As Twitchy reported early this month, a spa in Los Angeles was at the center of controversy after a woman posted a viral video on social media about seeing a naked trans woman in the women’s section. “He is a man,” the woman says in the video. “He is not no female.” Wi Spa said that it follows state law, which makes discrimination against transgender customers and other gender non-conforming people in business establishments illegal. The woman held a protest in front of the spa, which attracted the usual suspects as counter-protesters, and violence broke out in the street:
Earlier today: Countless fights broke out down the street from Wi Spa (where the demonstration was held)
A bottle thrown hit my phone at the end of this video and cut it short. pic.twitter.com/KBXLZEGKJj
— James Klüg (@realJamesKlug) July 3, 2021
There was another protest Saturday, but this time the cops were on hand to rough up some of the counter-protesters with batons.
The Los Angeles Times is weighing in, explaining how “far-right rage over transgender rights” has led to chaos in the streets. It’s funny; from the video it doesn’t look like there was any chaos in the streets until Antifa showed up.
How far-right rage over transgender rights at an L.A. spa led to chaos in the streets https://t.co/h7Huza4Xu4
— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) July 20, 2021
We’re kind of bummed Twitchy didn’t make the list of far-right media outlets:
The video showed a woman arguing with Wi Spa employees after she said she had seen a customer with male genitalia in an area that is reserved for women. The Wilshire Boulevard facility has some gender-separated areas with changing rooms and Jacuzzis.
The footage was quickly amplified by an international network of right-wing activists, pundits and media outlets, including Breitbart, the Gateway Pundit, RealClearPolitics and TheBlaze, a publication founded by Glenn Beck. Message boards where anti-trans activists gather, including Mumsnet, saw thousands of comments.
So, tell us more about this far-right rage:
Brian Levin, director of the nonpartisan Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, said the protests are indicative of a “democratization of hate” that has allowed far-right groups with a variety of ideologies to come together around flash-point events after they are amplified online and in conservative media.
“The lightning rod stuff that occurs on social media … then gets slung like a catapult by influencers, and then ends up as violence in the streets,” he said.
We did a search of the article but nowhere saw mention of the “far-left” or any rage from that end of the spectrum, so we’re not sure who was throwing objects at police.
You can see why the Times is on life support
— Vahe Baronian (@vahebaronian) July 20, 2021
Media is complete GARBAGE!!!!
— USC✌🏽️ (@Sctrojan1978) July 20, 2021
you ever stop and think maybe people arent far right and you could be a far left radical? consider it
— TootsieJohnston (@JohnstonTootsie) July 20, 2021
Exposing your penis to a young girl is not a right.
— Carlos That Notices Things (@BasqueQuetzal) July 20, 2021
It's far right to not want little kids to see penis in public?
— Sai-fon (@LastSnowLeopard) July 20, 2021
Women have the right not to be exposed to male genitalia in women-only spaces. That is the beginning, middle and end of this argument.
— Elizabeth Sheehy (@elizamsheehy) July 20, 2021
*how women and girls being exposed to a penis in the women’s locker room led to chaos on the streets.
Fixed it for you.
— Federalist21 (@federalist21) July 20, 2021
Chaos on the streets was caused by the Fascist organization called Antifa. Even their name is ironic.
— Source of Grey Hair (@freechewy) July 20, 2021
There’s no mention of Antifa in the article, only “transgender rights activists.”
You could have gone with a neutral framing of the situation, but instead you decided to go with the "far-right rage" angle and now you're get ratio'd back to the Stone Age. Good.
— Ryan Prong (@RyanProng) July 20, 2021
What makes this ‘far-right rage?’ How is this even political? Nude adults and children shouldn’t be together. Ever.
— Joe Knox (@JoeKnox28968135) July 20, 2021
Please keep doubling down on this issue. Please keep calling people who don't want men exposing themselves to girls "fascists". Please
— cryptoidm (@cryptoidm1) July 20, 2021
You lot are so out of touch with reality it's just weird.
