Before my personal thoughts are stated, I urge everyone to read this post regarding the fan reaction toward Equestria Girls on Equestria Daily: [link]
Now, I don't like getting involved with the latest Brony news and hype, but I feel it necessary this time to state my absolute disgust and concern over something I was made aware of this evening. The fan reaction to the up and coming Equestria Girls movie. First let me be clear, my feelings toward the movie, either being optimistic or pessimistic, plays no roll in this journal entry. I withhold all of my opinions on the matter. However, I learned that there has been a major uproar in the community, and a good number of degrading, and/or threatening emails have been made to both Hasbro and DHX Animation. I can not even begin to state how appalled I am after hearing this.
First off, nobody likes being negatively criticized. If you don't have something nice to say, then do the world a favor and don't say it. I could care less how offended or annoyed somebody is, especially by something like Equestria Girls. If you find it necessary to write a nasty comment or email, then the issue lies with you, and only you. Don't be that guy. Don't be rude. Don't be immature. If My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has taught anything at all, is it to treat other people with kindness and respect, no matter if they are a friend, somebody you have never met, or the creators behind My Little Pony and Equestria Girls.
I want to publicly state my thanks and appreciation to the staff, animators, writers, voice talents, music talents, and everybody else at DHX. Without them, we wouldn't have the television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic we all know and love. I am very, very saddened by, and sorry for all the negativity being directed toward you after all the hard work and passion you put into Equestria Girls. It is so, so wrong of people to direct their aggravation and disrespect toward you, or anybody else who is responsible for creating Equestria Girls. I respect all the hard work put into every single aspect MLP and EQG has to offer, and admire your devotion to both the show/movie as well as the fandom. It is difficult to please the huge number of people that watch My Little Pony, but DHX manages to do it extremely often. Not only do you have it down pat, but you have a real gift. Thank you DHX.
I urge everybody reading this journal to leave your rude, angry comments at the door, and give thanks to not only everyone at DHX, but every single person who make My Little Pony, and consequently Equestria Girls possible. I am not much of a twitter person, but there is a campaign underway to include the #thankyouDHX hashtag in your twitter posts, thanking DHX for their incredible animation skills and dedication to the show we love.
Thank you for sticking with me through this post. I just needed to get this off my chest.