By I suck :( - 07/05/2014 21:25 - United States - Louisville
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That's a rather ignorant statement, #114. The vast majority of people who watch MLP are young girls, because that's the target audience. The people that get all the hate, though, are men in their teens and twenties, not middle-aged. "On acid" is a very extreme and rude assumption. Why do men have to be taking drugs to enjoy a tv show? Let them be.
Backtracking a second, OP is not the reason people commit suicide (#39). People commit suicide because they're not mentally stable, and usually don't get very much constructive help about it, and often it's a result of their stupid actions (Amanda Todd for example). If you're getting abused online, grow the fuck up and get over it, and if you're going to kill yourself, anything could provoke that. Anyway, trolling is meant to be for humorous purposes. It's a common misconception that trolling is just the spewing of abuse in the face of someone who doesn't deserve it - it's stirring up discord just to aggravate people over something petty for the joy of watching people act like offended children. Sending death threats to feminists, however, is not trolling; there's a fine line that is often forgotten. OP's comments (assuming it was a brony-populated forum) were trolling, because immature men would get ridiculously offended and butthurt about it. If you think trolling is pointless and stupid, that's different, but it gets completely blown out of proportion.
Just because they don't like what you or I like doesn't mean that their parents didn't love them, it means they like a fandom. I like Dr. Who does that make me an attention seeking loser?
#77 and #86: Who cares? Are these guys bothering you? No. Are they hurting people? No. Are they minding their own business and enjoying a show that's actually pretty good? Yeah! Whether you like or watch the show is an opinion and a choice, but never judge or insult people who are simply going about their lives. It's just rude.
117, actually, yes the culture hurts some people. Not me personally but when older men make young girls feel uncomfortable or that they don't belong in a fandom intended for them, then there is an issue. (You can read up on these things, like at cons or the way bronies try to control the show).
If it was a man obsessed with the Tweenies, or Teletubbies, or any other show for six-year-olds, it's creepy. Full stop. Doctor Who is a family-oriented show (granted, originally an educational show for young kids, but anyone who's seen those early episodes would agree they can get quite dark), so it's fine if anyone wants to watch it.
@86 At the risk of starting a TV war, what about sponge bob? Lots of adults watch sponge bob, but it was (originally?) a kids show. The thing is, lots of kid shows have subliminally adult topics buried in them. Kids don't usually see it, but adults do. I'm speculating that this is how the fandom develops? Thoughts??? Here are a few more... Teletubbies Ren and Stimpy Pee wee's playhouse
Thats such a waste of time. Why dont you try and do something that makes you happy instead of putting others down for what makes them happy.
141 my little pony is hardly the first thing that was meant for kids that is oversexualized nor is it the first kids show to make it into the sex toy and pornography market. We live in a world with a wide variety of fetishes, some of them MUCH weirder than this and harmful to others, which I imagine is what society is worried about. LIKE IT SHOULD BE!