. This incident reminds us to continue pursuing efforts to ensure GameStop remains a diverse, inclusive culture that celebrates every person’s unique value.