A man suffering from gender dysphoria, identified on Twitter as Eden Torres, snaps after employees at a Sonic’s fast-food restaurant refers to him as ‘sir’. The restaurant’s manager quickly tried to apologize but that wasn’t enough for Torres. The manager also tried to please Torres by asking what pronoun he preferred to be called by, but Torres refused to answer that question.
Instead of telling the manager that he preferred to be called whatever pronoun he identifies as Torres told the manager to assume his gender. When the manager answered honestly and told him that he looks like a man.
Torres took to Twitter to ‘expose’ him. Shockingly, the folks on Twitter were not as ‘woke’ as I think Torres had hoped, and instead the already irritate Torres was dragged by users for his unfair treatment of the restaurant manager.
(Video part 2: #transgender #discrimination) #Trans #GirlsLikeUs #woman #women #gender #transphobia #transwoman #transgirl #men #fastfood #texas #america #TransIsBeautiful #TransRightsAreHumanRights #TransWomenAreWomen #girls #hate #houston #texasgirls #dangerous #attack pic.twitter.com/zMn5bOME48
— Eden Torres (@edentorres121) October 2, 2021
Sonic’s replied to the video.
“Eden, we have a strict anti-discrimination policy and take this very seriously. We launched an immediate investigation into the incident, and we have reached out to you via TikTok to gather more information needed to complete the investigation. Please feel free to DM us here.”
Torres commented about the incident on Twitter indicating that he didn’t want anyone fired but instead trained.
“The manager of this Sonic told me, it’s ok that I’m gay. I’m not gay. I’m trans. There is a difference between sexuality & gender identity. Clearly, the manager doesn’t know this. That’s ok but he can learn. Clearly, I’m not the only one who had issues. Don’t fire him, train him.”
Twitter User’s Response:
“So the guy asks your pronouns (I thought you all wanted this) you then ask him to assume what he thinks you are (I thought you weren’t supposed to do that?) and then you get pissed at the answer. Literally, there was no way the guy could have won,” one user wrote.
“The employee asked you what you wanted to be called. Instead of answering, you told him to assume. When he did what you asked, you got upset. You had a chance to be called what you wanted but chose not to. This guy isn’t paid enough to put up with you,” another user tweeted.
Another user wrote, “In a real-life situation, most people would shrug it off if called the wrong name or sex. But no not you, you needed to make a scene. You have finally achieved your fantasy goal, TikTok fame, Whopti Fx’n do. I hope it’s all you dreamed it would be.”
Another one wrote, “He was being very polite to you. He called you ma’am. He asked what he wanted. He apologized. It really looks like you just wanted an argument. He did everything right. As much as you feel someone may have made a mistake, it’s very obvious he did everything right.”
There were also a ton of users slamming Torres for his over-use of hashtags—It really is a lot.