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2014-03-21 04:13:47 PM  
nine-year-old boy from wearing his My Little Pony backpack

I'm betting he doesn't get enough attention at home.
 
2014-03-21 04:32:23 PM  
So...Pony Thread?

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-21 04:35:01 PM  
Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.
 
2014-03-21 04:39:59 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.


Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.
 
2014-03-21 05:01:22 PM  
Friendship always wins!
 
2014-03-21 05:05:12 PM  
Good.
 
2014-03-21 05:06:03 PM  
God why is this even a big deal?
 
2014-03-21 05:06:43 PM  
Shouldn't have prevented it in the first place.
/not a brony.
//common sense person
 
GBB
2014-03-21 05:07:09 PM  
Bullies:
th258.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-21 05:07:38 PM  
Just beware to not mock him for his choice of backpack.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-21 05:07:42 PM  
He sounds like a little jacksss.
 
2014-03-21 05:08:30 PM  
fc07.deviantart.net
 
2014-03-21 05:08:37 PM  
static.giantbomb.com
 
2014-03-21 05:08:41 PM  
Why is this an issue?
 
2014-03-21 05:08:47 PM  

nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.


Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt
 
2014-03-21 05:09:13 PM  

corq: So...Pony Thread?

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x200]


Um, no
 
2014-03-21 05:09:17 PM  
He is going to get so much tail with that backpack!
 
2014-03-21 05:10:56 PM  

whidbey: God why is this even a big deal?


meat0918: Why is this an issue?


It provides a sense of accomplishment to people and momentarily distracts them from the real problems facing our country, world, and so on.
We're powerless to reverse the corporate takeover of government, but this kid can wear his backpack and that's just as good.
 
2014-03-21 05:10:59 PM  

zulius: Shouldn't have prevented it in the first place.
/not a brony.
//common sense person


well, if he doesn't' want to get picked on, he shouldn't make himself a target.  herpa-derpa-doo!  *eyeroll*
 
2014-03-21 05:12:24 PM  
What, the "he had it coming" defense didn't work?
 
2014-03-21 05:12:41 PM  
Perhaps he needs a rock.

pinkie.ponychan.net
 
2014-03-21 05:14:45 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.


I think the fact that the incident became as big a news story as it did, will cause him to get bullied way more then he ever would have been by just wearing the backpack.
 
2014-03-21 05:15:09 PM  
GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt


No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?
 
2014-03-21 05:15:57 PM  
Mess with the horse and you get the bull?
 
2014-03-21 05:16:02 PM  
The bag had rarity, twilight, and pinkie pie on it. Kids got bad taste in ponies.
 
2014-03-21 05:16:17 PM  

GanjSmokr: nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.

Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt


I don't anyone said it was the kid's fault if that happens but you. In a perfect world everyone could do whatever they wanted without facing consequences even if the consequences aren't justified. But this isn't a perfect world.

/that's why there are bouncers at strip clubs
 
2014-03-21 05:16:49 PM  

GanjSmokr: nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.

Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt


after being raped does she go back to the same rapey neighborhood wearing the same rapey skirt?

that would make your comparison more valid.
 
2014-03-21 05:17:29 PM  

GanjSmokr: nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.

Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt


I really don't understand people so sociopathic to blame the victim, especially when the victim is a young kid.

Trust me he would still have plenty of opportunity in high school and college before entering the real world to find out just how much utter bastardry exists in the human heart, let him be a nerdy little kid for a few years.
 
2014-03-21 05:18:16 PM  

nburghmatt: GanjSmokr: nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.

Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

after being raped does she go back to the same rapey neighborhood wearing the same rapey skirt?

that would make your comparison more valid.


Those kids were wrong to be hassling him in the first place, you have no valid point.
 
2014-03-21 05:18:34 PM  
This kid is nine years old. He didn't buy the backpack; his parents did. This means that when they were shopping and he saw it and asked for it, mommy and daddy could have done the following:

1) Buy the backpack (no explanation needed)
2) Not buy the backpack (again no explanation needed--"Because I said no")

//Whether we like it or not, our kids are going to be picked on.
//Teach your kids how not to bully (or make fun of) other kids (Jokes aren't the same as bullying...)
//Make they play together.
 
2014-03-21 05:19:20 PM  
Glenn Beck is a Brony.

happynicetimepeople.com


I now feel officially sick.
 
2014-03-21 05:19:32 PM  

nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?


img801.imageshack.us


/edited version.
 
2014-03-21 05:20:12 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Glenn Beck is a Brony.

[happynicetimepeople.com image 555x405]


I now feel officially sick.


He's even got the hipster goatee and glasses.
 
2014-03-21 05:20:13 PM  

nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?


How is having a kids' show backpack at all comparable to inciting racial strife? This is a retarded stretch even for Fark, and I've made more than my fair share of retarded stretches of logic on Fark.
 
2014-03-21 05:20:26 PM  

blatz514: corq: So...Pony Thread?

[img4.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x200]

Um, no


I'm going with Pony Thread.
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-21 05:22:07 PM  
Crotchrocket Slim:
How is having a kids' show backpack at all comparable to inciting racial strife? This is a retarded stretch even for Fark, and I've made more than my fair share of retarded stretches of logic on Fark.

