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Hel-LO, Hasbro released a statement that Derpy cannot make any more appearances in season 4? What's the deal?!?
My input regarding this malarky:
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Derpy is not meant to be offensive, and that’s something those dumbass helicopter parents don’t understand. She’s not necessarily mentally retarded or anything, she’s just a ditz. I have nonverbal learning disorder, which is a high-functioning condition on the Autistic spectrum. I wasn’t offended. I’m sure plenty of kids with low-functioning Autism-like conditions liked it too. Even if she were on the Autistic spectrum, it’s great to get some representation on TV. People try to censor too many things and pretend they don’t exist. It reminds me of an argument made by the news crew who worked on the Bed Intruder story. One party said Antoine Dodson’s interview shouldn’t be played because he would give black people a bad name. Another party said, no, we’re going to play it, because “censoring people like Antoine is even worse.” Frankly, I agree whole-heartedly with that. The fact is, there are some people out there who actually act like Derpy, or Antoine Dodson, or Jar Jar Binks, or whatever contraversial character is out there, and pretending people like that don’t exist is stupid.

I say we start a petition on Change.Org to bring Derpy back. Who’s with me?

What's everyone else's thoughts on this?
UPDATE: Here's the image I found that claims this. It's a screenshot of a Reddit post apparently. Not sure if it's legit or not--I sure hope it isn't though.
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Do you have any links to Hasbro's statement on this?
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emotion_bigheart That old news is old and nobody cares about Derpy.
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It's just a cartoon character. If people are in such a tizzy about Derpy then let them.
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Do you have any links to Hasbro's statement on this?

Ugh, well, at least I thought I did. Apparently my source was actually kind of sketchy. It was a Reddit post by some guy who claimed he was an animator of the show and instructed not to put Derpy in any more frames. I dunno if it's legit anymore. Hoping it isn't.
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emotion_bigheart That old news is old and nobody cares about Derpy.

Yeah, apparently this rumor has been circulating since like Dec 12 or so, but I'm a derp and I thought it was recent news. razz My source is sketchy though, so I'm hoping this isn't legit.
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It's just a cartoon character. If people are in such a tizzy about Derpy then let them.

Obviously. However, people have grown attached to her and don't want her canned. Whatever. I'm trying to take this "news" with a grain of salt.
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It's just a cartoon character. If people are in such a tizzy about Derpy then let them.

Obviously. However, people have grown attached to her and don't want her canned. Whatever. I'm trying to take this "news" with a grain of salt.

Just because she won't be in future episodes doesn't mean her existence has been erased or that people can't use the character in fan created material. That's if this news is true of course.
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Seriously? I had no idea. That's terrible! I hope it's not true.


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Seriously? I had no idea. That's terrible! I hope it's not true.


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Yeah, me too. :/
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It's just a cartoon character. If people are in such a tizzy about Derpy then let them.

Obviously. However, people have grown attached to her and don't want her canned. Whatever. I'm trying to take this "news" with a grain of salt.

Just because she won't be in future episodes doesn't mean her existence has been erased or that people can't use the character in fan created material. That's if this news is true of course.

Very true. :3
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Cmon, "Ditzy doo" will be the pony "making a special background appearance" in the alicorn episode

Although its not said who the special appearance is...we know it will be someone that will make people happy.
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> Derpy not making any future appearances
> mfw



No, seriously, why does this matter? Outside of the one episode where she has one minute of dialogue (which I honestly believe is all any Derpy fan remembers from that episode, the way they talk about it), her only relevance to the show was popping up in the background every so often. It's not going to destroy the show if she's no longer there.
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> Derpy not making any future appearances
> mfw



No, seriously, why does this matter? Outside of the one episode where she has one minute of dialogue (which I honestly believe is all any Derpy fan remembers from that episode, the way they talk about it), her only relevance to the show was popping up in the background every so often. It's not going to destroy the show if she's no longer there.


Because people like her. The fans enjoy picking her out in the background, and it was a really big outreach to us when she got a speaking role.
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emotion_bigheart That old news is old and nobody cares about Derpy.
I care about Derpy. emo

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