November 22, 2014

[Deconstruction is Magic] My Little Pony, episode 19 "A Dog and Pony Show"

"As for the mule gag... there has yet to be a single episode written by Amy Keating Rogers that didn't have at least one bit which came off as downright mean, at best thoughtlessly callous, and this is no exception. Tessa ends her pointing out of the line with jest, but I'm going to stay dead serious and ask Rogers: why did you do this? Why did you think it was a good idea? You very literally have one of your main hero characters, who's supposed to be a role model figure in an educational show for children, outright stating that being labelled a mixed breed equates being called ugly. There's no reason for this, no lesson that's being learned, Rogers is just opening the same exact can of toxic worms she did in 'Bridle Gossip' when, on top of a vast many things, she labelled foreign cultures as 'scary'."

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