An examination of the culture behind the MLPFiM fandom

Faust, L. (2010, December 24). My little non-homophobic, non-racist, non-smart-shaming pony: A rebuttal [Web log message]. Retrieved from http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2010/12/24/my-little-non-homophobic-non-racist-non-smart-shaming-pony-a-rebuttal/

Summary:

Ms. Faust rebuts a previous article on the Ms. blog regarding the alleged negative messages in MLPFiM by discussing how her childhood experiences led her to her current opinions, giving specific refutations to points raised in the previous article, and listing the messages she intended to convey with the show. In particular, while Faust played with My Little Pony toys (among others) in her youth, she didn’t enjoy the actual show from the ’80s: she felt the characters were largely indistinguishable.

Analysis:

Faust’s frustration with typical animation targeting girls has paid off in spades. Her intended messages have not only produced a wonderful show for little girls, but also created characters which adults can enjoy and relate to. The complex characters of MLPFiM, with their diverse personalities, talents, flaws, and goals, allow for complex plots which are enjoyable by young and old alike.

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Comments on: "Faust, L. – My Little NON-Homophobic, NON-Racist, NON-Smart-Shaming Pony: A Rebuttal" (1)

  1. […] The party pony and the shy one come into occasional conflict. This stems from one of Faust’s (2010) stated messages she wanted to convey with the show: “There are lots of different ways to be a […]

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