Glenn Beck fans stand with Grayson

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:

FamilyMLP

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:

VeteranMLP

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.

ArtTeacherMLP

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!

22yearoldMLP

  • David Croquet

    Glenn Beck loves his hot Bronie action!!

  • Dan Heizinger

    Will Glenn Beck stand with the furries next? Will he attend one of their conventions?

  • http://moonxtal.tumblr.com/ Moonxtal

    I love that the pony on Glenn’s desk is Apple Jack the pony with the element of honesty. Was that someone’s deliberate choice? Also does he know of the boy that hung himself for being teased about liking my little pony? He’s in a coma and will probably never regain brain functions

  • http://moonxtal.tumblr.com/ Moonxtal

    Doubt it, tho I’d love to see him there ^^ Furries are 99.9% Left wing. My mate and I are one of a few that I can think of that are more central/Right

  • Anonymous

    Good for young Grayson! And good for Mr. Beck and co., for putting this story out there. I have to confess, when my own son (at the time age 4) expressed his liking for My Little Pony, and watched the show constantly on Netflix, my first reaction was to tell him- “Thats a girls show son! You don’t want to watch that!”. But he insisted that he really liked the show, and I began to watch it with him and try and show support. It wasn’t long before this dad was doing late night grocery shopping after work, and slowly started building a collection of My Little Pony stuffed animals for my son. He has moved on a bit, and is into Batman and anything Army related, but I am so glad I kept an open mind, and allowed him to be himself. The show is actually very entertaining and filled with good morals about building friendships. I can think of a thousand things worse than being a fan of MLP. Hope this message somehow reaches young Grayson, or any other dads who are on the fence about this show. We had a very fun family moment here in our home getting together with all of my sons pony’s and taking a few photos to show support. All our respect and support, the Smith family-

  • Mya Nhame

    I made Grayson a twibbon – that’s one of those little graphics that you add to the profile picture on your twitter account. It’s a small my little pony ( the rainbow one he likes) – I thought it would be an easy way to show support for him since Glenn was collecting pictures. Here’s a link – I didn’t know what to register it under so I put it under “Stand with Grayson Bruce and be who you are”. Anyway it might be easier for people to do than post a picture. My photoshop and Adobe Illustrator skills aren’t the best in the world, but here’s a link if anyone wants to add it to their twitter picture – you just click “add to twitter” and it will add the image to your twitter picture for you.

    https://twibbon.com/Support/stand-with-grayson

  • David Croquet

    Can you whip up a photoshop of Glenn Beck in fill on Bronie gear?

  • Heidi Nicole Olbrisch Wilden

    Have to share… My son turns 6 on Thursday… He plays with Ponys… He plays with guns. He plays with baby dolls just as easily as he plays with the dirt outside… but you know what else… girls… are no problem to him at all. Infact they like him because he has no problems playing ponies with them… or playing zombie hunters with the boys. So later in life, while these bullies are having problems trying to figure out how to talk to girls…. boys Like Grayson, and my son… will have NO PROBLEMS …

  • Republitards suck

    You know getting your kids to take pictures with ponies is all good. Now fight the legislation and the hate speech in your churches that cause this problem to begin with.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Liberals mentality bully even when someone is defending a 8 year old.

  • Anonymous

    Please provide an example of the “hate speech” in churches you so hatefully deplore.

  • ryan

    We love MLP! #standwithgrayson

  • Warren Wilson

    There’s something wrong with everyone in this story.
    Parents naming their kid “Gay-son”?
    That said, I’m more messed up than any of them so let the dad go kick some ass.

  • Mike Nelson

    I think you’re mistaking “wholly ignorant” for leftist (coincidence?!), although if pressed, most of those I have met will certainly fall (and I do mean “fall down”) to the Left of center; they are in touch with their feelings, but nothing else.

    And yes, I’m a (war)gamer, been so for 30+ years, and used to work at Cons, including GenCon, for several well-known companies. 20 years of interacting with these people leaves me convinced that the following statement is true in every regard:

    “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

    I have recently learned that this maxim is known as Hanlon’s Razor, and is sometimes attributed to other personalities in various incarnations, but all say the same thing. The sentiment that immediately follows this statement should usually be, “To know all is to forgive all.”

  • Evan James Miller

    Morenes is actually in the recovery ward and has returned to consciousness and can perform some actions with his extremities!

  • Evan James Miller

    I hope he goes to BronyCon xD

  • David Croquet

    Glenn Beck should not be anywhere around 8-year-olds. Remember Superrepublican Sandusky?

  • cheryl king

    I to was bullied as a child and it was no walk in the park. Fifth grade was a nightmare. Kids made fun of me and called me names all the time. Where are those people now that made fun of me back then? I have never seen most of them since the fifth grade. What did I learn from all the bullying, it taught me to be a strong person. I learned to speak up when something wasn’t right. To this day if I see someone being done wrong, I say something. Honey, my point is what they think of you won’t mean anything in the years to come. Be true to yourself and mom if things are too bad for him, move him to a different school or homeschool him, if possible. I wish my mom had took me out of school and homeschooled me, I would have had a far better education if she had. It’s hard to learn when you are worrying about all the stuff other kids are saying to you. I know. Anyway, you have my support. Don’t give up, things will get better! Tomorrow, tomorrow, the sun will come out tomorrow. So we’ve got to hang on till tomorrow. I love that movie, Annie!

  • Anonymous

    I had a yard stick as my pony and I rode it every day. Now I ride off into the sunset every night. Happy trails to ya Grayson…….keep on keeping on. :=)

  • Michael Justin Sharp

    Message to Hasbro. Please make Pony toys for boys.

    You tried to make dolls for boys and you called them “Action Figures”. I think you can do it again.

    Here is a Brohoof for Grayson. /)

  • The Beech Bums

    Those worshiping collectivism fail to realize that aggressive human instincts were present long before liberty, prosperity, and profits.

  • http://moonxtal.tumblr.com/ Moonxtal

    OMG That is awesome! I’ve been praying for him.

  • Anonymous

    FOAD!

  • Andrew

    …what? I’m sure the kid’s name is Grayson, buddy.