Please excuse them.
As we've seen something like this before. Yes, people do get attacked for liking or doing something that some jerk doesn't like. Yes, Bronies have been attacked physically in the past before.
But don't be surprised when you see people in this fandom not take these types of claims without suspicion without any solid evidence to back the claims on. As some SJW attention horse, who is not worth naming, on tumblr tried to frame a mildly NSFW but innocent blog and this fandom itself for every wrongdoings in this world with a phony rape claim
… thus caused one of the fandom's largest unnecessary anti-Brony shitstorms in it's history.