Yesterday, a new Hasbro Studio Short was released, featuring a brand new song and rehashed, reheated footage from Equestria Girls 1. This would have been otherwise unremarkable, if not for the inclusion of exactly one line, harkening back to the early days of the fandom.
/mlp/ collectively sighed an exhausted sigh.
Long ago, Hasbro included the words "Bronies" and "DJ-Pon3" into the original song "Equestria Girls", a charming HUB promo, letting us know that they knew we were out there.
Yesterday, it happened again, as the line "Love and Tolerate" was included in the new song.
The response was one of apathetic exhaustion and smoldering discontent.
The phrase "love and tolerate", which many fans adopted as a mantra since the fandom began, gained popularity as a joke response to internet trolling, particularly on 4chan. The phrase spread with the creation of this image which was passed around the internet, as a substitute for violent threats.
Many modern fans have absolutely no idea that the entire concept of "love and tolerate" is actually a joke rooted in the suggestion of violence. Now it has a place in the official media from Hasbro.
Only 36% of /mlp/ users in a small poll approved of the song, when asked "Did you like the most recent song from the My Little Pony Friends video?"
2 anons made promises to physically eat their pony merchandise and shit it out in front of Hasbro employees if Twilight has a relationship with Flash Sentry.
And so the beat marches on, Forward, into the hiatus.