Although the story of nine-year-old Grayson Bruce surfuced on Brony websites well over a week or two before the national media picked it up, Beck has taken to the task of raising awareness of bullying in schools today.
Beck said on his radio show Monday, “Here’s why I’m torn on this because in a society where I have to build you a special bathroom because you’re confused…God forbid you were ever born a certain gender. No, no. I have to build a bathroom for you. But a nine-year-old boy can’t choose to be different? A nine-year-old boy can’t choose My Little Pony and be protected by the school?”
Beck was outspoken on the air Monday discussing how schools today when push comes to shove, are asking their students to hide who they are. In the wake of all this national coverage on Grayson Bruce and the North Carolina My Little Pony bullying, Grayson’s school, Buncombe County Schools released a statement on their official website: “We strive to foster a climate of respect and personal responsibility amoung students, and we do not tolerate bullying in any form.”
Beck’s response to the statement on the school website on Monday was, “You didn’t respect his viewpoint of ‘I like My Little Pony.’ Beck went on to say too, “Meanwhile, a nine-year-old who just likes My Little Pony is not a protected class, so he has to be told to hide who he is by the school.” Beck asked his listeners how they expected their children to understand what was up or down at school? Buncombe County School, according to reports has not yet taken action against the bullies of Grayson Bruce.
Keep the dialogue going about My Little Pony bullying. Use the hashtag #StandWithGrayson