They also argue that they’re misrepresented by critics and the media. When the AP went to a brony convention this year, reporter Dave Collins found 4,000 people eager to tell him why there was nothing wrong with their hobby. One said:
I thought about what people would say. ‘It’s creepy. It’s weird. It’s a … show for little girls. [But] it’s just a great show … the story line, the plot, the beautiful animation.
The show’s creator Lauren Faust has also hailed the fans, telling Collins that our culture routinely dismisses anything targeted at girls as “the equivalent to saying that something is stupid”. She said fans are “forward-thinking and modern enough to look past this misogynistic attitude”.
This video shows bronies reacting to the spine-chilling climax of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 2 Finale. They really care about it.
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