On Google. With Safe-Search on.
Before I begin, let me just say my niece, Sarah, loves MLP. She loves the TV show, has lots of toys and stuffed animals, and has a room decorated with MLP things. She takes the lessons she learns to heart, and looks up to the ponies as role models, almost. She acknowledges girls can be strong because of this show. It’s very important to her, and it has a great influence on her.
She came into the kitchen, solemnly quiet, and didn’t say anything or do anything but pick at the snack I made her. I was watching her for a few hours for my aunt, and had let her go on the internet to watch the newer episodes of MLP she missed. Her mother was also letting her print out pictures to decorate her folder with.
When I asked her what was wrong, she asked me if I would be mad. I asked her, “Why would I be mad?” which she replied to with “I saw something bad. I didn’t mean to, it was just there.”
I was a little concerned she’d switched safe-search off on accident and found some dirty pictures or whatever, since those things can come up in completely unrelated searches (and, mind you, she’s 5, so she’s not looking up porn on her own and her parents have an adult content lock on her computer for porn sites and whatnot). But, low and behold, she showed me what she’d found.
It was your basic pony porn, and a brutal one, in fact. It was really pretty god damn disgusting (implied rape, actually). I won’t go into graphic detail, but it was a Twilight Sparkle and Discord pairing that was put in the form of a comic page. I looked up different variations of My Little Pony to see what would come up with Safe Search, and to my surprise, a lot of NSFW art slipped through the cracks and were on the results page. With. Safe Search. On.
She was really quiet the rest of the day, and I had to explain this to my aunt when she got home, who had to have a long talk with my niece about what she saw. My niece was very upset about seeing innocent characters from her favorite show being subjected to rape.
It’s a pretty big thing to see porn of your favorite TV show characters at a young age being fucked up the ass by a giant monster when all you want to see is episodes and pretty art of the show itself. My niece should not have to be cautious looking up a show TARGETED towards girls her age. She should not be afraid to look up a show made for her in fear of seeing art of her favorite characters being raped and sexually tortured.
It’s sad when my aunt can’t let her child go online for a child’s show without worrying about what she’s going to see because Bronies have snatched the show up for their own personal interests and desires and stolen from the children the show is actually for.
The people replying to this are really disgusting.
Really? You’re blaming the victim when all you have to do is go into google safe search and flag stuff that’s inappropriate so that the TARGET MOTHERFUCKING AUDIENCE can enjoy what they love? This is why I refuse to call myself a brony. This community is so disgusting.