I wish to bring this up in reply to all of the folks saying this kid shouldn't have attempted off himself for being bullied on part of your own child hood experiences. www.chicagonow.com/portrait-of…
To sum it up, you're half-right. What I get from these articles is that the kid may not have had someone his own age outside of his family to share his hobbies with. Even if the kid didn't like MLP, he could've still came off as gay. But the biggest problem I have with the concern of labeling it as simply bullying is that this is a MIDDLE school. Not elementary or even kindergarten. Kids will get on to the internet whether their parents want them to or not. Especially the aggressive kids. They will find MLP due to it being all over the place. They'll eventually find Anti-MLP and they will join straight in. As for whether the bullies WERE anti-MLP is up in the air. Simply put, you try opening up after potentially killing a person.
But there is also this.
If there is no comment from the school, then there is no way to know whether they're trying come up with PR or are simply going to label the case off as bullying or even worse, literally acknowledged the kid's hobbies and "choices" in life and just let it happen to "toughen" him up.
Finally, to those who want to say that the kid didn't speak up, please present an article. The one I found stated that the kid was open about being bullied. I don't care if you did "research". Link it or shut up. I'm really happy to find a group that isn't trying to fellate each other for brownie points and I don't have the interest in dealing with any posters that have more speculation than anything else.
I feel very bad for the family of the 11 year old boy. It was a terrible incident, that was preventable if the bullies hadn't bullied him. I've been bullied, and it sucks, especially for a child. However, what kills me is the bronies wishing death on the bullies, also 11 year old children, because the kid was a brony. You should never tell anyone they should kill themselves, or that they need to die. Especially children. And more importantly, don't wish death on children if you are an adult.