‘Don’t f*** with me’: Woman threatens to punch transgender TikTok star in expletive-filled tirade caught on video at Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco
- Lilly Contino was eating at Cheesecake Factory in Union Square when she was threatened by a 70-year-old woman
- A viral TikTok video with more than 11 million views showed the altercations play out as Contino’s dog sat right beside her
- The attack occurred in the liberal and ‘queer friendly’ city of San Francisco
A 70-year-old woman threatened to punch a transgender TikTok star in an explosive tirade that broke out at a San Francisco Cheese Cake Factory.
Lilly Contino was enjoying her food at the Union Square, San Francisco restaurant when the elderly woman sitting at a nearby table started to talk to her.
The woman wasn’t seen in the video posted last week, but can be heard actively insulting Contino and self-identifying as a TERF, or a trans-exclusionary radical feminist – a derogatory term for those who are considered transphobic, according to Dictionary.com.
‘You’re a boy, right? Don’t f*** with me ’cause honestly, I hit. I hit hard,’ the woman told Contino.
‘I’d like to see you try,’ Contino replied.
Lilly Contino was enjoying her food at the Union Square, San Francisco restaurant when the elderly woman sitting at a nearby table started to talk to her
The woman wasn’t seen in the video, but can be heard actively insulting Contino and self-identifying as a TERF, or a trans-exclusionary radical feminist – a person who is against transgender people. Pictured: Contino
The TikTok video has garnered more than 11 million views by shocked viewers in disbelief the altercation occurred in California’s most liberal cities.
‘Don’t judge me for being a turf,’ the woman told Contino before threatening to label him as a ‘racist.
‘I get to be who I want to be and you get to be who you wanna be, right?’
To which Contino responded: ‘Which is?’
‘I’m not a witch,’ the woman said.
The woman became flustered by the conversation and tossed more insults at Contino.
‘You know what, take your stupid dog, eat your f****** food and get the f*** out of my life,’ the woman said.
‘Otherwise, I have to label you a white racist,’ she added. ‘For a 70-year-old minority woman. You’re a racist. You want your rights, I want mine too.’
Shortly after, Contino was approached by a waiter who sent over the restaurant manager.
It is unclear if the woman was asked to leave, but the manager extended his apology to Contino for her experience.
The TikTok video has garnered more than 11 million views by shocked viewers in disbelief the altercation occurred in California’s most liberal cities
A self-identified TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) threatened me at the @cheesecake factory. I happened to be streaming at the time and caught the encounter on camera. This happened at the Union Square location in San francisco
Contino is a TikTok star with more than 121,000 followers living in San Francisco
Contino was shocked by her experience and the lack of intervention by Cheesecake Factory staff.
‘Part of this was just shock and disbelief that this was happening. I live in San Francisco for a reason. I live here because it’s a liberal city, it’s one of the most queer-friendly cities in the world. To have it happen in such a public place and have nobody help,’ Contino told CBS.
In a follow-up video, Contino answered question from viewers about the identified woman.
Contino confirmed the woman was a minority but didn’t disclose her race. She also said it was unclear if the woman was drunk but she came with a ‘two liter bottle of ginger ale that she was drinking from the head.’
‘She ordered two mimosas… but they weren’t delivered,’ she added.
Contino said she was streaming when the woman started talking to her and then the 70-year-old left the restaurant at her own accord, Contino said.
‘She just happened to start talking to me while I was on stream,’ she said. ‘She just left and Cheesecake Factory saw her leave but no one ID’d her. We don’t really know who she is.’
Since the incident, Contino has been back to posting his regular content.
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