I'm not going to lie. I love MccyD's french fies. I'm not a fan of fries in general, but theirs are the perfect mix of soft, crunchy, salty and hot. So good. We don't eat fast food very often. We don't take the girls there mostly and if we do it's for the drive thru because I don't want to wrestle three girls out of the car and back in. But after watching this video, I won't be going inside a McDonald's anytime soon.
Please go watch it and come back appalled at the complete doucheyness of people. A transgender person, Chrissy tries to use the woman's bathroom. She refuses to leave when two young woman, 14 and 18, demand she does. It's not in the video but according to the onlookers Chrissy and the two girls mouthed off, then the two girls attacked Chrissy. The video is intense and they truly beat the shit out of her. Chrissy got one of their wigs or weave off, but other then that she didn't defend herself much. The girls assault her together, when she's on the ground they kick her in the stomach and head. They drag her by her hair across the store and after kicking her in the head she has a seizure.
Through all this, there is the asshole filming it and making intelligent commentary like "Yo, the bitch is seizing." and telling the girls to leave because the cops are coming. In the video you see that their are numerous other people there who could break it up. Only one person helps. An old lady, and for her trouble she got hit in the face. News reports say one employee tried to help, but in the video he doesn't seem to be doing much but asking them to leave.
I was completely appalled. Not just at the girls doing it but at the people watching. Even if you don't agree with Chrissy's lifestyle or choices no one deserves to get beaten like that. No one. Not even racist homophobes who film fights then post it on their YouTube. Okay maybe them. I just don't understand. I feel naive sometimes, because I can't imagine that people have that much hate or think that's the appropriate reaction.
They are trying to charge the girls on hate crime charges. Because of the differences in their race and that Chrissy is transgender. (I may be using the wrong term. She used to be a man and now has had surgery to become a woman. )
It makes you wonder what you would do. I know that if I had my children with me, I would have gotten them out of the store immediately. Maybe that makes me an asshole, but their safety is number one. But I would have called 911 immediately. If I was by myself I would have tried to intervene. I would be scared to get hurt but I couldn't just stand there. You never know how you would react in a situation until it happens to you. I hope I wouldn't sit idly by when it comes down to it.
Do you think this is a hate crime? What do you think you would do?