A friendly reminder to keep your hands inside the bus.
This is for both fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and fans of Steven Universe. A lot of us fans are on social media as are the show staff of both these terrific shows. Indeed, it is a pleasure and privilege to interact with the staff every now and then. Yet, some people have taken things a bit too far by either harassing staff because of something on the show that commits the unholy crime (#sarcasm) of running counter to one’s head canon.
Then, there is that blockhead who does nothing but harass show staff, especially when they want to know something that falls under the definition of a spoiler and they are not supposed to discuss anything that has not been aired or officially released. And, that person(s) just keep making up accounts to continue to harass show staff.
Indeed, Steven Universe Lauren Zuke quit Twitter after “fans” harassed her for artwork that seemed to favor a particular ship. Also, is that moron who has hounded Andrea Libman and others about what’s going on in the Season Finale even though it would be a clear spoiler. Fans have attempted to report that account to Twitter.
Just because you have a social media account does not give you the right to be a moron, a jerk, or a vitriolic coward who apparently has nothing to do with his or her life but post vitriol—especially towards staff of a cartoon show.
I do ask fans of both shows that if you do see someone harassing show staff on Twitter, report that person(s) to Twitter. Yes, I understand that the anti-harassment policies of Twitter and Facebook are jokes; but neither Bronies, nor the Steven Believers (for lack of a better term) should let a select minority ruin the experience for the whole fandom. This sort of behavior needs to be called out and sometimes, that requires reporting someone or taking additional steps to root out this misbehavior.
It is a pleasure and privilege to be able to interact with the people who work on our favorite cartoon shows, but it is also the duty of those fans to take action whenever someone from either fandom decides to abuse the privilege by harassing show staff or cry a river because their precious head canon (#sarcasm) was nullified by something on the show.