Months back, I remember, the brony fandom had a war regarding a little cross eyed pegasus, named derpy hooves (a fangiven name), what was the arguement about? It was about the censorship issue of derpy, I was personally irritated by the issue, as I didn't like the censoring, it was pointless, however, after a short research, I found out the truth, as the writer of the scene had a son with disabilities and eventhough much of the mail sent to her was supportive, only 10 were negative, I can only give a suggestion of soccormoms, oh classic bigal2k6 philosophy... Anywho, she altered the scene, and the question is who is to blame? Well we can blame, at first glance both hasbro (for easily backing up) and the offended (don't worry the mentally challenged are supposed to be represented by white middle aged women that must create a perfect world for their angels of children, as derpy was claimed to be a stereotype of mentally handicapped people), as written in the breckets let's take a look at past examples of mentally challenged cartoon characters: Patrick from spongebob, ed from edd ed and eddy, and of course snails (from the show itself), all male characters, all have a bigger screentime than derpy, so how can we not defend the little muffin lovin' pegasus....
What was done by hasbro was, in my opinion, a prevention of "going against a brick wall", as I'm sure the hasbro staff knew of the outcome of fighting the offended (the irony of that camp is that it's not the actual handicapped people that speak, it's their protectors, the soccormos, or a different high authority, claiming to speak in their name, not allowing an actual representitive of such people, one of them, to say his piece regarding the subject, this group of people is the same as all, they laugh at themselves, they take a joke and sometimes are offended, and overnice treatment towards them, debases them and doesn't allow them to express themselves, as if they're caged in a gold prison, expected to defended by others rather than themselves).
Hasbro has made a simple mistake of not communicating with us, any type of news will be worth to read, in the stead of a month's wait, and to those offended, know that their is a choice of taking things seriously and taking things as a joke, an example would be the sketch of handyboy from in living color, a sketch of a handicapped superman, simple and hilarious, that was made in the 1990's, how was it that I didn't see any protests or patitions to ban such a sketch, an answer to that is the fact the portrayed group took the joke and didn't blow it, as I guarntee you that people did not insult them afterwards.
Another subject is the derpy scene itself, as much as the new dub was not pleasent with me, I must say that it doesn't mean the death of the character, derpy is still derpy to me, the same pegasus that brought joy to many bronies and pegasisters and children alike, because she is a fan creation, and I'm sure that if people would stop highlighting her scene and would focus on the actual episode (and it's incredible teachings and humour) i'm sure that she'll become a bigger part of this show, eventhough she's just a background character, one must sseperate the cake from the icing and know how to merge them and enjoy them both. Thank you for reading this, and have a nice day.