@Nightweaver20xx honestly i know my efforts to out the hidden pockets of racism and bullying could all potentially be a sisyphean waste of time. i just feel that saying something is better than saying nothing. saying nothing is the approach the furry fandom took for many years in response to the growing in-scene of nazi furries. most furs assumed ignoring them would cause them to wither away and die out eventually, but they were dead wrong, because all that did let them grow big enough in numbers to infest every corner of the fandom and start bullying and harassing minorities within the fandom. that's why there's only been a major crackdown on alt-furs within the past few years, because the problem wasn't really visible until it was far too late.
i've noticed a very similar phenomenon in the mlp fandom. racism has been pandemic in the community since AT LEAST 2014 or earlier, but it feels like the most common response to racism within the fandom was "ignore it, they're just a tiny minority" — except now the "tiny minority" includes some of the most well-known and well-respected artists in the fandom. if the fact that /mlp/ and /pol/ meshed together so perfectly that they ended up creating their own spinoff site wasn't cause for at least SOME alarm, i don't know what would've been. bloodletting drama like this is never fun for anyone involved; it sucks ass honestly. but i feel like minorities in the fandom deserve to know if the artists they follow secretly hate them and their existence and would gladly bully them and deny them basic human rights if given the opportunity. and that's not even getting into how the "don't make waves" mentality has caused other kinds of problems in the fandom — remember when bronycon employed a child predator for YEARS and didn't say anything because they didn't want to feel responsible for "drama"? i feel that we're better off ripping off the bandaid and exposing bad behavior whenever and wherever we see it because if we let problems like this go untreated, they'll grow and grow and grow until they turn the fandom into an ugly, exclusionist parody of itself.
@Background Pony #EF9B i have faith in my convictions and i don't dictate my ethics by argumentum ad populum. and for the record, no i'm not bad brony alarm, and the person who runs that account is either a complete fuckhead or a psyop troll.
@Autumn_Shy yeah you're right. just wanted to make sure everyone knew where i was coming from and i guess i got a bit carried away. unsubbing now.
@Background Pony #EF9B i call out racism and shitty behavior in the fandom whenever and wherever i see it because i feel like it'll make the fandom a better place in the long run. as for sophie, your interpretation of what she said is completely warped. she didn't "create outrage over nothing"; she was only responding to the anontheanon and hattsy controversies. she didn't "bash the entire fandom", she just acknowledged there's a problem with bullying and abuse. and the claim that she "quit the fandom" is a complete misinterpretation of what she said — she said she's not comfortable doing cons anymore because they remind her of all the people she knows personally who have been bullied and even sexually abused within the fandom. in her exact words, "mlp fans are turning into the bullies many of us thought this community was a haven from." if you interpret that as an attack on ALL bronies that's on you.