You bronies are acting like babies crying over spilled milk. No seriously, you are. You guys are bitching and moaning over a fictional pony from a kids show and you're crying she'll be gone forever. It's just a freaking cartoon guys, calm down. I don't see this happen when a Anime character dies or somethin and fans demand so-said character to come back because they were "epic".
I almost feel sorry for Hasbro now. They try to appeal you bronies by taking a pony with a error and make her an official character but as soon as she speaks, she's labeled as retarded and disabled and magically offends people. I don't have anyone in my family who is autistic but i can guarantee this is making Hasbro go "What the fuck". This is also why Hasbro SHOULD NOT cater to the bronies. Why? Because of shit like this happening. Bronies keep begging for all of these background ponies to have a episode of their very own and have a voice but that won't happen. Seeing this huge drama over a fucking pony, i highly doubt Hasbro will do that. I hope they don't do it because if they do, we're gona see messages like "OMGZ COLGATE SPOKE AND SHE WASN'T DOING WUT SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO!!!! OMGZ LYRA AND BON-BON AREN'T LESBIANS AND THEY ACTUALLY IN SEPERATE HOMES BAWWWWW!!!!!" and well, you get the picture. The fans demand these background ponies they named to do things the fans portray them in fanart yet when Hasbro does their own thing, they flip their shit. /rant why Hasbro shouldn't listen to bronies lawlz
Tabitha St. Germain who voices Rarity, Granny Smith, Nightmare Moon, Princess Luna, Photo Finish, Mrs. Cake, and Pound Cake provided Derpy's voice. However, Tabitha didn't even know Derpy was a female and she thought Derpy was a male which is why Derpy sounded the way she was in the show. Here's a email from her why she sounded like a boy that was posted on Reddit.
The character doesn't matter to me as much as the action that was taken.
The fact that she was changed is just what bugs me. Oh, and that those without disabilities are speaking for those who have them when, if you LOOK AROUND, the people who DO have disabilities LOVED Derpy the way she was and is NOW offended by not only her change, but those who are speaking for them. Believing it's possible that the speakers just want to seem like they stand on a higher moral ground than others. I don't care as much about it anymore, really...
I'm just going to miss those adorable derp-tastic eyes of hers.
Have you even heard of the infamous spit in the bucket video? The one where a bunch of Homestuck cosplayers passed around a bucket so person would spit on it. In a public place I believe was a restaurant. It's disgusting.
To respond to your journal, the huge hardcore brony fandom actually LOVED the scene surrounding Derpy Hooves. There was plenty of support for the klutz because the way she acted was pretty much what they theorized her as one. As a newer fan of the show and Derpy myself, I also pictured her as a lovable klutz who seems to create trouble even though she doesn't intend to. There was actually a recorded live chat session after Derpy became a brief foreground character in "The Last Roundup." The chatroom EXPLODED with excitement and delight for her. To the chatroom, her appearance was a complete HIT. The character has a massive amount of support today.
The people who took offense to Derpy's depiction wasn't as frequent or widespread; it was a minority. In reality, most of the fanbase loves her, and they LOVED her appearance. I, too, loved it and personally would love to see her have a bigger role because of all the potential she has as a character. She has flaws, and the huge die-hard fanbase appreciates her as such.
There's a video that actually explains the Derpy drama quite well, and the user gives us insight on it all: [link]