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You okay, Derpy? by Karzahnii You okay, Derpy? by Karzahnii
Anything I can do to help?

So on this whole Derpy fiasco: it's obvious the creators had no intention on making her offensive, it was a nice nod to the community. Even if Derpy is disabled, that's no reason to take her off the show. Saying disabled aren't allowed to be featured on the show is in itself more offensive. And it's not like we don't see Granny Smith with Alzheimer's or Snails with similar mental deficiencies. That isn't to say no one is allowed to speak up if they are offended, but, why can't we just have nice things?

I'll end that there, I don't want to continue discussion in the comments. KEEP IN MIND all the Derpy news is still speculation and rumours, there has been no official word on removal.

EDIT: holy crap, how did I get 1,000 favourites on this? What did I do so right? :S
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, nice pic, and yeah, Derpy deserves more love.
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SassyPixels Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Do you mind if I make a stamp with this? c:
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:icontheworgenwarlock:
theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
sorry karzahnii, she's banned. it was an official post from the writer herself :'s
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:icontheworgenwarlock:
theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
very nice RD, comfort they who have been scorned
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:iconcedarwoods:
CedarWoods Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Follow link for possible way to save Derpy:

[link]
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:icongivenheart:
GivenHeart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"I mean, she was a retarded, talking horse." -Ghost
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:iconderpyhooves4:
derpyhooves4 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
derpy makes me so proud
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:iconthethunderart:
TheThunderART Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
forever derpy ;D
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:iconhailey1140:
hailey1140 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i <3 DERPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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:icondreamrex:
DreamRex Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
derpy may not be a character of the show at least she will always be the backround pony of the show :(
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:icontheworgenwarlock:
theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
sorry to dissapoint, but i saw somewhere that she's not a background pony anymore. they're canning her for good
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:icondreamrex:
DreamRex Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its not fair... but i love derpy... :tears:
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:icontheworgenwarlock:
theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
it's sad, but it was an official post. it said they intentionally showed her less and less in season 3, so in season 4 it would be harder to notice she's gone for good
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DreamRex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont understand derpy isnt offensive at all.. :tears:
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
well, soccer moms said it was an effrontery to mentally disabled persons. they think she's a bad-mouth to the autistic and people with downs, so they sent angry E-mails until they got her banned. What i don't understand is why no one's bugged by, say Pinkie Pie, she's clearly got quite a few bats in the belfry, but no one is making an effort to have her banned. (not that they should, it just doesn't make sense why derpy is hated over Pinkie or maybe Snips or Snails)
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:icondreamrex:
DreamRex Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*facepalm* soccer moms.. *sighs* -_-
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:icontheworgenwarlock:
theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
to soccer moms, LET DERPY COME BACK!
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
official as of season 4 according to the post, i may be wrong though
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:iconkarzahnii:
Karzahnii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's character enough!
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:icondreamrex:
DreamRex Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
of course sorry if i upset you i wasnt trying to upset anyone
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:iconkarzahnii:
Karzahnii Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No one's upset. :P
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:icondreamrex:
DreamRex Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still apologize for the first comment. Derpy hooves is a character :(
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:iconmrvoiceman:
MrVoiceMan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to help support Derpy!
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firebenderlily2 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
[link] SAVE DERPY!!! :<
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:iconchibi-katie:
Chibi-Katie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
they take off derpy but not screwball in the read it and weep ep where shes BARKING and WEARING A STRIGHTJACKET?! da fuck? you take a cute little pony off but not the psychopathic one?
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NagiNaoe101 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really hope Derpy stays, because I really like her...I like being reminded that I was an imperfect little kid who had lazy eye and prone to accidents
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Alejandr-o Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist
i think people assume she was disabled because of the way she looks which just shows how ignorant people can be
i hope they don't take her off
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asluc96 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now these days she need even more help than RD, she needs our help
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:iconbeatlebabe96:
beatlebabe96 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this reminds me of a fan fic i had in mind bout them being sisters lol
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Tadashi--kun Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so nice of Dashy to cheer Derpy up. <3
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OCEANSCENTED Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I'm convinced that some people look for things to be offended by.
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JamesAlpha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
want to know what you did right? you made good fanart... and made RD feel bad about talking to Derpy harshly... well done sir
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:iconwardude69:
wardude69 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
its like those handicapped kids in southpark all over again....

