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A woman in Canada was forced to close her business following backlash over her refusal to wax the male genitals of transgender LGBT activist Jessica Yaniv, formerly known as Jonathan Yaniv.

Yaniv filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal seeking financial restitution.

Editor’s note: This was apparently the most convenient option to resolve the matter, rather than patronizing a DIFFERENT salon that is willing to inflict physical torture without respect to race, color, or current gender choice of person suffering with hairy genitals.

Fun Fact: Hairy activist Yaniv has filed complaints against 15 other estheticians with the tribunal, claiming “gender identity” discrimination, as well. In other words, it’s kind of a hobby for Yaniv – that and embarrassing family, but the latter doesn’t pay nearly as well.

According to The Post Millennial, as reported by The Daily Wire, Marcia Da Silva (she owned the waxing clinic) claims that she refused to service the complainant “due to safety concerns raised by her husband and alleged harassment on Yaniv’s part and not because of the claimant’s identity.”

During tribunal proceedings (Fancy Pants for “in Court”) on Wednesday, Da Silva said the complaint (i.e. “harassment”) from Yaniv forced her to close shop.

“Some of my clients have been very significantly affected on a personal level. [Another client also] closed her business, she has been depressed, anxious, sleepless and that has gone on for a period of many many months,” said Jay Cameron, a lawyer from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms representing Da Silva.

“It is a very serious thing to launch a human rights complaint against a person. My clients are people,” said Cameron. “They have a right to make a living and this has interfered with their livelihood, but also you have the stigma of being associated with this hanging over you.”

WIBC host Tony Katz commented on the bizarre, yet politically sobering case Monday morning:

“The truth about freedom is that it’s ugly. You might be offended about the things people can do in a free society, but better you be offended than for you to keep people from being able to do the thing. In order to live in a free society and live a free life, people have to be able to do things, and things you might disagree with.”

Click the link below to hear Tony’s full commentary.