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Clearly this site can't get their shit together.
Local Baltimore new site CityPaper seemed to have its way with the brony fandom in their article entitled "The problem with bronies: a look at the corruption of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". In the article, writer and we can assume Tumblr user Gianna DeCarlo goes over the positive side of the fandom that breaks the social barrier of gender targeted programming and the more charitable or kinder side of things, but also quickly dives in to the darker side of the fandom. DeCarlo says that adding bro to your fandom member general name makes it basically misogynistic and that the sexual side gone rampant is absolutely disgusting, even though CityPaper prides itself with the symbol CP and doesn't see a lick of irony in that.
What else can be said about the article? Well it's filled with the usual Tumblrisms and hypocritical statements one can usually find. Here, have an example.
"Consider "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," a revival of the '80s cartoon with a target demographic in the 2-12 age range. What could go wrong? Older male fans got into the show, which is fine. Awesome, actually. Ditching hypermasculine ideals and a misogynistic aversion to all things considered "girly" to enjoy a TV show is commendable, because gender-specific marketing is dumb anyway. But then they dubbed themselves "bronies," because male-dominated nerd culture is a plague on society that insists on getting its greasy handprints all over anything."Now calm down we're not going to start using that stupid hashtag staple we've come to know as #NotAllBronies (which says a lot if this has become a thing). Let it be clear that this fandom is fucking strange. Like, a lot. But at the heart of it all the more normal people keep it all in good fun. There's just some really sick fucks out there, as there is with every fandom, and these people are always the more vocal and hard to ignore. However, the disturbing things one can find on google if you're inattentive enough to let your child go crazy on Google with out safesearch or a child block was too much for DeCarlo, which lead to another great gem.
"The porn and subsequent clopping, which is a fandom term for masturbating, is just the beginning. Bronies appropriate the oppression of real-life actual people to burden themselves with a victim complex that they believe makes them immune to criticism. An example is a panel at Bronycon this year called "Coming Out of the Stable." This is the idea of a "My Little Pony" fan admitting to family and friends that he likes the show after hiding it in fear of judgment and scorn. This is an insulting trivialization of the struggles that queer people go through in the coming-out process and should not have even been considered as a panel in the first place."What can't be ignored in the article is the beautiful writing style and great attention to detail, leaving all hints from certain blog sites out. In fact, DeCarlo even makes mention of her respect and love and admiration for the good fandom on her personal twitter, tastefully called @ItsGiannaBitch.
me writing 'bout yr shitty n gross fandom pic.twitter.com/kS32AKPNFO— Gianna DeCarlo (@ItsGiannaBitch) August 1, 2014
It's strange really. Like a lot of things in life, I feel like the useless drama we write about seems to run in cycles that cause extreme deja vu. Who does this remind me of...
...Nah, doesn't ring a bell.
As for ChildPorn news Baltimore and their article, we would like to make one thing very clear. From the words of CapperGeneral, only WE are allowed to talk shit about the fans. You're on our turf so get stepping mother fuckers. Can you dig it?
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Our favorite quote from the article was "You’re not oppressed for being a brony, you baby." Shit, Horse News agrees in spades on that one. No one gets bullied for that at all.