Petition started to "Remove Homosexuality and Hateful Staff" from MLP by

Update: A counterpetition has been started




It's been a busy few weeks in the Pony fandom. We got a huge leak of every remaining episode of the season, we celebrated the 7th Anniversary with an almost suicidally-long stream, we had the movie release (and 129 GB full-HD leak of it), as well as its gradually decreasing score on Rotton Tomatoes (it's now at 50%!), but above all that, we had the revelation that Scootaloo seems to live with her 2 aunts...who are not sisters.

Mike Vogel implied that they have an alternative lifestyle arrangement, aka, they're in a relationship.

The fact that the crippled orphan pony might actually have a loving family to look after her was too much for "A Concerned Mother" who has started a petition to "Remove Homosexuality and Hateful Staff From My Little Pony" under threat of boycott.

Update: A counterpetition has been started





More likely is that the petition was started as a joke by some anon [Archive Link] than an actual "Concerned Mother", but the signers may agree with the proposed sentiment. The irony of starting a petition to keep the colorful pony cartoon a safe-space away from liberal ideals was lost on many. (Nevermind the fact that statistically there aren't enough stallions in the show for every mare to have a heterosexual relationship in the first place, or that horses are one of the mammalian species that exhibits homosexual behavior in nature)


The whole thing started in response to this tweet.


Which for context:



Here's the text of the petition itself.

"I grew up with My Little Pony as a little girl and hoped to share it with my daughters today. I can't do that anymore because the current show runners of My Little Pony continuously tweet out hateful tweets about the President of the United States and have forced in two lesbian characters for the sake of political statements. 
It saddens me to see a show that empowers women and girls so much fall into the trap of leftism. I call on all fans of the show that hate the direction it's going in to join me in this boycott. Protest with your wallets. Let Hasbro know that we don't like this direction, and maybe, just maybe, we can get our beloved ponies back. Also equally concerning is the impact this will have on the franchise in other countries. The Middle East, Russia, China, etc, already ban products and shows containing gay characters. That's billions of eyes not watching ponies.My Little Pony has always been about escapism. Escapism from a dark, hard world. If the current path the franchise is going down is followed, that escapism is dead. Do not let it die. Examples:Producer confirming homosexual characters Producer calling the President of the United States a "piece of shit" on TwitterLeftism creeping into the show"


The petition has garnered less than 50 signatures at the time of writing. More on this as it develops.

Update: Jim Miller "Lolno"

Comments (37)

  1. I'm getting tired of all these fuckin petitions

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  2. Of course Jim Miller would try to latch on this to leech some precious attention toward himself.

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  3. At least they didn't do something fucking retarded like make TwiDash canon.

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  4. You guys took the bait. Anon from mlp made the petition. Fucking normies

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  5. Not also posting the counter-petition: https://www.change.org/p/hasbro-add-homosexuality-and-loving-staff-to-my-little-pony?recruiter=397341256

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  6. Annnnd SIGNED! :) Just kidding, put that to trash.

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  7. >Making an actual petition for MLPFIM

    Someone went full retard.

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  8. I can already tell that this episode is gonna be shit.

    CMC episodes always are.

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  9. I can already tell that this episode is gonna be great.

    CMC episodes always are.

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  10. I don't care that scoots has lesbian aunts or whatever, but I don't want it in the show proper. I like MLP for the escapism. I just want it to be cute and fun. Same reason I don't want any of the mane 6 getting boyfriends.

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    1. But does it matter? It's not like they deliberately made a political agenda out of it even if they did put it in, because it's not an episode with a moral about it being okay, love is love, etc. They just have it there, barely incidental to the plot of whatever episode, with normal amounts of screentime for supporting one-shot characters, as if it was normal (and it is).

      And, what's more, it adds a bit of variety, IMO.

      Besides that, I get the feeling you'll change your mind with the porn...

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  11. I'm only surprised that there's no porn of them yet.

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  12. I bet the petition maker ships Rainbow Dash and Applejack when no one's looking.

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  13. Still more true and coherent than Jim Miller's awkward babbling.

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  14. Change.org honestly pisses me off. I see petitions on there all the time and none of them ever do ANYTHING. 7/10 times the petitions are for small or stupid reasons. This is a stupid reason. At first I didn't understand why this was being made. It sounded like the soccer mom was saying she saw the staff being bigoted or something but now I understand, and it makes me hate these soccer moms even more. Like seriously? You're not gonna show your daughter MLP because theres a homosexual couple in it, in a book even.

