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Alright guys, I really need to speak out right now, I'm not speaking for the Bronies by any means, but the rabid behavior needs to stop. Mainly, this is concerned due to some people acting completely disrespectful towards the 11 year old Brony than tried to hang himself. I've seen people saying, "Oh if he weren't a male Brony, no one would give a shit." Look, I know Bronies are horrid, but that doesn't give you the excuse to discourage the fact that this kid nearly took his life because of some bullies making fun of him for liking MLP. Hell, I came across another incident like this a few weeks ago, when people were being absolutely disrespectful toward a pony artists death. Whether someone tried to kill themselves or actually died because they were sick... you do not make fun of them regardless of what they like. I've had to remove and ban quite a few members because of these incidents. I've been getting notes from some very upset people because of some of the member's actions. I do not want to be held responsible for your doings.

And yes, I know some Bronies bullied a girl and broke her arm, I'm not saying it's any less bad than what I mentioned. It's all very bad and serious. I don't want this group going the route of MLP-is-crap. I would like for this group to stay up for its intended purpose of laughing at rabid bronies/haters and sharing parody art with people that share a common dislike, whether it be the show, the fanbase, or both. I mean I don't like both, but it's not that the group is against the show. We're all here for laughs, sharing art, and hopefully making friends among some of the members here.
Now, please... can we not give this group a bad reputation?

Message from Joosh-Face concerning the suicide attempt of the 11 year old brony: Would you be so harsh if he wasn't a brony? What if he was getting bullied for liking a different show, like say, Adventure Time? What if instead, he was getting bullied by bronies for not liking MLP? Way I see it, doesn't matter what someone's interests are, no one should be pushed into suicide.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My friend's brother is a sane brony and he admits that the rabies take it too far. 
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SethBenjamin10 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I have to say Rabid  I can really respect you.
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RARTARTARATRATRAT Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
THIS.
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ProudDiagnosedAspie Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wait, you aren't a stupid group against the show - sorry about that last thing I posted.

Still, this group SHOULD NOT EXIST!
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GoldenBrownNugget Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First off:
1.It exists for a reason
2.This group is against the fantards that take the show WAY too seriously.
3.It's not against all bronies,only the rabid ones that shove ponies into everyones face.
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Stitchlovergirl96 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"THIS GROUP SHOULD NOT EXIST."

Go tell that to every other anti-group on dA. Not just the MLP ones, every single anti-group on dA. :meow:
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Timewap Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
My problem with this whole mess is the fact we're calling this kid a "brony" in the first place.

There is the most obvious cause and problem in the whole mess. The fact that everyone is differentiate themselves from normal people.
Don't get me wrong, we're all fans of something but when we start coining them like false idols people are going to tend to view others differently because how they or other have made to stand out.

Honestly people complain about sonic fandom but when honestly was the last time you saw Sonic fanshit all over non-related places on a consistent basis? Or Trekies? Or Star Wars? Or any other popuplar fandom? Because i'll be honest, not one of those have ever been drilled into anything as hard as MLP and people are sick of it.
I'd even go so far as to say this is probably how Atheist few Religion in general.

People hate differences, I mean history has shown we would kill people just over skin color. You really think people are any better off now as back then?
Though I feel pity that the kid went that far. And shame for the parents who were ignorant of the whole thing.

When will you people stop trying prove you're different when we're all the same anyway? Because not a single person in this thread, this internet, this existence and in any point in time will ever be...different.

Now stop calling yourselves bronies. It's fucking stupid.
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AyumiSpender Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I'm not condoning bullying or suicide, but I don't understand something here really.
I don't care what it's over, I also don't care the person's age. All of this is irrelevant.

My problem is from both ends... actually 3 ends. Someone likes a show/game/movie/toy/person... okay? Why the fuck bullies or ANYONE for that matter bloody care? That's the part I never understood with people. I mean I would understand if the person maybe was annoying and shoving things down your face like the Rabid Fans of ANYTHING out there.
You like MLP? Good, just don't overdo it. COD? Same thing. Anime? Same. Foods? Same thing!

The next problem would have to be the kid. Now I'm not really pissed off at him, but these days there should be many ways to somehow contact someone when this shit is happening. Parents? Friends? Anyone? I understand the whole "Don't snitch" crap, but really now. I hope whoever stopped him (I'm guessing they did seeing as you said attempt and not that he succeeded) give them a good long talk and let them know what he did and what he could do in the future before it even get that far again.
If I were to care about age, then I would let it slide over this suicide attempt as I would say he's inexperience in life. If he was much much older I would question his actions a bit more.

