From: Jan Miller
Hello, as a concerned citizen I would like to say how shocked I am at the state of children’s television programing today. Specifically, the animated girl’s show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Last week, my niece was over and we were both on the couch watching television when her favorite show came on. It was the exact show in question. After watching a few episodes with her, I was dumbfounded and appalled at how blatantly right wing it was. Especially how much racism was in the show. First off, we have the character named “Princess Celestia”. She of course is the “good leader” of pony land. She is a unicorn with wings, and is white all over. And the way she is portrayed, you almost get the sense that she is a reflection of George Bush or Mitt Romney. And then we have the villain, “Nightmare Moon”. She is also a flying unicorn, however since she is the villain, she black! And not just African American black mind you, she’s black black! She even sounds like she’s voiced by an African American! I wouldn’t have been surprised if the animators a had put a bucket of fried chicken next to her! Then there’s the stereotypical conservative farmer pony, Applejack. On the show she owns a farm and sells apples for a living. Of course this is a pro-predatory capitalism character when compared to the other ponies in ponyville, who are portrayed as lazy. Instead of promoting the act of sharing and equal ownership like other children’s shows, Applejack preys on the other ponies by providing the only source of food to the town, all of course for profit. No sharing and tolerance here! The last time I checked, animated children shows weren’t run by Fox News. I hope this editorial helps parents realize that they shouldn’t let their kids watch My Little Pony: Friendship is magic.
Ed. Note: The television animated show in question is produced by Hasbro Studios, owned by the game company Hasbro. Animation is done in Vancouver, Canada, at DHX Media. The actress who voices Nightmare Moon is Tabitha St. Germain, who also voices Rarity (speaking voice only), Granny Smith, Princess Luna, Photo Finish, Mrs. Cake, Pound Cake, Derpy Hooves, Philomena, and additional voices.
She is a Canadian citizen, lives in Vancouver, and is Caucasian.