Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:22 PM
There seems to be a lot of tension in this thread.
For the record, I have never seen, and do not intend to see, "My Little Pony". My logic is this: The show is designed for young girls, and as I am not a part of this demographic, I feel that I would not enjoy it.
As I have not seen the show and know nothing about it, I don't really have a right to judge the grown men who choose to watch it. If I were to watch an episode, then I'd have the right. The fact is, I'm a pretty conventional guy and I outright would not be comfortable watching a show designed for little girls, but that in no way justifies me condemning those who are adventurous enough to watch the show despite their age and sex.
Were I to research the phenomenon of grown men watching this show (I refuse to call them "bronies"), then I'd probably come across evidence supporting Ziggy's view and the same amount of evidence supporting Melchior's view, but frankly I just don't care. There exists a subset of the western population consisting of males of adult age who watch my little pony--it's hardly an important issue. Sure, the fact that many of them are open about it is rather strange, but that reveals more about our culture and the internet than the people who watch the show.