Gamestop is standing by its employee after a video of a transgender woman throwing a fit inside a New Mexico store and accusing the employee of “misgendering” her went viral.
“The incident that occurred between Tiffany Moore and our GameStop associate was unfortunate,” Gamestop said in a statement Tuesday. “We believe our associate acted professionally after mis-speaking by apologizing and remaining calm to de-escalate the situation.”
A video of the December incident showed Tiffany Moore, a transgender mom, screaming at a cashier for calling her “sir.”
“Ma’am! Once again, ‘ma’am!,” Ms. Moore yells in the video. “If you want to call me sir again, I will show you a f—ing sir, mother f—-er!”
She then kicks over a display and demands the company’s corporate number. The cashier, who stays calm throughout the exchange, repeatedly apologizes for the slip and offers to retrieve the number.
“I plan on telling the entire LGBTQ community. You’re going to lose money over this,” Ms. Moore says before storming out.
Ms. Moore told local news station KOB 4 that she has no regrets about how she acted.
“Yeah, I could have reacted a whole lot better,” she 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.”
GameStop said it doesn’t discriminate against anyone and values the diversity of its workforce.
“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 company’s statement added. “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.”
The employee in the incident has not been named.
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