Gay group Equality
North Carolina has launched a campaign to send North Carolina
state Rep. Larry Brown boxes of Froot Loops cereal in exchange for
The campaign comes after Brown referred
to gay legislators as “fruitloops” in an email discussing plans
by the group to honor House Speaker Joe Hackney, a Democrat, for his
work in the General Assembly. The group says Hackney has played a
pivotal role in blocking efforts to put a gay marriage ban in the
In a response to an email from House
Minority Leader Paul Stam announcing the news, Brown wrote: “I hope
all the queers are thrilled to see him. I am sure there will be a
couple [of] legislative fruitloops there in the audience.” Stam
and Brown are Republicans.
The reply, sent on September 27, went
out to roughly 60 other lawmakers, presumably all Republicans.
“Well, if it's fruitloops Rep. Brown
wants, then that's what we'll give him!” the group wrote in
announcing the new campaign.
The campaign, which
runs through October 11th at 5PM, pledges to deliver a
personalized box of Froot Loops cereal to Brown's office in exchange
for a donation to the group.
Brown has refused to comment on the
“Let's give Rep. Brown a tangible
reminder of the people of our state who refuse to put up with such
trash talk by sending him Froot Loops!” the group said.