Hasbro Shuts My Little Pony Site, Man Fans Revolt

Grown men 'bronies' need their ponies
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2012 3:48 AM CST
Updated Jan 2, 2012 4:45 AM CST
Hasbro Shuts My Little Pony Website, Weird Fans in Lather
What does Twinkle Hope think?   (AP Photo/Hasbro Inc.)

It's going to be harder to salivate over the precious hijinks of My Little Pony for a weird conglomeration of "Bronies"—men addicted to the exploits of the syrupy animals. Hasbro has shut down the website that offered downloads of My Little Pony cartoons, featuring the exploits of the tricked-out ponies based on the company's classic toy. "If you think bronyism sounds like something only a serious pervert living in his mother's basement would be into, you're only about 30% correct," nickers Gawker.

Some bronies do enjoy seeing their favorite characters in a pastel sex haze. But others are actually drawn to the heartwarming messages of the stories, and bridle at any suggestion they might be pony-kinky. Sweden-based PonyArchive.org was kind of the bible of bronies everywhere, offering high-quality online episodes, but Hasbro has now succeeded in shutting it down. Operators were stunned. "Since we are merely spreading friendship and magic, we feel that we're protected by princess Celestia herself," noted one operator on Brony News. Neigh. (More Hasbro stories.)

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