A woman went viral after a video of her launching into an anti-gay tirade against a man in a nail salon in Washington was shared to social meida.
Christopher Brown, the man who took the video shared it on Facebook. He revealed the incident occurred on 30 December at Casabella Spa & Nails in Lynnwood, Washington, and it began when Brown asked the woman politely to take her phone off loudspeaker.
Brown told KOMO News that he’d gone to the spa for a pedicure. The woman had entered the salon, sat down and began speaking with someone on her phone over loudspeaker.
According to Brown, at this point the woman, who seemed to have been speaking to her daughter, told her over FaceTime:
Hold on, I need to take care of this f****t.
At this point, Brown said, he began recording.
The woman threatened to call the police and offered an ultimatum to the spa staff: Either Brown leaves, or she does.
When staff attempted to diffuse the situation, though they didn’t ask Brown to leave, she decided to leave.
“It’s either him or me,” she demanded.
He bothered me for no reason. He harassed me for no reason, telling me to get off of my phone…Keep recording sissy, keep recording because you probably wish you had a c**t like me, right?
The unnamed woman packed her bag and on her way out unleashed a slew of homophobic words Brown’s way.
Eat my p***y. Eat it. How’s that f*g. Queer. Queer ‘cos you want a p***y.
Brown said he uploaded the video so that he could show people that discrimination exists in Seattle.
He wrote on Facebook:
I’ve been holding back sharing this, but what kind of social justice warrior would I be staying quiet?
This situation occurred at my favorite foot spa in Lynnwood, Washington.
Please take a minute to view and share this, and know that even in the Seattle region, life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows for the lgbt community.
I hope her family and friends see this one day, and are embarrassed by her despicable behavior [sic]
There is still work to do folks. #resist