|*Trigger Warning: the following article is satire.|
Due to rising pressures to whore out tired old content from competition such as Disney, Nickelodeon, et. al., Hasbro eagerly announced the first live action rendition of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. Though, much like the remakes of its competitors, Hasbro's announcement does not come without controversy.
Recently, thousands of users across tumblr and sponsored Gawker feeds have taken up arms against the toy conglomerate, urging the company to be more socially and racially sensitive in its character choices.
In an online petition dubbed "Thats the Wrong Shade of Blue, You Cis-Shit Scum," petition creator and blog aficionado Anne L'Seches writes "De-saturated skin tones tells people of color that too much color is bad... and everyone might as well be white... [The color] leaves [people of color] to think that [blue skin] is [inferior]."
Hasbro's miasma of brightly colored, rainbow pastel-ed anthropomorphic horse people things may seem like the perfect melting pot of diversity to some, if not most people. With characters skin tones ranging from puke green to red and black, Hasbro ostensibly looks to be embracing many minority cultures, some of which dont even exist. But many fans still criticize Hasbro for its hostile attitude towards PoC, most noting the companies lack of effort towards creating a rich and diverse environment within the show.
Fashion and lifestyle blogger Cathy Homestuck12135 would like to see more "Moderate cerise eyed people... Or maybe even a periwinkle skinned girl from out of town. That would be nice."
|Cathy Homestuck12135 after watching the newest trailer|