So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what…
The thing that hit me reading this as a parent was that Babby’s parents seemingly just let her float around the con unattended. That’s … a very weird parenting decision. Not impossible, but unlikely because a)11 is young to be in an unfamiliar space full of unfamiliar people on your own and b)what were the parents supposedly doing while she was getting chased by a pedophile? I guess it’s possible they went to eat and let her stay on the con floor, but even then it’s weird an 11-year-old child would go try to hide at a table full of strangers and not even think about looking for mom and dad.
Also, on the linked story about the 4-year-old: If your 4-year-old thinks pornography is “naughty” and “bad,” that’s your fuck-up as a parent. I can see a preschooler being badly confused by pony porn, but they aren’t going to think it’s dirty unless *you* told them that it was dirty. (I was once watching a Scrubs episode when my kid walked in, and forgot it was one where JD and Elliott get it on. All she did was ask why they were going to bed without pajamas on. Seriously, kids are waaaaay less weird about sex than grown-ups.)
I don’t have a dog in the fight on the Brony question. I personally think the fascination with the show is a little weird, but hey, whatever floats your boat. But making up stories about children in peril because you disapprove of someone else’s hobby? That’s pretty low.