Brian Sims, currently serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (and in our fantasies, as president in 2020), has once again proven that politicians aren’t all bad. And he’s done it in the best way possible.
A few days ago, a deplorable internet troll went on Sims’ Facebook page and wrote “N*gger fa*got.”
How positively charming.
The openly gay politician had a choice to make — ignore the hate speech and try to forget about it, or engage the troll in an argument that would likely play right into the sort of reaction they were attempting to provoke in the first place. Both options fall short of producing any real sense of satisfaction, which is precisely what trolls thrive on.
But wait; there’s a third choice.
If you happen to be a cunning (not to mention awfully handsome) politician named Brian Sims, you’d delve into the troll’s account to discover that he lists his grandmother’s phone number publicly on his profile.
So he called her and the two had a “very disappointing chat” about his trolling ways.
“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,” Sims responded on Facebook.
“She and I just had a very disappointing chat about you. We’ll talk soon…”
Sims shared the story on Facebook, where it has understandably gone viral:
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
“Oh my god Brian, how could I love you even more? This. This is how,” wrote one commenter.
We couldn’t agree more.