Okay, so I went to see the My Little Pony movie today, and I was the first one to arrive at the cinema. My local cinema doesn’t open until 15 minutes before the first screening, so I had to wait outside for a little while.
After around 10 minutes, this autistic boy arrived with his mother and sister, and he just looked so excited to be seeing the movie. While we were all standing outside waiting for the cinema to open, he kept excitedly talking about the show, and the characters, and Equestria Girls, and how much he’d been looking forward to the movie, and as somebody on the autistic spectrum myself, it was honestly the most adorable thing I’d seen all day.
His mother said he’d been the target of bullying because of his condition and his love for the series, and as someone who had been in a similar situation just a few years ago, it just broke my heart.
Don’t bully people over their interests. It’s not funny, and it’s not cool, it’s just cruel and unkind. Let people like whatever they like, no matter how stupid you think it is.