All the anti-ableism people that support censoring Derpy Hooves are the real ableists. They are upset that someone dares to be not normal in a cartoon for children because it might offend the special needs children. So who's being the real ableist here? Could it be that you are the person that's offended because you feel guilt? And that you're projecting your own feelings onto others?
Edit: My follow up response to comments of: 'think of the children' and the 'in real life why don't you care about...': [link]
Good news and bad news. Derpy got the voice we should have had to begin with. The bad, uncrossed eyes and no mention of her name in the episode. Best news: there's now fan versions of the episode that keep the original Rainbowdash conversation and animations, but keeps the new voice. Also the dvd version of the episode is the original one, not the itunes edited version.
Screw all of you that cry "ableism;" you can take your political correctness and collective easily bruised egos elsewhere. Derpy isn't mentally retarded or damaged. I happen to enjoy her unique non-perfect visual appeal and clumsiness. She reminds me that not everyone is perfect or suited for every job. We all have quirks and have to find ways to work around them (or to put them to use).
I was watching SFDebris's video on Reg Barkley, and I realized that Derpy is our, the fanbase's, everypony. She's the imperfect, average, 'normal' pony. Every other character has some special talent or represents a perfect ideal. However, Derpy does not. She's so average and atypical of all the other ponies, its hard not to identify with her. She IS the everypony that we want and need. We can imagine being her in some fashion. The isolation that comes from being different, the clumsiness that comes from growing bodies, the mistakes and hazards we all make daily. Even her colors (while visually appealing) are average and drab with the grey coat and blond hair. It doesn't stand out in the rainbow fluorescent colors of her peers.
If Hasbro wasn't terrified of the politically correct morons behind ableism she might have been our Reg Barkley and could have been the 'outside-the-box' solutions side character. Thank you so much you asshats for taking Derpy and tarnishing her with your claims of ableism. I enjoyed having my non-perfect character. This is why we can't have nice things.
I've lived with communities of people that are too easily offended most of my life. They bring no joy into themselves and share no joy with others. I moved away to a tiny town where I don't have to deal with that kind of mentality and I love it. I just want to be left alone and hang out with close friends. I don't want to be a movement, or someone's agenda.
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