Thursday, October 7, 2010

N.C. Republican calls gays 'fruitloops' in e-mail

A gay rights group is asking people to flood a North Carolina state representative's office with cereal after the Republican referred to gays as "queers" and "fruitloops" in an e-mail to other lawmakers.

Rep. Larry Brown, a Republican, was replying to an e-mail that state House Minority Leader Paul Stam sent to members of his caucus. That message, dated September 27, discussed Democratic House Speaker Joe Hackney receiving an award from Equality NC, according to Hackney spokesman Bill Holmes.

The e-mail string, which Holmes provided to CNN, had about 60 recipients. Brown's response consisted of two sentences: "I hope all the queers are thrilled to see him [Hackney]. I'm sure there will be a couple of legislative fruitloops there in the audience."

Messages left at Brown's legislative office were not returned Thursday morning. The cell number listed on his official state page is not working, and a message sent to Brown's e-mail address was not returned.
Brown is running unopposed for re-election this year.

The e-mail was made public recently when Equality NC Executive Director Ian Palmquist received a copy of it. "I was pretty shocked to see a legislator using that language," Palmquist said.

"Rep. Brown needs to apologize, but we haven't received any contact from him, not a word. It's offensive, but I really don't think he reflects what most North Carolinians think about gay people."

Stam told News 14 North Carolina that Brown's language was inappropriate but that he was not "the speech police."


So all I have to do is call a group of people a certain food and I get flooded with that food? Hate ends world hunger!


  1. hahahaha this was funny, keep it up please :)

  2. hahahahah "the speech police". Entertaining read, keep it up :P

  3. I hope they arent mad at being called fruitloops lol, there are much worse things to be called, although I do hope his office gets filled with froot loops because that would be hilarious, especially if he ate some of it.

    queers may have been a bit too harsh.


  5. dude, that's kind of sad. Politicians these days...

  6. note to myself: call a gay guy fruitloop.

  7. Wow I love it when officials screw up!

  8. holy crap lol

    funny, but sad at the same time

  9. I second the motion that they send hundreds of boxes of fruit-loops to his office.

  10. Who cares if he apologizes, he is obviously bigoted which should make people lose respect for him.