Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Manly Man Kurt Schlichter Denounces Girlyboy Bronies

In 2010, My Little Pony entered its latest iteration headed up by animation laureate Lauren Faust named, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," aimed at children and their parents. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time a small periphery demographic started to form in the audiences of teens to adults that got taken in by the surprisingly good animation and writing.

The community has only been growing, and at the end of the second season it doesn't look like its going away. Dubbing themselves Bronies they've quickly been filling the internet with original art, fan-fiction, music, and even slightly influencing the show's popular background characters, giving them names like Derpy Hooves, Dr. Woof, and Nurse Redheart. Some, upon learning of this periphery demographic might think it strange, but look or say no further, some might even try out the show themselves and join "The Herd", Kurt Schlichter looks at them and finds it terrifying. 

Calling Bronies "a freaking embarrassment." and "Pathetic Weirdos"  he laments the thought of our Manly US Soldiers, who have pushed away temptation, protecting such "pathetic sissies [who] giggle like school girls over magic unicorns that spray rainbows from their horns"  

I personally started to enjoy this show near the end of its first season. (and if you haven't tried it out yet I really suggest you go over at least 5 episodes, you can find them all over youtube) becoming apart of the "Herd" around the time I swore in for service in the United States Air Force. I didn't get past BASIC, though I am to understand it was because they do not entertain sleepwalkers in the Military, and not because I was entertained by cartoon ponies. So I find this mans stunning ignorance of who are current military is, astounding.

Now Kurt is, as everyone is, entitled to his opinion, no matter how ignorant it may be. However when he begins to act, ironically, like cartoonish bully, lauding that bronies should stop being such "Creepy immature geebo's" and start acting like manly men, is really unacceptable.

Kurt Schlichter, Try the show before you judge, and if you still hate... well...