Note: Out of 5 random bronies on this club (It was originally intended to be a certain group, but my patience goes up and down, and at that moment, I became a bit too impatient with the rest who didn't reply, so I asked some random bronies, who I wish not to say who), four have agreed that I should write a rant which targets this lovely situation. It may include pictures regarding of negativity about us, which may include stereotyping, immaturity, inaccurate portrayal, or just downright excessive hating. If you're about to prepare your Twilight Gun and go on a love and tolerate beatdown spree, then please avoid looking at the images below.
This issue makes Fluttershy cry!
The fact about bronies being hated, stereotyped, and poorly portrayed really, really irks me. Alot
. I'm sure a majority of bronies have this same thought, as well.
The stereotypes? Let's see--There's the one where people assume we're all men who love this show, the one where people think we're cloppers or depressed people, and whatnot.
Sometimes, there's three simple words that take our mind off of this: 'Love and Tolerate
'. But at other times, when the hate just gets very repetitive, annoying, and downright extreme, you just can't really do anything about it. You can try to ignore it, try and defend it while being labeled 'butthurt'...
It's just gone too far. Especially
recently, when Howard Stern ranted on bronies and only included interviews from the media involving cloppers and depressed people. Yeah, sure, he may be a 'shock jock', or the 'radio troll', but it isn't exactly funny. I may have a sense or humor, or maybe not at all, but I do take things pretty seriously. The fact that he did this for a reaction, attention, and for a good story really bugs me.
There's also the fact how there's a portion of bronies who shove the show and their opinions down people's throat. I agree to this matter, let people keep their opinion, even if it's said in such a way that really pushes your buttons. We should all keep that to a minimum for at least a portion of the people who aren't exactly a fan of MLP to at least partially tolerate us.
But anyway, there's always the cloppers who make revolting content involving rule 34, which, of course, is the only thing that some anti-bronies have in their mind that they rant about. They also feel the need to mimic us on our reactions to videos on Youtube ranting about bronies (See image #2 on the bottom).
I say that it's going too far. WE
have feelings, too. WE
are human beings, and WE
deserve as much love and tolerance as the annoying, repetitive anti-bronies do. Have they ever thought about how we
feel? Have they ever thought about what it's like to read such messages in our perspective? Have they ever felt what it's like to have to put up with that anyway, but still love and tolerate? I mean, people say things without doing research because they don't care, they're lazy, or any other reason of the matter. They should think about our feelings instead of their own sometimes.
I mean, even the fact that they say we're as bad as furries makes everything more frustrating. They're only focusing on the negatives and not the positives of this community, because, of course, they simply don't care. I want to see how it feels for them to have to have something they liked hated by a majority of the fandom. I'm pretty sure that it'd be frustrating for them, wouldn't it?
I wish not to shove religion down their throats with this quote, 'Treat people the way you want to be treated
', but it is a quote that deserves to be heard and obeyed. Now I'm being a hypocrite here, because I don't do the same sometimes, but I'm sure everybody doesn't at some point in life.
We can't just keep loving and tolerating, you guys, because at some point, we may explode at them, only to make matters worse, to make them have pleasure derived from our anger and frustration due to their strongly harsh opinions.
To conclude this rant, it's hard to have to deal with people who makes their dislikes of things be strongly heard without the input of anybody else's feelings. Sure, it's not understandable, they're being ignorant, it's hard for them to understand something sometimes. So hard for them enough to rant about it, leave harsh comments, anything else of the matter. What can we do about it? This generation isn't exactly as good. The society of today don't care for each other alot, and we can't do anything about it.
But you know what? Who cares about what they have to say? We are all an amazing community. We love each other, we treat each other so well, and you know why? Because MLP: FiM has taught us alot about friendship, and that's something we all have together that the anti-bronies don't.
Someone on Youtube mimics a brony's reaction to Howard Stern's thoughts on bronies
An EqD article about Howard Stern's thoughts on bronies
A collage of a comment, video description, and videos that hate on bronies
A channel on Youtube which purpose is to hate MLP and its bronies
Wow, who knew that brony hating got to the point where someone griefed a brony's house and left hurtful signs? Some commenters are on the griefer's side, too.