Transphobes are looking at it as a joke.
A trans woman shopping at a GameStop in Albuquerque was visibly upset when the clerk kept misgendering her in front of other customers over the holidays.
The video, tweeted by Ryan Fournier, the chair of the college Republican organization “Students for Trump,” has now been viewed over 8 million times. It shows a woman interacting with the clerk in what looks like an attempt to get a refund, but she is constantly misgendered by both the salesperson and another waiting customer.
Her temperament escalates as the clerk continues to misgender her after she says she has already corrected him "five times." The employee eventually addresses her as ma'am.
Some conservatives and anti-LGBT advocates are taking the opportunity to mock the situation, posting insensitive comments and vitriol. We won't post those comments here, but they are unpleasant and transphobic.
The video doesn't give any information about the time leading up to her being upset, but constantly being misgendered even after correcting the clerk seems to be something trans men and women have to endure every day.
As of this writing, Game Stop has yet to release a statement.
Their code of conduct prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and sexuality and says every customer should be treated with "courtesy, dignity, and respect."
"All GameStop associates will treat every co-worker, customer and vendor with courtesy, dignity and respect. All associates are entitled to work in an environment free of harassment and discrimination from coworkers, outside parties or supervisors. Company policy prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any associate, customer or vendor on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation."
Here is the video below (NSFW-language):