Now the next problem is everyone else in the situation as not everyone can be the victim and/or the bully. Mind you, I don't know much about the story other than what I'm reading here as I was not around when this mess occurred, but how did it get so far that the kid wanted to kill themselves? Was no one helping/defending the kid?
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T-553412 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Well, they are lead by a republican brony who really has some serious issues, I don't know what did you expected from them.
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Fireninjastar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The problem with this group is that people get so caught up in the hate and forget where their heart is
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Brave-Kakapo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014

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…

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.

abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?sec…

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.

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Harejules Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I guess I should stop being kind and be serious for a moment....
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sexhaie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
i agree to this, bronies can be obnoxious, but same for anti-bronies, it doesn't help ypur case if your the kind of person to throw a bitch shit about some guy liking ponies or vice versa. 
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thesonicmew Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I really agree with you here, and to what eternities22 said in a earlier comment. No one should be bullied into committing suicide, as death is a very dark thing, I mean, what if there isn't a heaven or hell? It would probably just be a dark purgatory..though then again, it ain't a smart idea to dress up as pinkie pie during middle school, but it still ain't the boy's fault either, the bronies, and his family were encouraging him to....Even if sane bronies or your own parents encourage, it's still dumb, though as I said before, not the boy's fault...now I'm just repeating things everyone else already said, curse my bad habits....either way though I do certainly hope that the boy is feeling better now...
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NinjaFalcon90 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't mind if people like MLP, unless if they take the show to the extreme.
Also, like of the other comments say, the kids were not anti bronies; but rather just your stereotypical school bullies. Hey, accept people's differences! From my experiences in school, I was taught to accept other's differences, even if they don't match up.
In my point of view, it's not only the bullies' fault that the kid's in this situation, but also his family's and the school's fault. Personally, if I get bullied to the point I can't handle it, I would tell authorities as soon as possible. From my experiences, this work. But from what I've researched so far, no one seemed to do anything about it!
I also kinda blame the love and tolerance thing because, you can't tolerate things forever.
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WEREsandrock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
I'll just refer to this comment here: comments.deviantart.com/4/1809…
These Kids were Bullies, not Anti Bronies.
When I was 12/ 13 I was bullied for being obsessed with Digimon. These mofus would've also bullied me if I was obsessed with any other cartoon. And, hah, I was close to doing something worse than just killing myself. Where's my journal? Kids are cruel, that's nothing new.

Don't get me wrong - it angers me to the max whenever I read about young people being bullied to the point where they want to kill themselves.

I just really doubt that any of us would bully someone in RL over liking a cartoon.
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HateandIntolerance3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
(in all seriousness, as much as i do like to make fun of & laugh at the rabid bronies and make some crappy parody art, i don't think MLP is so bad that people should get bullied to suicide because of liking it.
plus, we're not forgetting that this about an 11 year old kid. if you had a kid of your own who liked MLP, whenever you liked it too or not, how would you feel if yours tried to commit suicide too because of it?
i'd feel horrible, if you ask me.)
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Thebalrog6 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't hate on the fans unless they give me a reason too. If you have a brain and like MLP, then I won't argue. If you hate on people just because they hate the show, then you can go fuck yourself. The rabids are what give the show and fandom the bad rep. The sanes, I have absolutely no problem with and mean no harm to them.
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ToxicXerces Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I wouldn't bash on 11 year old bronies. Cause that would make me a monster, and that would be very be frowned upon and may have the chance to be labeled as a monster. Trust me, I would never do anything to kids around that age. I mean yea he's a brony, but he's 11 years old and the way he's being bullied like that, that's not right yo.
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One last thing: If any person from this group has said anything nasty against the boy, they are not anti-bronies, they too are loveless bullies and are scum. OK, I've said enough.
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That said, I of course send my condolences to the parents. They made a mistake, but they also deserve my sympathy during this terrible time. I hope the young boy gets better soon.
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my opinion though, it is not just the bullies whom are to blame here. It is also the fault of the boy's parents and the MLP fandom. Firstly, it is clear that part of the fandom encouraged him to call himself and brony and be proud of it, thus giving him false hope that if he showed it off by dressing up as Pinkie Pie every day, he would attract other bronies. It is also the fault of the parents for not noticing he was being bullied, or talking to him about it - in fact, from what I've read, the parents, as well as his pony-loving uncle, encouraged this poor child to tell everyone he's a brony. His parents were therefore ignorant of the fact that bullying DOES exist and that it SHOULD be prevented.

