October 10, 2019 Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA launches “50 Shades of John Gray” Website featuring Glossary of Prince William County GOP Chair’s Racist, Misogynistic, Homophobic Tweets

by Democratic Party of Virginia

DPVA launches "50 Shades of John Gray" Website featuring Glossary of Prince William County GOP Chair Candidate's Racist, Misogynistic, Homophobic Tweets

RICHMOND, VA -  The Democratic Party of Virginia today launched 50ShadesofJohnGray.com, a one-stop shop for all of the unabashed racist, homophobic, sexist, and bigoted tweets of John Gray, the embattled Republican nominee for Prince William County Chair and leader of the Republican ticket in Prince William County.

The once-deleted tweets, which were discovered after Gray hired a company called "Tweet Deleter" to delete the offensive tweets, span the whole spectrum of hate and vulgarity. These tweets are now available for view in one place...50ShadesofJohnGray.com

While Gray initially apologized, he later deleted his Twitter apology and posted a new statement on Facebook, vowing to double down and never "succumb to political pressure." 

Gray's tweets included a wide range of bigotry. For example he:

  • Tweeted "Can you imagine being so desperate as to even WANTING to have sex with HRC, more or less even doing the deed with her? OMG. Shrivels me up!,"
  • Threatened those who wanted to impeach Trump (who he called "bong and dildo holders") with "300 million weapons and an estimated 2 billion rounds of ammo"
  • Said that African Americans would stop “rioting” and take a knee if someone played the national anthem 

"The tweets speak for themselves. We have nothing to add. Visit 50ShadesofJohnGray.com to learn more about the Republican Party in Prince William County," said DPVA Communications Director Jake Rubenstein.