When a 2yr old gets an oatmeal cookie instead of chocolate Chip one, I expect they'd whine since they probably don't know there are kids out there who likely never have so much as cookie crumb.
In MLP:FIM episode 14 of season 2,a background fan character got a speaking line along with the name fans gave her: Derpy. Derpy hooves,was portrayed as accident prone and a bit silly.
For some reason a few people both brony and others complained that the voice wasn't didn't fit how they imagined it would.
On top of that they went as far as to claim that the show was making fun of autistic kids,simply for giving her a funny deeper voice then most female characters on the show along with goofy behavior.
Hasbro even had to apologize to parents about the unintentional implication the character gave.
The whole thing is ridiculous. There have been plenty of characters in cartoons with voices/looks that didn't match them and made them look stupid,where are the complaints there?
For over protective parents I can understand them over reacting like nut-bars but for the fans who claim to go by the lessons in : Acceptance, tolerance, patience,loyalty,kindness,etc you should know better. Especially if you yourself are a parent.
Your kids learn half what they learn from TV,school,and most importantly you.
The saddest thing of this isn't about some cartoon pony sounds funny but that now we know what peoples ideas of autistic people are.
I've been classes with people with mental problems and autism they don't all sound like they've inhaled helium or something.Crossed eyes don't make you mentally impaired either.
Back in Jr.high school I had to take classes in a small room of kids like myself who had problems with math. JUST math,everything else I was fine with. The class was classified as "Special Ed"
Now I didn't realize other peoples poor knowledge between the mentally impaired or"retards" if you don't mind the term,until one day at lunch.
There was some lady hand out blank green sheets of paper but took a while to tell us what it was for.
2 girls I'd see pass the special ed class room started snickering for some reason the second I sat at the table since it was the only one available.
Girl2:"Aren't you in that special ed class?"
Me: yeah why?
Girl1: Oh nothing just curious...
*looking at the green paper*
Me: Hey,what do you think this is?
Girl1:*speaking slowly* This-is-called-paper-we-use-it-to
Me:* Interrupting*Why are you talking like something is wrong with you?? I know what paper is,I'm asking what are we're going us it for.
Girl2:*looking shocked*"But I thought you were in the special class for retarded people?"
Me:.....No,I just said special ed,its just for helping me with math.
I wondered for years where kids would get that kind of ignorance and thanks to this whole mess,now I know.
Label a cartoon anyway you want but before you act like an ass to real people do your research.That goes for every teen and adult on this site.
Derpy Hooves and all MLP:FIM characters belong to Hasbro.