It’s like everyone forgets how standoffish and cryptic Zecora was in her first episode. If she had just introduced herself and explained things like a normal pony instead of acting weird, there would not have been a misunderstanding.
I don’t think racism is the right term here, unless we’re counting ponies with different coat patterns as separate races.
I’ve had mixed thoughts about the character since I saw >>3069994
. I don’t understand why someone would say something like that. It reads like they are begging for praise and I find that very off-putting. Okay, you created a pony with dreadlocks and an unusual coat pattern. So what? Why is this praiseworthy? It’s a character’s personality and actions that matter.
Then a certain individual in the comments got away with being a condescending prick to everyone who said anything remotely critical and well, let’s just say a good first impression was not made.