Wi Spa video: Naked person's penis was 'slightly erect', says woman who confronted staff
The woman, who goes by the name Cubana Angel, complained to staff at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles about the allegedly naked transgender client in the female locker room
A woman who went viral for complaining to spa staff about a naked transgender woman in the women's locker room told the press about her horror when she saw that her penis was "slightly erected."
When the woman, who goes by the name Cubana Angel, complained to staff at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles, she was told that the biological man identified as a transgender woman and hence was allowed to be naked in the women's locker room. The complainant spoke out shortly after the video went viral even as LGBTQ advocates said the incident was 'staged' and violent protests saw groups from both sides of the trans rights debate battling it out on the streets. In a press conference, mostly ignored by news outlets, Angel claimed that the transwoman was fully exposed and slightly aroused.
"This was not normal. I'm in a safe place. But now I'm not," Angel said at the press conference. "Little girls are there, their mothers are there, other women are looking about, and they begin to put their robes back on them. I went to management. Management did nothing. I even told the guy he should leave, 'This is not right,' and he didn't leave. We had no help whatsoever. I did not know what to do," she explained, adding that she "experienced what no woman or little girl should ever experience."
Do we still believe all women? Do we trust that a church woman knows a semi when she sees one? Women’s testimony in 2021 is always tested against the power structure. Same as it ever was. pic.twitter.com/xrT9N9mAiF— Edie Wyatt (@msediewyatt) July 8, 2021
The alleged incident occured in June. In the viral video shared on Instagram, Angel alleged that the Wi spa in Los Angeles allowed a 'man' to walk around while exposing his penis in the women's section. When she confronted the staff members of the spa, a worker seen in the video allegedly told the woman that the unidentified "man" was permitted inside the spa because of his “sexual orientation.” But the woman questioned, “what sexual orientation?,” before repeating that he was "not a female."
The video showed another woman asking for a refund from the spa and the first woman supporting her, while a man tried to defend the naked person, saying he might be transgender. But the woman rebuked him and stated "there’s no such thing as transgender" as he “had a dick, he has a penis hanging out.” She said, “I have a right to feel comfortable without a man exposing himself,” before adding, “that’s traumatizing to see that.” The man then appeared to say sorry, to which the woman replied, “Ya, you are sorry, you should be, sweety.”
The three-minute and 25-second long clip sparked violent protests last week, and many LGBTQ advocates speculated that the incident may have been “staged.” A report by the Los Angeles Blade stated that anonymous sources within the LAPD said that they did not find any proof to confirm the woman’s claim in the video. Additionally, Angel was slammed by critics for sharing Christian memes online. Many asked why she went to Wi Spa, which popularly caters to the LGBTQ community.
However, Angel has continued to maintain her stand and has started a website to fight her cause. In a recent video posted on the Instagram account of Marc Little, whose bio read “Christian & Pastor”, she was seen holding the aforementioned press conference.
During the presser, Angel urged people to fight for the rights of women and children. She also asked them to visit her website and insisted that Wi Spa has a history of such cases, where men were allowed inside the women's only section.