One openly gay reporter Mitch McCoy from Little Rock, Arkansas has received backlash from a homophobic viewer — and fired a response right back.
“I have been holding back for months but I can’t stand your gayness,” the email read. “You are on television every night and our children should not be watching people like you. You are a disgrace to Arkansas and I will be asking your boss to take you off.”
The fan added: “Do not be offended but society is not ready for gay men reading news.”
When McCoy received the email, he took to Twitter to respond.
“I get many emails but this tops it. I’ve dreamt of being a reporter since I was 9 and I won’t stop on your behalf.”
But that wasn’t all — shortly after McCoy’s tweet, the reporter offered some advice to his Twitter followers.
“With that said, no matter who you are or what you believe in - dream loudly and don't let anyone get in your way. The minute you stop is the minute you stop being who you are. It's not worth it. #DreamOn #StepUpStopBullying.”