Published on March 16th, 2012 | by Wild Gender1
VIDEO: Bizarre “Coming Out” Social Experiment
In one of the strangest social experiments we’ve ever seen, an ABC show called “What Would You Do,” hosted a Candid Camera-type sketch involving actors, one pretending to be the parent of a transgender child who “comes out” in public.
The show is hoping for inflammatory reactions from bystanders at a diner where the event was staged. Throughout, there are pronoun problems galore, an overwhelmingly sensationalist narrative, and the overriding sense that friendly bystanders consoling the faux trans person are brave in so doing.
The segment ends with Betsy and Ron, PFLAG members of Equality Florida, who try to talk some sense into the scene when a camera crew bursts out of hiding for the perverbal “gotcha” moment.