Earlier today, Glenn asked listeners and viewers of the radio show to show their support for nine-year-old North Carolina boy named Grayson Bruce, who was bullied for bringing a “My Little Pony” lunchbox to school. While Glenn isn’t an expert on “My Little Pony”, he respected and supported Grayson’s efforts to express himself. To show their solidarity, Glenn encouraged anyone out their to tweet or email their photos with the message “Stand With Grayson”.
Fans took to social media to show their support, and we collected a few of our favorites to highlight:
— Live Free, Die Hard! (@PhillFreedom) March 17, 2014
— Karen Kain (@raisingkains) March 17, 2014
— Donna Archambault (@motherof3NC) March 17, 2014
— dieflying (@dieflying) March 17, 2014
From Ryan W.: Thanks for standing up for this boy and thanks for spreading the message. I’m an OIF veteran and I still love MLP. Here’s my MLP ink:
Miste M.: My name is Miste and I’m a 32 year old art teacher. I love My Little Pony for the family values and creativity. Grayson never conform. People that become great are nonconformists.
From Lauren S.: My name is Lauren “Rennie” S. and I am a huge fan of not only My Little Pony but Glenn Beck and the ability of being proud of who you are.
Grayson, I am a 22 year old woman who likes to dress up in costumes and go to nerdy conventions, such as comic con. When I was in middle and high school, I hid this part of myself in order to conform to what what “normal” and yes I was popular. Until one day I woke up and realized that I wasn’t happy. Not only did I give up years of this hobby that I thoroughly enjoy, but not one person at that school really cared about me, or even knew me. Never do this Grayson, being popular is never all it is cracked up to be. I never got to have a real friend because I was concerned with hiding a whole part of who I am, just for the sake of being “popular”. As Shakespeare said “to thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night, the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Once I realized that ponies rock and I love myself for everything I am, only then did I make true friends (from comic con) and meet the love of my life.
Be proud to be you Grayson!