Long statement, NOT a rant, be ready to read.
Ok, so has been getting a lot of hate from the Bronies lately, on the account that she found the character "Derpy Hooves" and her portrayal offensive. Apparently, she stated an opinion somewhere, that "Derpy Hooves" and her portrayal in the episode "The last round up" as offensive towards peoples with disabilities ("I.E. those considered "Retarded" and\or "Disabled").
Hasbro took note of the fact that some people (Keyword: SOME) who were offended by the portrayal may or may not have openly complained of it, and had Derpy's name stricken from canon, and and the part of the episode in which "Derpy" appears, would be changed. Her once crooked eyes would be straightened, and her voice would be changed (which was done poorly in comparison I might add. And by that I mean the quality of the audio) and she would be considered "normal".
Well...the many of the bronies did NOT like that (by many I refer to a minority...of hundreds, perhaps thousands), they started to bash and even attacked her identity, and even going as far as to tell her to "Go kill yourself".
I do NOT agree with that...at all...PERIOD...nor do I agree with this situation. It ridiculous, in more ways than can be realized.
1. The Bronies ARE overacting. They should NOT be attacking someone who had NOTHING to do with the decision to change Derpy.
2. I dont like the fact that...well...Hasbro seemed to change Derpy on fact that she offended a minority...it doesn't make sense.
"Derp" doe NOT mean retard...it NEVER did.
"Derp" means that your a klutz, it means that your clumsy. Derp mean that you made a mistake, it does NOT mean that your retarded, or disabled, or even something derogatory. Do some research.
Now Derpy, was (Too me) sort of presented as...well...she reminded me of "Forest Gump"...in a good way. She was a bit slow, and clumsy, but well meaning, but I didnt think of her as a retard.
well...she DOESN'T deserve that sort of treatment from people, and the bronies are bad for saying such awful things...but....Yamino is sort of wrong too.
Why? Well, misinterpreted the word "Derp", which seems to be the root of all of this. As I stated above "Derp" is NOT a derogatory term, it never was.
Words evolve, and this is no exception. Just as the words like "Gay" and "Fag" evolved from reality harmless meanings (Gay used to mean "Happy", while "Fag" or "Faggot" used to mean a bunch of sticks) they became derogatory terms over the years, and only now is the damage being undone. We CANNOT allow words such as "Derp" to become words of hate.
Derpy was a character with many flaws, but had many redeeming qualities, according to the lore that was given to her by her fans, she is a valuable member and productive member of society, AND a mother (likely single) and all in spite of being a simple klutz. This is a POSITIVE thing, no matter how you look at it.
Yamino does NOT deserve the thrashing she got, nor the hate, but she DID misinterpret Derpies depiction as "Retarded" Or "Disabled", so she has facilitated such a evolutionism of the word, making it into a negative, rather than a positive.
This wouldn't be so bad under normal circumstances, BUT she has the ears (Or...well...Eyes) of hundreds, if not thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands of people. Whether she likes it or not, she IS responsible for the things she says, and the way she has made the word "Derp" out to be, is somewhat of a shame. She has the power to make that negative, into a positive, but she didnt.
Obviously, she would reject the notion of the above statement, but she is in fact responsible for how she uses her words, and she has MUCH influence over this part of the internet...which can be a blessing and a curse.
My point? Everybody is being COUNTER PRODUCTIVE.
The bronies who are attacking her are jumping the gun and being hypocrites. And Yamino didn't interpret "Derp" correctly, and thus facilitated it as a "hate word", something I am positive she is against. And Hasbro should NOT have done what they have done too Derpy, they should have kept as she is, in order to state something along the lines of "different is good, different is fun, different is ok". Perhaps they should made her depiction a little less klutzy, and perhaps chose her voice actress a little more carefully, and since they were going to add her in, maybe they should have an episode just about her...maybe add "Dinky Hooves" in as her daughter, just as the bronies said she was in Fanon.
All im saying is, dont meet hate with hate, and dont change something just to appease the few.
I hope that nobody is offended by this, and I MAY change a few things about this journal entry, but im not going to just do just to appease the few. Im going to post a link to this on Yamino's page, and hope that she reads it, b ut I doubt she will read it. I kind of look up to her, but I dont look at her as a flawless being, and im just want her to know, that she is sort of wrong. And as for the Bronies...well....im sure Derpy would be disappointed.
Edit: over 100 views?....WTF! I honestly thought I wouldn't even get 5 views in a year! Let alone a 100....