Tumblr, a social website designed almost exclusively for the reposting and remixing of other people's content, as well as being ground zero for levels of asinine social activism, once again lodged their own skulls squarely between their own buttcheeks today, with a post that sparked yet another shitstorm. Today a user called "plumsweet" stepped up to be the latest in a long line of SJW's who try to use Ponies as their mouthpiece (on the eve of one infamous user's 18th birthday no less).
What followed is exactly what you would expect.
The original image, seen above, makes the declaration that "Rape Jokes Are Never Funny" claiming that the character Pinkie Pie herself had said this. While this is typical behavior on Tumblr, the poster then went on to note "**do not edit, copy, or repost anywhere**" on the image.
This of course is the equivalent of putting on a wetsuit made of fish entrails and hopping in a shark tank.
Telling people that they cannot "repost" a tumblr post, is completely contrary to the very essence of the site, which is designed for reposting materials. There are only 3 buttons on tumblr posts, one to share to other sites, one to reblog WITHIN tumblr, and one to "favorite" an image.
The artist was making a clearly inflammatory post for attention and then telling people they weren't allowed to use 2/3rds of the site's features.
Needless to say, this did not go over well.
Hundreds of web users immediately began to edit the original image, and repost, as is their right on tumblr.
The images THEN circled back to plumsweet, delivering the reminder that free speech is still a right in this country, and that just because something hurts your feelings doesn't endow you with special privileges (we invite all our readers to check their respective amounts of privilege before commenting).
It became quickly apparent that this post had (as per usual) little to do with "rape culture" and everything to do with "Brony Hate Culture" on behalf of Plumsweet.
That's right; "Brony Hate".
Because it's not okay to wholesale hate a subculture,unless its a subculture that has members that you disagree with.
Then it's totally fine to label millions of people.
Plumsweet ultimately closed the "submit" box on the tumblr, but not before discounting the opinions of 4chan users as a whole and using a metric fuckload of question marks. Which of course 4chan found amusing.
Also, apparently ALL Artists on tumblr ask people not to promote their artwork. So if you see an artist whom you appreciate, be sure not to reblog, that way they know you care. Artists; be sure to thank Plumsweet, who apparently has been granted the right to speak on your behalf.
So congratulations to Plumsweet, (http://plumsweet.tumblr.com/) who has taken the throne for being the latest hypocritical neo-feminist to crawl out of the tumblr wastelands and into the pony fandom's view. Hopefully you learn sooner rather than later that you do not get to dictate what constitutes comedy and that your opinions do not grant you special powers, and also not to use cartoon horses as mouthpieces for your propaganda.