i thought jimmy was awesome!
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:iconpetleva:
petleva Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Wait a minute. Derpy and Dash look kinda alike. What are the chances for them to e sisters?
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:iconkarzahnii:
Karzahnii Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's possible? But never hinted at or planned even slightly (considering Derpy was a fan character brought up in the show), so I have my doubts.
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petleva Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Still. They are both pegasai and i think they are the only ponies with that manestyle. They even both have that lock over their shoulder
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Thepiedsniper Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree. In any case, she's a meme; you just can't kill a meme. Better to embrace it on the show, because they sure as hell won't be able to control her representation on the internet
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artico Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Amen to that!

I honestly think it's more offensive to be offended by Derpy. I mean, those people who are offended by her must think there's something about her that is offensive, right? which means that they think those traits are offensive... which means they think people who are like that are offensive... if a=b and b=c then a=c

The world is full of all kinds of people! Why not celebrate them all? (well, maybe not mass murderers because this is a "kids" show... but I would hardly put Derpy at that level)
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FrostieFrost Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Artist
I don't see a valid reason why Derpy should be removed. I mean, I would be fine if they went back to calling her Ditzy Doo, but just completely taking her away is something I wouldn't be okay with. :\

But I like the drawing, though. dB>
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harukaplanetpower Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think most people that were offended were only offended because she has a name that basicly means "oops", and they didn't want anyone with disabilities to be offended by the fact that that was her name.
I love Derpy. She's adorable.
But I think the parents were upset that she was named as such and her disability was obvious. I think they just wanted her name changed, or for 'derpy' to just be a nickname that she gave herself to make it less painful for the children.
I don't think Lauren Faust had any intention of completly removing Derpy, just changing her name.
Sorry, just adding my parent's thoughts to the matter. I got my autistic little sister into the show and she loves writing to Princess Celestia. But she wrote one that broke my heart, she asked the Princess why they called Derpy the same name the other kids at school calls her when she falls down, and they all laugh. It was literally hearbreaking.
I don't think anyone meant to start a war on it, just wanted the kids to feel less hurt.
Sorry for the long message, I just thought maybe this might help. You know, a message from the other side but still from a Brony. :heart:
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Karzahnii Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"But she wrote one that broke my heart, she asked the Princess why they called Derpy the same name the other kids at school calls her when she falls down, and they all laugh. It was literally hearbreaking."

That's terrible :(

I can completely see reason for change if this was the case. It's glad to know some complaints are justified.
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harukaplanetpower Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know that's the only reason I took slight issue with it. I love my little sister and all I want to do is protect her from the badness out there.

I would never want them to get rid of a character that creats diversity in a show for children.

I think the only reason people were so hard on them was because there was no other name to call her. Because I don't think many people know that kids use that name as an offensive term nowadays. Like when I was a child many refered to unlikable situations as 'retarded' not realising or caring about how the autisitic children felt.

But I will stop now. I'm happy to see another can see what I see.
My apologies for bothering you with my comments.

I do hope they keep our lovable muffin loving pony though. :)
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:iconbigdream64:
BigDream64 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Derpy will STILL be a character to me if she WAS removed...
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:iconarambie:
Arambie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There has never been any official statement saying that Derpy will be removed...
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:iconkarzahnii:
Karzahnii Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thus I've stated it's only a rumour, and no more than that.

I'm just disappointed that this whole debate is happening at all.
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Arambie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, now.
It's nice to know that the community can pull together so quickly, but it's upsetting when they blindly follow each other and attack a cause that's all in their heads. :/
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