Warhorse: The military's 'My Little Pony' fan club | Fox News

So-called “Bronies,” adult men who are fans of the TV show “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” have apparently been around at least since 2010, when the Hasbro-owned cartoon first aired. Within their ranks are “Military Bronies,” service members from all branches of the military who share their love of the show and wear the “cutie mark” — a Rainbow Dash patch on their uniforms, Army Times first reported.

The bond may seem strange for men entrusted with defending their nation, but the Military Bronies’ Facebook page has more than 1,500 “likes” and has inspired websites like FOB Equestria, where members proudly display their patches and profess their love for a show aimed at children. In a post to the Facebook page, a self-described serviceman who gave his name, but no branch or rank said fellow Bronies have made a soldier out of him.

via Warhorse: The military’s ‘My Little Pony’ fan club | Fox News.

 

**facepalm**

10 thoughts on “Warhorse: The military's 'My Little Pony' fan club | Fox News”

  1. I was thinking it was that other rainbow, which is OK, now that DADT is gone.

    1. … and Mike, bear in mind that a lot of it is also not tongue-in-cheek. In fact, I’d venture to say that it’s probably just as much tongue-in-a**hole as tongue in cheek.

      Too many of the places I frequent online have become infected with this crap. Only thing worse than this – and I suspect there’s a fair amount of crossover – are the never-to-be-sufficiently-damned furries.

    2. Oh, I’m sure some of them are furries and other wierdos. But some are just dudes poking fun at the internet with the “Heh, isn’t this funny! I’m a dude and I like a kids’ show!” Kinda like the SGT I knew who dressed in drag for a Halloween costume. He wasn’t gay or a transvestite, it was just being goofy. I know “bronies” who are just joking around. And trust me, I know the difference between in the closet and just being goofy.

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