You know what’s sad? The fact that animators/crew members on the show even say that Yamino had nothing to do with any petition or never contacted the crew on any issue about Derpy and yet people are still using her as a scapegoat. And trust me, I’ve seen people get way more offended at Derpy than Yamino.
I actually think I found the guy/girl responsible for the removing Derpy petition.
Now, if we’re going to talk about her and the Bubbline pairing or whatever the fuck it is and that little petition, lol she started that petition.
So guys, get your facts straight before pointing fingers, or at the very least wait for something official. I’m not a Yamino defender or anything, I actually dislike her quite a bit, if any of you haven’t noticed.
Not to get off-topic or anything, but the major problem I have with her (and actually quite a few people who are vocal on the whole Derpy is ableist debate) is that she really seems to say that the only reason why she thinks Derpy is offensive is because she has mentally disabled friends who are disabled, and that she’s basically saying:
“Oh well, I know a few people who were offended, so I’m going to say that the whole handicapped community is offended by this, too! SOCIAL JUSTICE!!!!!!!!1111”
Nope. I’m sorry, but unless the whole community of handicapped people (and I mean, every single person who is disabled, including myself) was in agreement that Derpy is offensive, then I would understand. But instead, we have a few people claiming that she’s ableist purely because she’s clumsy and has wall-eyes, and who are trying to speak for the whole disabled community. We can speak for ourselves what we find offensive, thank you very much.
Also, she refuses to listen to anybody who has Autism, Cerebral Palsy, or anything of that nature who thinks Derpy is, holy fuck Batman, not offensive! I think that’s total bullshit, and it shows that she thinks she all that and a bag of chips because she’s interwebz famous for having a web comic (which, you can say is offensive to Christians/Catholics to be a counter-trolling douche).
Just another case of “Artists who think they’re holier-than-thou for X and Y reasons”, sadly.