Posted September 28, 2018 07:03:03 A recent episode of the sitcom “Cosmo” featured a female customer at Grace Beauty Salon in New York City.
She asked the staff to leave, but when they did, she got the creeps.
“I feel like this is a place where you’re supposed to be in your own skin, not someone else’s,” the customer said in the episode, which has since been removed from the internet.
“And if I go back, I’m going to feel like I’m being judged and I’m not a normal human being.”
In response, the Grace Beauty salon responded by saying the customer had “been very rude.”
The video has since garnered more than 10 million views on YouTube, and it prompted a Change.org petition calling on the cosmetics company to pull the video.
“Cosmos, please pull your Cosmo Beauty episode.
It is degrading to women and trans women of color, and insulting to the transgender community,” the petition read.
“Instead of showing the show to a new generation of viewers, you should show the show only to cisgender women of privilege.”
Grace Beauty was quick to apologize and take down the episode.
“We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to the customer and to everyone who watched this episode and enjoyed it,” the salon said in a statement to NBC News.
“This was never our intention.
We are taking steps to address this matter with the customer, and we will continue to listen to her feedback and address any issues she has.”
A representative for Cosmo has not yet responded to NBC’s request for comment.