MN License Plate with Bigoted Message Revoked by State
Earlier this year, we brought you the story of a North Dakota license plate that was revoked after the owner posted its lewd hidden message online. Now Minnesota is revoking a plate with a much more blatant and bigoted message.
A photo of the plate, which was reportedly taken in St. Cloud, was posted on Facebook by #UniteCloud, which Inforum.com describes as "a grassroots organization that works to resolve cultural tension in the St. Cloud area."
The plate reads, "FMUSLMS."
The Facebook post caused quite an outrage in the community. Says Gov. Mark Dayton in a statement:
It is offensive, and the person who requested it should be ashamed. That prejudice has no place in Minnesota.
The founder of #UniteCloud, Natalie Ringsmuth, states it even more bluntly:
My concern is if 'FMUSLMS' is OK, what else is OK? 'FGAYS'? 'FBLACKS'?
The plate is to be revoked immediately, and the state is reviewing its process for approving and issuing vanity plates.