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Bronies – Grown men watching My Little Ponies
Recently I had dinner with friends whose son asked if I was a “Browny.” A Browny is an adult man (or maybe even a teen) who watches My Little Pony. Apparently it’s the raging thing to do.
These days, adults watch children’s shows; it’s a fairly normal occurrence. Long-running cartoons like Spongebob Squarepants and the more recent Adventure Time revolve around absurd humor with cross-generational appeal. So I don’t think anyone cares that Bronies, many of whom are in their 20s, are fanatical about a cartoon intended for kids. However, the fact that these adults are men and obsessed with what is perhaps the girliest show of all time is something that a lot of people have trouble wrapping their heads around.
Add this to the list of things that the Internet culture created.