28 April 2017

Tackling a Troll

Donald Trump's homophobic administration may be emboldening bigoted haters, as is evidenced by the rise in anti-LGBT and other hate crimes since his election (details here).

Openly gay Pennsylvania legislator Brian Sims had an unusual approach when a random stranger trolled his Facebook page with some homophobic hate. Sims called the troll's grandmother to discuss her grandson's ugly behavior (details here).

She was not pleased and sympathized with Sims. He then wrote a response on the hater's own Facebook page:

"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 you grandmother’s telephone number on your Facebook page so many times. She and I just had a very disappointing chat about you. We’ll talk soon."

The interaction was picked up by the media and went worldwide within hours.

Sims was 100 percent in the right. The only way to shame people out of hate speech is to speak out against them.

And on an entirely superficial note, Representative Sims is one very hot piece of eye candy, as you can see from his photo below.


  1. Congratulations to Mr. Sims.

    He reacted with a very clever way by involving the grandmother of that «troll».

    More of this reaction must be put forward to discourage any of those hate bigots.

    There is so much to do in your country to achieve main stream in ALL of your states.

    This post is very inspiring.

    Cheers from Canada, Montréal, Prov.of Québec.

  2. Clever attitude, man! And what a man: Sims is handsome!


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