Brian Sims is not here for your cyber bullying.
One of our 100 intriguing LGBTs to look for this year, the Pennsylvania state representative out-trolled a homophobic bigot and the internet is losing it.
The troll posted “N*gger f*ggot” on the out politician’s Facebook. Instead of ignoring the hateful message, Sims opted to publicly drag the racist homophobe by calling his grandmother.
“David, I can’t tell if you’re just a really dumb little boy or an angry bigot but I know for sure that you shouldn’t have posted your grandmother’s telephone number on your Facebook page,” the representative wrote.
“She and I just had a very disappointing chat about you. We’ll talk soon…”
Brian Sims posted the exchange on his Facebook with the following caption:
Dear Bigots, posting your grandmother’s telephone number all over the same page you use to post slurs on other people’s pages is not going to end well for you. Brian
Sims’ post is going viral, collecting hundreds of supportive comments from fans and followers applauding the openly gay politician’s gumption.
One fan posted: “That was a very clever and classy response, Brian. There’s nothing quite like being told off by a grandparent for irresponsible (or vile) behavior.”
We asked Brian Sims why it’s important to not let cyber bullies get away with their abusive behavior.
“Ultimately, I know that so many of these bullies and bigots feel empowered by what they see and hear every day from people like Trump and Sessions,” Sims told us. “I want them to also be put on notice that the rest of us see their false empowerment for what it really is, cowardly bullying.”
After fighting off homophobic haters, Sim is ready to return to the current initiatives he is invested in. These include “reintroducing the LGBT non-discrimination bill with more Republican co-sponsors.” He is also working on “fair pay legislation, a ban on conversion therapy, independent investigators for serious uses of force by police, mandatory body cameras for police, green roof tax credits and a few other things.”
Representative Brian Sims is “seriously focused on education funding until this budget gets passed” and working on “bills to make Prep and PEP coverage mandatory under insurance.”
As for that grandmother, what did she have to say?
“She didn’t know where he was or how’d she’d find him but she’d make sure I heard back from him this morning. Which she did.”