A Connecticut woman says she was harassed in a Walmart restroom by a woman who mistook her as transgender because she has short hair and was wearing a baseball hat.
She made a selfie-video about the event and posted it on Facebook. And that sparked a ton of backlash — Aimee Toms says 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.
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.
A transgender woman using the women’s bathroom in Connecticut is legal.
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