Calgary Journal: Calgary’s grown up ‘My Little Pony’ fans

27 Nov

Some Calgarians may be surprised to learned Bronyism exists in our own our backyard.

James Wilt, a MRU colleague and the owner of a mean moustache, previously sat down with the city’s leading Brony faction.

projectBrony later followed up with Wilt to get his thoughts on the experience. He described it as “extremely enlightening.”

There’s quite a stigma surrounding the community — and reasonably so, to be fair — but I found the people I dealt with for my story to be relatively ‘normal’ and cognizant of the rather subsersive role that they were playing. I still think the culture is pretty weird, in the sense that I simply can’t understand the appeal of the show, but each to their own. Any movement that helps to challenge traditional assumptions about ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’ is more than welcome, and these people seem to be doing a great job at it.

— James Wilt

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