Andy Park wanted to test the limits of Target’s new bathroom policy that allows transgender people to use whichever store restroom “corresponds with their gender identity.”
Park visited a Target store in St Petersburg, Florida, on April 22 and recorded his experiences on a hidden camera. In the video he asks Target staff if he can use the female restroom as he “gets uncomfortable in the men’s room,” and a manager confirms that he can.
The video has since gone viral. On his Facebook page, Park says his video was not directed at transgender people but rather “macho heterosexuals who will use this policy to walk in to women’s rooms and commit crimes.”
Target have been criticized for their new policy and a petition calling for a boycott of the chain claims to have over 869,000 signatures.
In the downloadable version for this video, the faces of the Target staff have been blurred. Credit: YouTube/Andy Park