I ain't gonna be talking about "Oh, bronies are such <insert an adjective that goes with a noun here>" NO, because that's just an irrational approach.
I was cleaning the bathroom while I was thinking about to make a text post about the matter. Honestly, I'm afraid to make a post about it because of some reason, I will be attacked/hated about it even though I would engage to the matter in the most formal way. </p>
I'm not pointing to anyone recently, actually, while I just got on my laptop, I didn't expect that there is/are MLP fan/s would message me, and they might think I was talking about them, which made me sort of hold back to make this post for a while. But I'm doing it anyways. I'm prepared for the hate I will get after this.
FIRST: The Reputation
Whenever someone said something about hating bronies because of one or a couple of bronies did something that wasn't nice, some other bronies would say "Not all Bronies are like that!". ITS TRUE, not all bronies are like that, or any other fandom. And because of that negative act of a member, it cripples the reputation of the fandom, and the fact that people will most likely notice the wrong than the right, yea, it will totally make a bad name. This doesn't just apply in one fandom, it applies to every fandom.You know, I've been trying not to lower my reputation for the past 10 years back in high school and elementary because if I did something wrong, it will not just make a bad name for myself, but also my mother who is the Ass't Prinicipal of the High School department.
SECOND: The Attackers
There's a lot of issues about Bronies who attack (not physically) people that says the show sucks, or girly, etc. I understand how it feels when something I loved very much is insulted, and wow, I wanted to punch the fuck out of the person who said it.
Going back to the fandom, for a group that is a fan of a show that teaches love and care, they put so much hate when trying to defend it. No wonder people dislike the fandom, I also understand that the show have helped a lot of people who was going through depression and tough times that's why they get attached to the show, but please, try not to tell someone to kill themselves because they dislike it, if they did kill themselves, now how would they understand what you were going through or how great the cartoon is?
I had an experience back then, I insulted a game character which ended up that my high school crush didn't talk to me for 3 months, and I'm making sure that it would be the first and last time I would make something happen like that.
THIRD: The Preachers
I'm sorry if the term is sort of big to describe such people. I've heard experiences from people that they are annoyed when a server is filled up with bronies, pony sprays everywhere, pony names everywhere, etc.
And some of them will kindly suggest to watch the show and some would consistently remind to watch it. In my first times playing TF2, there were bronies everywhere, I was curious about what the show was about that I see more guys being fond of them than girls. tbh, if it wasn't for my friend who keeps saying "Watch MLP" I wouldn't understand those bronies up to now.
These 3 are the matters that I would mostly encounter and hear from people and are sure about. I didn't post this to give more negative points to the fandom, I posted this so they or some bronies would realize why, and other non-bronies would rethink. Since this text post has been spawned, I assume that I will have a lot of unfollowers and get anon attacked, and if that happens, that just supports the theory much more.
To Bronies who read this, be nicer and more patient towards the haters or if you don't, there's gonna be a lot more hating, I assure you.
and to non-Bronies, these are people who really loves their stuff, forgive some of them that are too aggressive towards haters, maybe if you just give time to understand.
I could've added more but that would complicate things.
Remember, each people has their own way in understanding, looking,thinking and analyzing things. The same or not. Biased or influenced. Problems can be resolved without violence, and if people listens to reason for the sake of understanding.