Bronies, adult fans of the cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, are usually males (86%) who are 15 to 29 years old (89%) and have never been married (97%), according to a non-scientific poll of about 9,000 Equestria Daily members. Bronies are also the brunt of jokes, most recently on Howard Stern’s show. Now that the mainstream media is aware of their existence, you can expect plenty of puff pieces on the news boiling down to, “You’ll never guess what craaazy thing the kids these days are getting up to, but first here’s a five-minute block of ads for boner pills, mesothelioma lawsuits, and diabetic testing supplies.”
The Brony phenomenon is now so mainstream that even the Jerry Springer show — which is apparently still on air — put out this call for Brony guests:
Are you a brony and your lover objects? Call Gina at 1-877-735-3779
— Jerry Springer (@SpringerTV) July 31, 2012
After the tweet, a notice was posted on the Steam community group for bronies, the Emergency Broadcasting System. The notice instructed bronies, “If Jerry Springer, or Howard Stern, or any similar broadcaster contacts you or a friend, asking you to appear on a show about bronies, say NO and don’t let them persuade you. They’re just out to make us all look bad.”
The media trying to paint a group of nerds as something to be mocked? Nooooooo, surely not.
Awesome voice actor Tara Strong also told bronies not to go on the show:
Listen to your queen Bronies….NOPONY go on Springer
— tara strong (@tarastrong) July 31, 2012
I wonder if Springer will find any real bronies willing to sacrifice their brony cred to patch things up with a girlfriend on his show? You know what they say. Bronies before hoenies.