Still with me and not racing down to make a comment as fast as possible? Ok.
These are a couple emails that were leaked to 4chan after someone hacked their accounts. Hasbro seriously needs to work on their online security measures.
I want you to pay attention to this, because this is the workings of the death of a character. I see this lazy, forced diversity crap way, way
too often as of late in American media. Companies like Marvel, DC, Hasbro, and more are too scared to be labeled by the minority of America's population that virtue signal (and in some extreme cases, riot) as bigots, racists, sexists, Nazis, your buzzword here. So, what do they do? The do the laziest damn thing in terms of creativity and story telling: they take a pre-existing character, and change the hell out of it to be more inclusive.
I'm not offended that Hasbro wants to make an urban pony that comes from the bad side of town. Far from it. I think that's a wonderful idea and having someone like Tiffany Haddish voice her is a lot of fun.
I'm offended because an already well established character has to die for the sake of social justice. Applejack, it's your turn for the noose.
Applejack in G4 is already a great character. She values family ties, hard work, honesty, and helping those that need it without a second thought. She's honestly my favorite of the 6, and her ideals reflect on mine as a Christian: Love thy neighbor as you love yourself. Unfortunately, some of the staff behind the show is dedicated to make her less "hick-ish" and sprinkle some forced diversity in the mix. They want to rewrite her as someone completely different a good one year
after G4's finale, while our memory of her is still fresh in our minds. I know that the show's team is very creative. They've driven the fanbase to, time and again, inspire people to create characters and stories of their own in their universe. So, you can imagine how extremely lazy they are to take the main six and start from square one with new voices and personalities.
If they took the premise of an urban pony and made it into a new, distinguishable character, I would be behind their creative drive 100%. As it stands, they are taking the lazy route and killing a character to fill an invisible quota. As an amateur game designer, that
is more offensive to me than any of the trigger warnings SJWs flap their jaws about.
R.I.P. G4 Applejack.