Twitter Is Defending A Texan Makeup Artist After She Was Harassed For Telling A Potential Client She’s Gay
While the country may be celebrating Pride Month, that does not mean haters and homophobes have gone into hiding. We’re seeing a surge of hate crimes against the gay and trans community, some of them as severe as resulting in death. The latest incident comes out of Texas.
A bride-to-be was planning to hire Kristian Cardenas, a hair and makeup artist out of Lubbock, Texas, but when she found out she was gay, she unleashed hateful words.
Cardenas shared the appalling texts from a woman who was inquiring about hiring her for her wedding. In the now-viral tweet, the exchange between the two women seemed, at first, to be a typical conversation from a potential customer. Things turned for the worst when the woman pried about Cardenas’ sexuality.
The woman could not let it go that Cardenas was gay.
The woman texted: “I have a few questions I was wondering if you could answer?”
“Yes, ma’am,” the 22-year-old replied. ‘What are they?’
“Are you gay?” she asked.
“Yes, ma’am, I am,” Cardenas said. “I’m sorry but what does that have to do with your wedding or my services?”
That’s when the lady went off on her.
According to Gay Star News, Cardenas blocked the woman’s phone number after that last text. She also said that the woman’s comment utterly hurt her.
“I cried and was so mad,” she told the publication, and added, “I have very tough skin and feel like I can handle a lot, but when she told me to change who I am and then she’ll book me, I got upset. It’s so sad that someone had to be so rude to me, and they didn’t even know me.”
Instead of retailing against the woman, Cardenas said she shared the texts to show people to be kind to each other.
Someone on social media blamed Cardenas for sharing too much of her personal life on social media, saying “don’t get mad if people don’t like you for being different.”
She told them on Twitter, I” don’t like this. I am different, everyone is. No two people are the same. Openly sharing my life on my own social media shouldn’t be a bad thing. It’s not that I was offended for someone treating me “differently” it was that her remarks were unnecessary and hurtful.
The most amazing part of this terrible exchange, is that her story has a happy ending.
Fortunately, for every ill-intentioned person, there are hundreds reaching out to Kristian to offer support and kindness.
Kristian has said it has been hard to be accepted especially in Lubbock, Texas.
While this homophobic woman told Kristian she was sinning for being gay…
The lady made no sense whatsoever.
And she was harassed by this woman the entire time…
It’s as if she just wanted to piss her off. We hope she’s seeing the response she’s caused.
Kristian showed so much grace.
She held her composure.
And one thing is for sure, she’s going to get so much more business now.
Thanks, homophobic lady, because of you Cardenas is going to be rolling in clients.