I do not blame this poor child. I blame the cowardly bullies and their absolutely disgusting actions. I blame the parents for doing little to help the child until he attempted suicide and not stopping him attending school wearing pony clothing. And I blame the fandom for deliberately brainwashing this impressionable young boy into believing that he should make his obsession public in the first place. The sad thing is, they are STILL doing this. It's very nice and touching that so many MLP fans are sending their condolences and donating money, but they also need to stop telling him to "be proud" and wear his label with pride. Because what if the same thing happens again?
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aroberuto Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Wait, are you saying that it was his uncle whom transform him into a brony and his parents encourage him without knowing the true nature of the fandom like the son and now bronies are telling him that he should keep his title with proud?!
:iconfacedeskforeverplz: there's things that ain't worth risk a life for, and a fandom is part of it, if he wake up someone should tell him that one can like the show AND don't be a brony in order to do that. But if he decided to not take a good advice from someone who's wise and decided to go deep in the fandom despite of all, well is his life.
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly disgusting and pathetic, and I hope these bullies live horrible lives.
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IgorBird122 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really bad on what happened to him, well, you, I don't like the show, but I don't go to extremes and make fun of that person because he likes a cartoon show, because to me, I don't really care if they like the show or now. I don't change the way people watch things or what not, I mostly want them to just ease on that show a little, that's mostly it. How I view it, as long you don't get me involved, I wouldn't really care on what show he liked.

I know I don't like the fanbase as much as the next guy, but this, this hatred went like way over the limit. I feel bad for this person, he was mostly a sane Brony that got completely disrespected by haters, to my opinion, this is all on the Rapids. The Rapids ended up killing a sane Brony (well, not directly, but on how the Rapids treated others, those others put their frustrations on a Sane Brony) and that's just sick.
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nor would I. Even as a person who is anti-MLP, I would NEVER think of doing something so disgusting as to deliberately bully a young child.
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IgorBird122 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same with me, heck if I was them, I wouldn't treat them with disrespect, how I view it, as long it doesn't interfere my life, I wouldn't really care on what show he likes, even I'm thinking in my mind "Great, another MLP Brony". but other than that I wouldn't do anything physically or say anything verbally to him, just treat him like I do with everyone else, with respect.

This is just foul and discussing at all levels on what these people did, and that's coming from a guy who doesn't like MLP.
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Geni-chan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that's awful. People can be so disgusting sometimes. The show is targeted at people his age anyway, right? How was he supposed to be bullied for something that was totally ok for him to watch?
I feel really sad for his family. I hope the people that made him take his life get prosecuted accordingly. 
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BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a victim of cyberbullying I am a firm believer that encouraging someone to kill themselves is something that should not happen, ever. Ive been in some heated arguments with rabid bronies but usually i seek out the ones who are being obnoxious and ramming their fandom down other people's throats... and i would NEVER, EVER tell someone to kill themselves. Ever.
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torilovessmiles Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

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.

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Timeless-Prophecy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I say, let authorities take care of bullies.
(Only, people shouldn't be so skeptic about authorities.)
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torilovessmiles Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True. I think it's just as bad to "bully back" especially when children are in the equation.
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Timeless-Prophecy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Yeah, that's where people sink down to the same level of bullies and endanger their own reputation.
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Timeless-Prophecy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Before anyone would make a scene, let us clarify, that by saying Bronies, ~ it doesn't mean every single Brony, but only those who act questionably.
Also, clearly, Bronies can enjoy this group positively too ~ the MLP .MOVs heavily parodied the show for example, yet barely anyone got offended - if at all.

Everyone has the right to -and to share their- dislike.
Dislike and destruction aren't the same, even if people confuse the two sometimes.
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zOMG-a-DropBear Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope for the human race is and always will be lost and gone forever with people who behave like this.
It's truly disgusting.

I applaud the high maturity of this journal and I respect you and Joosh-face for it.
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Thebalrog6 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Do not lose hope for the human race. The world may be dark and there are less nice people then there were but the human race will never be completely heartless.
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FerretXing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
well hey if that kid is a weak shit that cant defend himself from bullies then its his problem, let him just hang himself, there will be one less weak person to worry about.
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Weird094 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Meh
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T-553412 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Not even bismuth has this many edges.
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Eternities22 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are heartless.
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Stitchlovergirl96 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And just for that, you're gone. See ya. :meow:
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Timeless-Prophecy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
All those coward bullies don't cause anything but harm and aren't worth to remain instead of "the weak one", but belong to jail or a nut house.
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HarmonyThroughAnime Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
please tell me you aren't serious
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FerretXing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I am
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HarmonyThroughAnime Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
...oh...
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