A drag queen received different reactions on social media after she narrated how she was called ‘sir’ many times by a waiter at a restaurant.
In a Facebook post, Drag Race Philippines Season 2 Katkat Dasalla also known as ‘Captivating Katkat’ said that she gave many chances to the waiter to correct things.
But when she realized that the restaurant worker was beyond saving, the drag queen confronted the waiter and told him about how she must be correctly addressed.
“Kahapon nasa isang Japanese resto kami nina Matilduh, Nicole Pardaux and OV then nanghingi kami ng water sa waiter, pagkalapit saken sabi ‘Sir warm or cold?’ Sabi ko cold, then he left. I’m not sure kung tama narinig ko kaya di ako nagreact agad, pero nakita ko nag react mga kasama ko, then sabi nila saken tinawag akong ‘Sir’. So tatawagin kona dapat yung waiter para kausapin, but OV said ‘dont worry kakausapin ko pagbalik’ so hinayaan kona si OV, pagbalik kinausap na ni OV and the waiter immediately apologized. I know he’s just ignorant so I accepted his apology and nag thank u ako kay OV.” said Dasalla.
“I’m just thankful to have friends like them kasi kung wala baka magka Untucked dun sa resto at mapasigaw ako ng ‘yes or no??? See!’ char!” she added.
She then urged the public to normalize asking people about their ‘pronounce’.
“But on a serious note, I just wanna say this! CAN WE NORMALIZE ASKING GENDER PRONOUNS!!! specially if you’re unassure sa pronoun ng taong kausap mo? It is better to ask than to misgender someone, you don’t understand the feeling,” she stated.
However, some netizens who made a comment to Dasalla’s post called him ‘sir’ and ‘uncle’.
As of writing Dasalla’s comment section was already closed to the public.