You Won't Believe Why This Kid's Backpack Was Banned

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Grayson Bruce, 9, has now been told that he is no longer permitted to wear his My Little Pony backpack at school because school officials felt it was creating a distraction in the classroom and that it was a "trigger for bullying."

"They're taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn't happen," Grayson told WRIC. After the bullying got out of hand, the school finally stepped in and asked him to leave the bag at home.

Really, guys? How about you put a stop to the bullying and let Grayson wear whatever the heck he wants to school? What kind of lesson are you teaching this kid by telling him he can't express himself? So now you can only like things that are socially acceptable?

"Saying a lunchbox is a trigger for bullying is like saying a short skirt is a trigger for rape," Grayson's mom argued. "It's flawed logic; it doesn't make any sense."

To play devil's advocate real quick, sure--My Little Pony is probably not the coolest cartoon on TV at the moment (is it still even on TV?), but you know what, if this guy likes it and he wants to wear his gear, good on him.

A lot of people have taken to social media to show their support for Grayson and the "Support for Grayson" Facebook page already has over 21,000 likes. The page is flooded with positive messages about friendship, support and most importantly, beating bullying.

Grayson is actually one of many boys who have been bullied for their love of My Little Pony, who are known as "Bronies."In fact, just two months ago, an 11-year-old boy tried to commit suicide because he was bullied over his love for the show.

We don't care what someone likes or doesn't like, what they look like how they talk or whatever else kids choose to pick on-- there is absolutely no excuse for bullying and we're happy to see people taking a stand against it.

A lot of celebrities have spoken out against bullying, too. Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Khloe Kardashian and One Direction are just a few who have already joined the anti-bullying movement.

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