If ever a Christian needed to be put on blast for being bigoted, foul-mouthed, and violent, it’s this one.
Pearl Love, a transgender woman who was riding the Manhattan-bound 4 train last Thursday, was viciously attacked by a woman we can safely assume is a Christian, judging by her cross necklace. The video, which Love captured on her phone, shows the Christian woman barraging her with explicit language, eventually ramping up to a physical attack.
(Warning for those of you at work or around children: Among the colorful words used by the attacker are references to Love’s genitalia, descriptions of sex acts, and outright slurs.)
Here’s just a glimpse at the verbal barrage — and (trust us) it’s not the worst part:
… Do you do this on the weekends or is this an everyday event for you? Like, you sit up and get on the train everyday, like, “What do people think about me?” one day, and then you cut all your shit off, put your extensions back in, and go back to work, like… who are you really under all that makeup? Where’d you come from? Are you the emperor of China? Or, like, how are we supposed to act with you? What should we do about you? ‘Cause this shit right here ain’t appropriate for my child. I’m sorry, I don’t give a fuck. I don’t give a fuck. I’ll fight you right now. I don’t even feel comfortable with you, motherfucker…
Love posted the video to her Facebook account with this message:
Hi. Everyone, it’s Pearl :
I am an outreach social worker for Trans Latina network and an Asian transgender individual. Today is 4.28.16 Thursday. I work in big event for the center — the 8th annual immigration fare & culture event. Between 4:30-4:45 pm. I was on 6 train from Bronx to the LGBT center to work , when I change 6 train to 4 express train in 125 st station an unknown woman sitting across me starter to verbally abuse me. Make lot of shit comments about how much she hate Trans people and want me to suck her dick. She also made racist comments. I ignored her and kept reading my book. When the train got to 86 st she start getting so loud and crazy yelling at me so I started to record her on my phone can- she start getting even louder and start assault me and hit me. As you can see it’s definitely a hate crime. She attacked me inside the train . When I retreated she threw all my stuff on the floor and chased me around the train and say she is going to find a stick to hit me. It was a crowded train and everyone heard it but no one helped me. Guys acting like nothing happened. For 5 min. Then when the train stop on 42 st. She got out of train but keep yelling at me, I recorded 4 videos around 3.5 min. Thanks to an older guy who helped me pick my stuff up and put it back my bag, and said sorry to me
Gawker reached out to Pearl Love to see if she had filed any charges against her attacker, but they haven’t yet received a response. No record of the attack is on file with the NYPD.