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DerpyDrop2 by PixelKitties

No doubt you’ve all seen or heard the hullabaloo around Ye Olde Intertubes in the days and weeks following our beloved Derpy’s named appearance in the FIM episode The Last Roundup.  What began as a campaign by trolls wreak havoc was soon picked up by well-meaning-but-misguided bronies and fans.  The controversy stems from the mistaken belief that the word “derpy” is synonymous with mentally challenged.  Obviously, it’s not.  Rather it means clutzy or accident prone.  Further, fans maintained that her slightly-husky voice in the episode was an attempt to mock people with learning disabilities.  Again, untrue.  Voiced by actor Tabitha St. Germain, Derpy was mistakenly thought to be a boy pony and was based on a young boy who lives next door to Ms. St. Germain.

This tempest in a teapot stirred up around the fandom has now exploded into what seems to be a PR-pushback by Hasbro.  While much of the recent actions around Derpy and The Last Roundup are themselves still cloaked in rumor and conjecture, at this point it seems that the episode has been taken down from Itunes.  Further, it appears that super-awesome T-Shirt company We Love Fine has been given the directive to drop their Derpy shirts, at the very least, featuring Derpy’s name. 

Enough is, frankly, enough.  We can’t allow trolling and misplaced butthurt to tarnish the reputation of our beloved, wall-eyed Pegasus.  We fans have a special love for Derpy, and it was a moment of wonder and joy when our friends at Studio B named her and featured her based on our feedback and support.  Now it’s our turn to step up and do what’s right.

Head over to We Love Fine and support our favorite clumsy pony by  purchasing one of the lovely and well-made Derpy designs  Let’s show Hasbro that we support Derpy and we don’t want them to change a hair on her adorable little head. 

If you can’t afford a shirt right now, then do your part and contact We Love Fine and Hasbro, and let them know how much you love and support Derpy.  Don’t let the parasprites win.  This is the time to stand up and show your support for Derpy and our friends at Studio B. 


UPDATE- Normally I don't put much stock in internet petitions, but in this case it seems a valid way to make, if not our voices, our number known- www.change.org/petitions/hasbr…


UPDATE2- Just to avoid saying the same thing  repeatedly in replies- No, nothing is 100% confirmed right now, but what I've posted today is based on NEW information from within the past two or three hours- and it looks pretty damn reliable.  That said, even if nothing is actually happening, it doesn't change the fact that plenty of angry, misguided, or outright trolling individuals have made it a point to voice their displeasure to our friends at Hasbro and are directing plenty of negativity towards the  cast and crew at Studio B.  This is our chance to counteract that- whether it's preemptive or a response to current events isn't the point, rather it's a matter of showing support for the character, the great people at We Love Fine,  and the amazing, wonderful artists who bring us Friendship is Magic.  We do that by supporting them with both our numbers and wallets.  

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Prince-Crescent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Derpy don't fire that, I is on your side! D: We can talk about this over some muffins.
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Shaitan051 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
"The controversy stems from the mistaken belief that the word “derpy” is synonymous with mentally challenged. Obviously, it’s not. Rather it means clutzy or accident prone."
The name Derpy originated on 4chan. You really think the denizens of that pit meant it as "clutzy"? Hell just Google image Derp, are those pictures of accident prone people?
Derpy = Retarded and it's a stupid name that doesn't fit in the show either way.

Ditzy Doo ftw
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roupony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not depry...................why..................DANMIT TROLLS!
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Bell45yo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
signed the petition Miss Kitties for the sake of Derpy and Derpy related actions for our show
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AnneHairball Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, some people can't take jokes. Derpy's like our mascot, DON'T TAKE HER AWAY!!!
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ArtieStroke Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, what I think we're dealing with is a very vocal minority, kinda like the tea party. And (hopefully) like the tea party, it will soon die down and not really have any effect. Like Chef and AC say, it's just a show. If you don't like it, just remind yourself of this. It's seriously no big deal, and just be glad that Studio B is putting the effort that they currently are. My sister was pretty vocal about the whole Derpy vs Ditzy thing, and I just told her this. She took it in stride, and just dealt with it. If we could all remind ourselves of this more often, maybe we wouldn't have to deal with so many parasprites and misguided fans. Let's just all be a little more... well... harmonious.
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
I love this journal :iconderpyclapplz:
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limbothedonkey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WE NEEEEEDDD TO SAVE DERPY!!!
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Aellos Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
I always preferred Ditzy Doo, but I can deal with Derpy. There's nothing wrong. I was slightly disappointed the way the added her and used a silly name in the show.

BUT DAMN who the hell went out and got all butthurt and made this fandom look EVEN WORSE than it already does. DX Guh, they did it, they didn't mean anything bad with it obviously.
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Let save Derpy's name is better!

Why minor hate Derpy's name? -.-; There major fans who love Derpy than minor!
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