A young woman recently took to Youtube where she recorded a passionate video testimonial about her encounter with a woman in a Walmart bathroom who harassed her after she mistook her for a transgender woman.
A Connecticut woman, who sports a pixie haircut, says she was harassed in a Walmart restroom by a woman who apparently mistook her as transgender.
After posting a Facebook video about the incident, Aimee Toms said she’s been threatened by internet trolls and called a “lesbian” and “whore.”
“People have irrational fears, I’d like for them to know this simply isn’t something to be so angry about,” Toms, 22, told the Daily News.
“Transgender people affect their lives in no way, shape, or form.”
The alleged incident comes as North Carolina’s obsessive quest to restrict transgender bathroom use has exploded into the national issue, with the Justice Department suing the state over the law it called “state-sponsored discrimination.”
Toms said in her video she was using the bathroom at a Danbury Walmart Friday when a woman suddenly approached her from behind and yelled, “You are not supposed to be here! You need to leave!” The woman then flipped off Toms, told her she’s “disgusting” and stormed out, Toms said.
Toms said she believes her short hair, and the baseball cap she wore that day, made the woman mistake her for a transgender woman using the women’s bathroom — which, in Connecticut, is perfectly legal.