REAL WORLD - NOT EQUESTRIA
A con staffer for multiple conventions recently by the name of Mustard Seed has recently been blackballed from participating on staff for a number of conventions due to some controversial Tweets and accusations of allegedly being supportive of Nazis from one Purple Tinker.
On 20. February, Mussy retweeted a picture featuring Aryanne, an OC Rainbow Dash recolor with a heart and a Hakenkreuz/Swatstika as a cutie mark.
This action elicited a response from Purple Tinker, accusing Mustard Seed of being a Trump supporting Nazi sympathizer, and promptly contacted every convention she has contacts with in order to remove Mustard Seed from staffing. At the present time, only one convention has refused to do so on the grounds that "as long as the staffer does their job, personal political views should not matter."
As far as Tinker herself goes, ever since the recent US election, she has been known to have gone completely political on her Twitter, posting day by day Tweets and Retweets against Trump, against his supporters, against Russia, and attempting to draw parallels between the administration plus its supporters and the Nazi regime of 1933 to 1945.
Mustard Seed is clearly a member of the #AltBrony hashtag, an offshoot from the Alt-Right movement created in the wake of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign into the Presidency, who more or less just post memes on the internet in support of Trump.
The other Tweets that Purple Tinker has brought forth as evidence are some political based replies, that, while a bit rude and raw, don't make a Nazi.
|In response to this tweet from Tara Strong.|
While the above jumble of Tweets are rude, and depending on the convention could certainly be grounds for being fired from staff due to the unprofessional nature of the Tweets, and well within convention's rights to do so - it does not make one a Nazi or a Nazi-sympathizer as Purple Tinker claims. This very kind of mass hysteria generated due to others shitposting on the internet utilizing a cartoon image that people post for laughs has been seen before in the mainstream media in recent times with Pepe the Frog, so much so that the cartoon has now become listed as a hate symbol.
Enter Rainb0w_Dashie into the picture, a center left leaning Brony who noticed all this drama happening and pointed out to Purple Tinker that purposefully writing false things about someone, in this case claiming Mustard Seed to be a Nazi with no proof to back it up, is a form of libel and can be used against her if this ever went to court. Her response was to block him, but not for agreeing with Mustard Seed, rather for pointing out to Purple Tinker, that she is going too far in spreading wild accusations with no viable proof in the form of a witch hunt.
While the video is a bit long, it is recommended to watch the whole thing as he does make some good points throughout. Due to some pure coincidences, it would appear that Rainb0w_Dashie's Twitter account has been suspended not long after posting the aforementioned video. There is no word yet on what could have caused that.
Mustard Seed herself has spoken out against all of these allegations, of which you can read down below.
My rebuttal to the personal and vicious attack made by Purple Tinker— ❤️Mussy (@CynaminIvyFluff) 10. März 2017