A wild confrontation erupted between a transgender councilwoman and a Star Wars store owner over a sign that she claims is transphobic.    

In a video, councilwoman Tiesa Meskis got into a five-minute shouting match with Don Sucher, the owner of Sucher & Sons Star Wars Shop in Aberdeen, Washington, on Thursday, over his sign that reads: 'If you are born with a d**k, you are not a chick. 

Meskis can be heard yelling: 'Trans women are women. That sign is bulls***t.'  

'You're nuts,' Sucher yelled back. 'I'm telling you that as a man, that's bulls**t.' 

Councilwoman Tiesa Meskis said she entered the shop to confront Don Sucher about his sign, which she said was derogatory against transwomen

Councilwoman Tiesa Meskis said she entered the shop to confront Don Sucher about his sign, which she said was derogatory against transwomen

Sucher said he did not care if his sign hurts anyone's feelings. He added that some of his customers support the sign

Sucher said he did not care if his sign hurts anyone's feelings. He added that some of his customers support the sign


Sucher said that he was expressing his freedom of speech with the sign, and that if someone did not agree with him, they were free to leave his Star Wars memorabilia shop, King 5 reported. 

Meskis said the sign was demeaning to transwomen and wanted the shopkeeper to know that it was hurtful. 

'We are people. We are who we are and we all want to be accepted in our community,' said Meskis.

Sucher said he didn't care about how the sign made people feel.  

'I don't give a s**t about feelings anymore,' he said. Do you think I care about some s**t feeling? Absolutely not!'

Meskis serves as the member of the Aberdeen City Council, overseeing Ward 2, Positon 3
Sucher runs the Sucher & Sons Star Wars Shop, a memorabilia shop of the beloved Sci-Fi movie

Meskis, a transwoman, left, serves serves as the member of the Aberdeen City Council. She agreed that Sucher, right, has the right to have the sign up, but wanted to voice her opposition

Meskis, pictured above in the tie dye shirt, claimed the sign was transphobic.

Meskis, pictured above in the tie dye shirt, claimed the sign was transphobic. 

Sucher runs the shop with his family and specializes in Star Wars memorabilia

Sucher runs the shop with his family and specializes in Star Wars memorabilia 

He says the picture is still up today and that everyone loves it. 

Both Meskis and Sucher said they have received support from others online following the incident.  

Meskis told the Washington Examiner that she ultimately agreed that Sucher has the right to express himself, but she wanted him to do it in a way that was less offensive to the transgender community. 

'What he wrote there was so demeaning and so dismissive of who I am, who any trans woman is,' she said. 

'We are people. We are who we are, and we all want to be accepted in our community.' 

The shop operates at 413 E Wishkah St., in Aberdeen

The shop operates at 413 E Wishkah St., in Aberdeen

The shop is filled to the brim with merchandise celebrating the Star Wars franchise

The shop is filled to the brim with merchandise celebrating the Star Wars franchise

Sucher, pictured above outside his shop, and Meskis said they had planned demonstrations outside the shop on Saturday, but all events have since been called off

Sucher, pictured above outside his shop, and Meskis said they had planned demonstrations outside the shop on Saturday, but all events have since been called off 

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