    When did humanity becomes so sensitive to literally everything? It's like I can't go a day without someone being offended at fucking something! I'm glad there's an actual lesbian couple in MLP, it shows that the show is progressive and accepting, in a show about FRIENDSHIP and being open to others.

    And honestly, if you hate Trump, go ahead, it's their opinion and he deserves the hate. Granted I don't like people bringing up their political views in a business or professional enviroment but you can do what you want.

    Shut this lady the fuck up and they do make a cute couple!

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  15. 364 people have signed this now. And the majority of them are unironic. Just read the comments on the change.org page. Jesus fucking christ.

    I literally cannot comprehend getting so offended by something like this. Two random background characters we've never heard of or seen before and probably never will in the show (tho with Vogel having so much influence in S8 I actually wouldn't be surprised if we do). I just don't get it. It's not like the characters are saying "Come now Scootaloo, do you like any colts? Maybe you should expand your options, there are plenty of fillies who would like to have a filly-friend like you. Yes, gooood. Let the gay flow through you"

    I liked it better back when ignorant, bigoted assholes didn't know how to use the internet yet... though perhaps it's better that I know they exist now, and in such numbers. They just didn't have as much of an outlet for their regressive beliefs.

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  16. >aunt lofty
    >sturdy
    >sucking eggs

    Gotta need me some that STRONK lezbeen skypone, yo

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  17. Over 500 supporters. That makes me sad. :(

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  18. Wow, I can't believe there is so much prejudice on such a compassionate and loving tv show such as My Little Pony. I don't think the petition will change management at all. I hope the petition number stays under 50.

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    1. it's over 500 now so suck a dick

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    2. There also a petition to bring back unicorn Twilight that was re-open last week. Two years ago, it's only 56 signatures and now it's 347 signatures.

      https://www.change.org/p/hasbro-and-jayson-thiessen-bring-back-unicorn-twilight-in-mlp-fim

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  19. Kind of crazy to think that if EQD had just never reported on this, this shitstorm wouldn't have gotten started. All the autists in the EQD comments harassing Vogel on Twitter about the canonicity of this and all the exact specifics only happened because EQD reported on a few unnoteworthy sentences in a childrens book.

    Also crazy to think that all these homophobes signing this and complaining would NEVER HAVE EVEN NOTICED even if they owned the book and read it to their kids! I guarantee no one would have noticed, if they did they would think "huh that must be a typo" (if they're the homophobic type), or they would think "oh hey, that's cool". But it wouldn't have been a big deal.

    This is the exact same type of behavior that happened during Derpygate. I'm not saying it's on that scale, but the pattern is the same. And with the rate at which that petition is increase I would not be surprised if Hasbro does *something* (not sure what, but editing out one of Scotaloo "aunts" in future prints of the book, and just never mentioning it again seems like a good bet. I mean they were willing to pay to edit out "Cider" and replace it with "Juice" and going back to 2012, re-do animation to un-derp Derpy's eyes, as well as re-record lines. So it's definitely possible)

    Lastly: It's ironic that all these people complaining, saying they'll never buy MLP merchandise again if Hasbro allows this, probably still consume Disney and/or Cartoon Network content, both of which have had multiple instances of gay couples portrayed in a positive light in their kid's shows.

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    1. You sound as if you've never heard of the term 'weapons-grade autism'.

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  20. I BLAME JIM MILLER FOR THIS

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    1. ALSO BLAME MEGHAN McCARTHY AND MIKE VOGEL TOO!

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    2. I'm blaming autistic sperglords who take squeaky pastel horses too damn seriously.

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    3. @19:20
      Oh hey, it's Jim!

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    4. Oh hey, it's impotent, insecure, Trump-voting raging autist #55378008

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  21. 513 now. Lovely.

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  22. If that petition changes something then I will start boycotting MLP. I hate it if these fucking homophobes can make Scoot's aunts' relationship uncanon. I am bisexual myself and I was so happy when I found out about the confirmation. I won't let Hasbro erase that little acknowledgement without fight. It means so much for many people. I don't care if somebody hates it. I won't watch mlp anymore. I have always thought that MLP is about equality and tolerance. Now I am not so sure about it.

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  23. We should promote the counterpetition more. We must try harder. Hate cannot win!

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  24. You may want to take a look at this guys:

    https://www.change.org/p/jim-miller-make-big-macintosh-and-sugar-belle-break-up-in-season-8

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    1. that should be made as a next article

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