— EFMB (@_efmb_) July 20, 2021
if you are going to paint opposition to men exposing themselves to women and children as right wing, then the left is going to be crushed in the next election
— Randy Garcia 🇺🇸 (@RandyGarciaaa) July 20, 2021
How far left radicals find it odd that good moms don't want their little girls exposed to men's junk.
— Wait . . . What? (@NoMoreNameslefd) July 20, 2021
If by "trans rights" you mean marginalizing women and the gains we've made…
ya nailed it….
— THE Farmer's Wife (@THCfarmersWife) July 20, 2021
So not wanting a man to expose his junk to young girls is now "far-right rage"…
Welcome to the land of Democrats.
— SW (@SW1774) July 20, 2021
What a ration. MFG. pic.twitter.com/tUBhQAT2JM
— Lord B (@ByronHoffman6) July 20, 2021
Women and girls have rights, too. That doesn’t make me far-right, it makes me a feminist. Men don’t get to tell me that I don’t have the right to feel safe in the women’s section of a spa.
— Olive (@olivemozart) July 20, 2021
— buythefear (@MADSENSORY) July 20, 2021
Have you considered that you are not the good guy in this situation?
— 🙄Erin 🤔 (@MsErinMurray) July 20, 2021
— Papa Bear Chump (@papabearnc) July 20, 2021
It's not "far right rage" it's middle America common sense and values. Stop pushing your agenda.
— THE Original Mr. Johnson (@brandenj1972) July 20, 2021
Correction: How normal people stood up to an act of indecent exposure.
— Andrew Boyd (@DukeDankIII) July 20, 2021
"far right rage"
— Rico (@RJBaconium) July 20, 2021
"Far right"? Apparently far left are just fine with exposing children to male genitalia. Degenerates.
— Buck Fiden 🇺🇸 (@A1_Dregs) July 20, 2021
Don’t like a dick waved at your child? You’re a right-wing homophobe! Run with that narrative.
— Generalissimo Abe Froman™ (@WerIstDeinPa) July 20, 2021
"I don't like this therefore it is far-right rage!" LOL What a doofus.
— John J Rambo (@JohnJRamboEsq) July 20, 2021
The only people raging seem to be Antifa that threw projectiles at police. The other people were peacefully protesting a man exposing his penis to women and children.
— USCitizen (@USCitiz51701118) July 20, 2021
We’re telling you, there’s no mention of Antifa at all in the article. They would have included that had they been there, right?
Apparently it is now a far-right concept that adults shouldn't flash their penises at 6-year-old girls.
— RyuSaeba (@SaebaRyu2) July 20, 2021
— WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD ORDER (@ISHINE22) July 20, 2021
"How far left rage in defense of a man exposing himself to young girls led to chaos in the streets"
— Dave (@DavidKapur) July 20, 2021
Far right rage? How about women’s rights to a place to change without a man being in it? I don’t care who you say you are, you do you, but keep your penis out of a women’s locker room.
— Marie Wheels (@lwheeler1) July 20, 2021
Wow. What an idiotic tweet. Why doesn't the LA Times commission a poll of biological women to ask if they want to see penises in the private female areas of spas/gyms/etc. You'll probably be shocked to learn how many women are against this lunacy. LAT promotes misogyny.
— BluesTraveler (@TheStevenAlves) July 20, 2021
If you don’t subscribe to leftist fantasies these people will label you as “far right”. What a bunch of fools these lefties are, masquerading as if they are open minded members of society.
— Marty Perry (@Marty_prr) July 20, 2021
As a palate cleanser, once again, here’s video from Saturday’s counter-protest:
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) July 17, 2021
Literal dumpster fire: Mostly peaceful protesters surround spa where a woman complained about a naked trans woman https://t.co/MW6USlXSUf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 3, 2021