It isn't.  That's not the point.  The point is that even though bullying is wrong and shouldn't exist, in the real world it DOES.  Kids can be absolutely godawful and that's just a reality of life.  It's just a risk mitigation situation.
 
2014-03-21 05:22:15 PM  

nekom: If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?


Wearing a MLP backpack to school is not the same as wearing a racist t-shirt in a black neighborhood.

The point is that the school should prevent bullying by going after the bullies, not by policing what kinds of backpacks are ok for 9 year old boys and girls.
 
2014-03-21 05:22:58 PM  

nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?


I'm going to do this in all caps because that was the most farking idiotic piece of shiat ball-licking jackassery I have ever read.

THERE IS A BIG farkING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEARING A SHIRT OR EMBLEM DESIGNED TO OFFEND OR HARASS A MINORITY GROUP AND HAVING A MOTHER farkING PONY BACKPACK.
 
2014-03-21 05:24:54 PM  

nekom: Crotchrocket Slim:
How is having a kids' show backpack at all comparable to inciting racial strife? This is a retarded stretch even for Fark, and I've made more than my fair share of retarded stretches of logic on Fark.

It isn't.  That's not the point.  The point is that even though bullying is wrong and shouldn't exist, in the real world it DOES.  Kids can be absolutely godawful and that's just a reality of life.  It's just a risk mitigation situation.


So we should deny girls the right to go to shop class, or guys the right to go to dance class?
 
2014-03-21 05:25:49 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?

How is having a kids' show backpack at all comparable to inciting racial strife? This is a retarded stretch even for Fark, and I've made more than my fair share of retarded stretches of logic on Fark.


I'd say both are comparable by advertising an unpopular position in a situation where people are less willing to show restraint in mentally/physically retorting.
 
2014-03-21 05:26:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Perhaps he needs a rock.

[pinkie.ponychan.net image 576x324]


Everybody wants a rock
 
2014-03-21 05:26:19 PM  

MadMattressMack: GanjSmokr: nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.

Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

I don't anyone said it was the kid's fault if that happens but you. In a perfect world everyone could do whatever they wanted without facing consequences even if the consequences aren't justified. But this isn't a perfect world.

/that's why there are bouncers at strip clubs


So what you're saying is it's his fault if he gets bullied.

By your reasoning no one should own anything someone else doesn't have. I mean just because you have the right to your Ps4 doesn't mean buying it is a good idea. What if someone tries to steal it.
 
2014-03-21 05:26:25 PM  

shamanwest: nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?

I'm going to do this in all caps because that was the most farking idiotic piece of shiat ball-licking jackassery I have ever read.

THERE IS A BIG farkING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEARING A SHIRT OR EMBLEM DESIGNED TO OFFEND OR HARASS A MINORITY GROUP AND HAVING A MOTHER farkING PONY BACKPACK.


Speech is speech, is it not?
 
2014-03-21 05:26:43 PM  
Pony thread on the main page?

This will end well.
 
2014-03-21 05:26:59 PM  
Whoever tried to ban the backpack should be fired, along with any other faculty who supported it.

Anyone who thinks to solution to bullying is to make the victim change something about themselves doesn't need to be working around children. Period.
 
2014-03-21 05:27:57 PM  

nekom: Crotchrocket Slim:
How is having a kids' show backpack at all comparable to inciting racial strife? This is a retarded stretch even for Fark, and I've made more than my fair share of retarded stretches of logic on Fark.

It isn't.  That's not the point.  The point is that even though bullying is wrong and shouldn't exist, in the real world it DOES.  Kids can be absolutely godawful and that's just a reality of life.  It's just a risk mitigation situation.


I still don't see how having this backpack makes him a target, unless there is a group of people whose identity or family has been oppressed by MLP fans.

There is no active antagonism that should result in a kid getting beat up like this- the bullies' parents are the failures here. They should have been taught better values since before they could speak or walk.

And we give the police asstons of taxpayer dollars to clean up those bad areas where women routinely get raped, that they aren't effective is a failure of the criminal justice system as well as for many cultural and economic ones. You're just excusing criminality; it being unavoidable isn't a reason to accept it.
 
2014-03-21 05:28:41 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Glenn Beck is a Brony.

[happynicetimepeople.com image 555x405]


I now feel officially sick.


Here's the interview with Grayson Bruce. It was a good interview, and he focused on what was important: the bullying.
And no. Glenn is not a Brony. It admitted that twice in the interview.
 
2014-03-21 05:28:51 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Glenn Beck is a Brony.

[happynicetimepeople.com image 555x405]


I now feel officially sick.


I feel like I just did mental gymnastics.  I don't know whether to welcome him into the Herd or violently kick him in the jimmies.

/This is what cognitive dissonance feels like!
//I guess he earns a tiny, wee speck of redemption
///For now
 
2014-03-21 05:29:51 PM  

MadMattressMack: I'd say both are comparable by advertising an unpopular position in a situation where people are less willing to show restraint in mentally/physically retorting.


"People who have suffered racial prejudice are as able to control their actions when antagonized as small children" - if I misinterpret you please elaborate where, thanks
 
2014-03-21 05:31:03 PM  
Just so everyone's up to speed, My Little Pony gear is the new KKK hood and "She totally wanted it just look at what she was wearing"  skirt.

The  usual Fark derp is multiplying pretty rapidly.  I think we're getting to derp nuclear meltdown territory here.
 
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