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Okay, I know there’s been a lot of fuss about Derpy, Derpy-this, Ditzy-that, and personally it annoyed me so much that everyone was making such a big deal about it, that I refused to even read the threads on it. In fact, I have yet to read all of “Derpy’s Alleged Offensiveness”, and to be frank, I don’t think that.

As a wise merchant forumite pointed out, King K. Roop LXI, we can’t break our backs necks trying to not offend anyone.

What bothers me is people made such a big deal about Derpy. She was just a funny, silly character. And we loved the heck outta her, she added a lot to the show, and the fact that Hasbro officially included her was a massively kind thing to do, for which we should be thankful, not angry. And hopefully we’ll get to see our little cross-eyed friend as an easter egg in future episodes, despite this little recent Derpy-sanitizing fiasco.

Maybe Hasbro was just fixing the gender issue (going with the rumor that the voice actor thought Derpy was a male), but I think not, otherwise the revised voicing would’ve included her name, Derpy, or at least Ditzy. So Hasbro has acknowledged that we’re past “innocent” territory, Derpy can no longer be considered a silly little character.

I know you’re thinking – “But she is just a silly little fanon character!” – And I would agree, too, except that we’re past that point. From all the debate, discussion, and now Hasbro’s reaction, we’re past that. From here on out, Derpy represents handicaps of all kinds. That’s established, against my former will and the will of many others.

But that’s not a problem.

In fact, it’s a wonderful, wonderful opportunity!
I no longer oppose the idea, actually, that Derpy actually does represnt all kinds of handicaps.

The entire message of the show is “love and tolerate”, right? That’s what a lot of people say. And it’s a good message to send.

Now we have the opportunity to apply it to those who need it most. Googly eyes – misaligned vision – this is socially isolating. People who are often perceived as creepy, weird, or dumb, people that are often alienated for a physical defect are represented.

Her Klutzy nature, as some have pointed out, could be taken to mean learning disabilities or handicaps of many different kinds, that are often a bother to deal with, or expensive.

Derpy represnts all of these things.

But her existence is not offensive!Not anymore than the existence of these people are offensive! We shouldn’t try to blind ourselves from the truth, there really are “Derpy”s in real life, and going back and erasing them out of the show is the most offensive thing that one could possibly do!

Instead, we shouldn’t turn a blind eye to this demographic, we should warmly welcome them! Their existence is not a problem!

What could be a better message to send, then, “We don’t care if someone’s a Derpy, the existence of everypony is something precious, no matter what it comes with. It’s not your fault you’re a Derpy, it doesn’t make you any less valuable, we love you no matter what!”

I feel sorry for Hasbro, they add a kind shout-out to the fan community, and a tiny vocal minority attacks them for it, and sends them scared, and probably hurt, to rush to erase “Derpy’s offensiveness” in self defense before they get sued.

But I think the best thing to do here is to turn the whole situation around.

Yes, Derpy can be taken to mean disabilities. But the existence of people with disabilities is not a problem.
Instead of getting a negative, hurt-hurt, oh-this-is-terrible vibe from everything, I think we can turn the whole situation around, and use Derpy to extend the message of “love and tolerate” to the real life “Derpy”‘s as well.

In summary/TL;DR:
Let’s accept Derpy for the clutzy, disasterous, challenged, cross-eyed pony she is.
Derpy, we don’t care that you destroyed the town hall, we don’t care that you look silly, we don’t care that your existence is a bother and destructive: The truth is, you’re a person, you’re worth all the trouble you cause and much, much more, you’re beautiful in your own beautiful way, and we love you and to have you around because you’re a person, no matter what, and you’re worth everything, simply because you’re a person, the most precious type of thing in the universe, and you’re your own unique, special, one-of-a-kind precious you.

That’s the true message we need to be sending to all the Derpy’s out there.

We don’t need to sanatize the show of a character that can be taken as being disabled. Instead, we should use it to extend the message of “love and tolerate” to them. By making Derpy a nameless klutz who never re-appears, you send the message that handicapped people should not exist. What a horrible message! Instead, we should have Derpy, we should have Rainbow Dash learn it was wrong for her to lose patience and get mad at Derpy, and we should show that Derpy is a unique, lovable character, who is nothing less of a pony for her unique challenges in life.

How did Derpy get removed in the first place? How did she appear in the show in the first place? We don’t need to send petitions, we just need to carry the message, Hasbro’s spies are among us, they stalk and listen. All we need to do is let them know this is what should be done, and let the truth speak for itself.

I think a great way to start sending this message would be to look at Derpy in a new way: She does represent handicapped individuals; we’re past the point of no return on that. But we shouldn’t ignore the reality of these handicaps!

Take this video for example:

when we enjoy this, are we making fun of Derpy, and what she means?
I say, no!

This video is lovely, it’s wonderful, we’re not making fun of her for not being smart – we’re emphasizing with her excitement, and we feel excited that she’s excited. It’s endearing, it’s absolutely lovable, we call her not as smart, but she is so much wiser! This simple little thing that we find boring, she manages to be utterly fascinated and intrigued by. The thing that’s so lovable and endearing is that she’s loving life. The simple little things that we take for granted – she’s really appreciating them, making an otherwise boring life exciting and worth living, and we love her for it, because she’s giving us a little window of her exciting view of the world.

(And let me ask, who’s the smart one, here? The one who can do math and write well, but who finds life boring and depressing, or the one that can’t do math or write well, but knows how to appreciate life and be happy?)

It’s not offensive at all. In fact, if you really examine it closely like that, you’ll realize that we’re not making fun of Derpy at all – we’re learning a valuable lesson from her and we don’t even know it. All of this happens in our mind and all we’re consciously aware of is “cute”.

Okay, my point in all of that is that we should have an attitude of loving and appreciating Derpy, and let people know that we love her not as a center of jokes, or something we laugh at, but as an individual who really brightens our lives, in the same way that Pinkie Pie does.

When we enjoy this, are we making fun of Derpy, and what she means?
I say, no!
This video is lovely, it’s wonderful, we’re not making fun of her for not being smart – we’re empthasizing with her excitement, and we feel excited that she’s excited. It’s endearing, it’s absolutely lovable, we call her not as smart, but she is so much wiser! This simple little thing that we find boring, she manages to be utterly fascinated and intruiged by. The thing that’s so lovable and endearing, is that she’s loving life. The simple little things that we take for granted – she’s really appreciating them, making an otherwise boring life exciting and worth living, and we love her for it, because she’s giving us a little window of her exciting view of the world.

(And let me ask, who’s the smart one, here? The one who can do math and write well, but who finds life boring and depressing, or the one that can’t do math or write well, but knows how to appreciate life and be happy?)

It’s not offensive at all. In fact, if you really examine it closely like that, you’ll realize that we’re not making fun of Derpy at all – we’re learning a valuable lesson from her and we don’t even know it. All of this happens in our mind and all we’re consciously aware of is “cute”.

Okay, my point in all of that is that we should have an attitude of loving and appreciating Derpy, and let people know that we love her not as a center of jokes, or something we laugh at, but as an individual who really brightens our lives, in the same way that Pinkie Pie does.

We can make the difference!!

We must teach to love and tolerate to everyone, and everyone must to learn to love and tolerate to our special people and special ponies, they are here and we too, let us love.

I really love Derpy, and I want to save her because she is the most beautiful and adorable pony ♥


wrote by Dr. Braun, edited by Ariel.

Article source: http://mlpforums.com/topic/7646-the-issue-behind-derpy/

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