So… about to say something that will probably get me a ton of hate… Don’t care, doing it anyways!
I became a fan of mlp in late 2011. I loved the show, bought all the Season 1 episodes in two days! The show helped to keep me going through my senior year, when I suffered a mental breakdown and was almost admitted to a mental hospital.
But it wasn’t until the summer of 2012 that I became a Brony. Now, at first I went by Pegasister, but that really doesn’t roll off the tongue well and you have to explain it, while you don’t have to explain Brony. So, I decided I didn’t care and I’d go by Brony. I still do!
Now, I’ve been in the community for two years. I’ve seen the ups and downs, the back and forths, the pro-brony and anti-brony, I’ve suffered with all my sisters and brothers… But I have seen some things that I don’t care for.
I’ll start with Cloppers. I don’t hate them. I enjoy it, honestly, I’ll admit I’m a bit of a furry. Not as much as others, but I am. And if I don’t want to see it, I ignore it. If there’s an image I don’t care for or a message I don’t like, I look past it. Because, hey, that person likes it, and the Brony’s were originally supposed to be all about spreading love and kindness. And if doing that makes someone happy… who am I to tell them no?
So, instead of yelling and cursing, I just scroll past!
Now, apparently the community’s message has been lost in all the in-fighting and hatred… I’d love to go back to when it was just us Bronies, trying to help the world get just a little bit brighter.
Now, something else I want to address…
The apparent ‘sexism’ in our ranks.
And these “Equestrians”. If you can’t tell, that word is dripping in sarcasm.
Because they’re assholes who have lost the message of the Brony community, and sexist on their own!
So, you had to leave the community because people are perverts? Because the word Brony is completely male?
No. You left because you’re bigoted.
And honestly, it should make us happy that you left because of that. But really? You can’t ever tolerate the people who share a love of MLP like you do? Because they have their own kinks?
What kind of message are you sending?
Just because someone likes something you don’t, doesn’t make them horrible people. Do you discriminate against someone because they like tentacles? Or because they like S&M? Jesus, you’re making out Cloppers to be like pedophiles!
And guess what?
They’re not. Because the thing about these ponies?
THEY’RE FUCKING CARTOONS.
Sure, some people sexualize them. That’s not new. It’s been happening as long as humanity has been around.
But you could try and follow the Bronies original message.
Love and Tolerate.
You may not love them, but you could sure as hell learn to tolerate them.