A transgender city councilwoman, who after reading a sign that read “If you are born with a [expletive], you are not a chick,” confronted the store’s owner to give a piece of her mind.
The confrontation with the owner of Sucher & Sons Star Wars Shop, Don Sucher, ended in a yelling match, KING 5 reported. The incident was caught on video by Meskis.
In the video, Meskis accused Sucher of being a bigot and when he asked her to leave, she did while the both of them continued yelling outside Aug. 4.
“Trans women are women,” Meskis can be heard yelling on the sidewalk in the video.
“You’re nuts,” Sucher yelled back at Meskis.
Sucher went on to say in an interview with KING 5: "I don’t care what they do, but don’t come in here and complain to me about stuff. I have free speech.”
Sucher added that anyone who doesn’t agree with him doesn’t need to shop at his store, and that he has received supportive calls from around the country about how he handled the confrontation and the sign as well, according to KING 5.
The owner also added that he “doesn’t care” if the sign was demeaning and hurtful.
“I don’t give a [expletive] about feelings anymore,” said Sucher. “I went to Vietnam to fight for all this [expletive]. Do you think I care about some [expletive] feeling? Absolutely not!”
Although Meskis said that she knows he has Freedom of Speech, she wanted to tell him to his face that the sign was hurtful, KING 5 reported.
"We are people. We are who we are and we all want to be accepted in our community," said Meskis.
Meskis said she had planned to have her supporters rally outside of the store that following Saturday and Sucher was going to look for backers who would support him as well, but the demonstrations have since been canceled, according to KING 5.