Return Derpy's scene in The Last Roundup to normal.
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Return Derpy's scene in The Last Roundup to normal.

    1. Andrew Holt
    2. Petition by

      Andrew Holt

      Lawrenceville, GA

'Derp' is not a slur against mentally disabled people. Derp is a word expressing messing something up, regardless of mental ability. There is absolutely nothing offensive about it, especially when Derpy was created by an error, or a 'derp.' Her character evolved entirely around that, making her a very ditzy pony, but NOT disabled.

I am not offended by Derpy, and believe the name absolutely must stay. The voice was great for her as well, and should also stay.

Now that The Last Roundup has returned to iTunes with Derpy's scene fully edited to remover her name, change her voice, and even straighten her eyes, we as a community feel as though our strongest connection to the creators of the show has been ripped apart. Derpy's editing was excessive, and portrays a very negative message of 'you have to be perfect or you're not allowed to be seen.'  A message, I might add, that feels completely against what the show normally teaches.

We want Derpy's scene to return to its original version. Please bring her back!

I also want to note that this petition is not an attack against you, Hasbro. The tone of this request is to be taken with the utmost respect. We're simply fans who feel like our connection to one of our favorite shows is in danger.

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    1. Goodnight, Everyone.

      Andrew Holt
      Petition Organizer

      "Is this the perfect situation? Obviously not.
      Is this compromise (of keeping Derpy as a background pony, yet having to lose the original Last Roundup scene) something that we as the fans should be able to accept? Yes, absolutely. For that reason, and because I know there's no way it will ever return that scene, I'm closing down the petition.

      Now, let's all go back to enjoying the show and watching out for that golden mane and crossed eyes we all know and love."

      That's the gist of my ending message about this petition and the entire Derpy situation. Please visit the link if you want the full message.

      Hasbro, Studio B, The Hub, and Amy Keating Rogers: Thanks for being awesome!

      I'd also like to note that the petition I linked in my previous message (found below) has a loftier goal than mine - to create a solid group of fans ready to stand by Hasbro's decisions in the future if they come up against a controversy like this ever again. Please do go check that one out.

    2. Reached 40,000 signatures
    3. Slight Changes to the Petition Overall

      Andrew Holt
      Petition Organizer

      Heads up, everyone, I'm changing the wording and the title just a bit. It's outdated, considering Derpy has indeed been changed. This petition is now about returning Derpy's scene back to normal.

      I'm assuming I'll have no objections, but since changing a petition someone's already signed after it being signed has the slight potential to ruffle feathers, if I get even one message that someone's upset by the new title and message, I'll change it back.

      But really... It'll be almost the same message, just post-Derpy's change.

      Okay, here goes!

      Also, another excellent Save Derpy petition has appeared. If you've signed this one, sign the other! Thank you, Alex Shen for creating it! Here's the link:
      http://www.change.org/petitions/save-derpy-and-hasbros-creative-process

    4. Derpy's Edit

      Andrew Holt
      Petition Organizer

      It doesn't need to be said, really, but Derpy has indeed been edited. Furthermore, the inbox that I linked this petition to (tbd@hasbro.com) seems to have been shut down. Presumably because over 20,000 emails flooded the inbox in a pretty short amount of time.

      It worries me that the inbox was shut down, actually. I'm hesitant to link the petition to the PR inbox, because we're going to be getting another huge influx of signatures, and it will spam them again. Possibly into shutting down that inbox, as well.

      For this reason, I'll be taking a more personal approach to this. Keep the signatures coming, and I will be personally sending periodic emails to the PR inbox until I get a response. We WILL be heard. This time, I'll see if I can stand up and speak for the community, rather than letting the community's signatures speak for themselves.

      Thank you for your continued support, and remember everyone: allow your disappointment to show, but always be civil with Hasbro!

    5. Reached 30,000 signatures
    6. Reopening Petition

      Andrew Holt
      Petition Organizer

      Given that many people have expressed concern that the petition is closing without any direct acknowledgement about Derpy from Hasbro, I've reopened it. I feel it is a valid point, even though the tone of Hasbro's message was extremely positive. In fact, I completely believe that Derpy is safe at this point, but the people telling me to reopen it are right - better safe than sorry on this matter.

      So please do continue to show your report by signing and writing well-mannered letters. Even if you're not much of a writer, remember that each signature sends a letter to the Hasbro Studios/The Hub email on behalf of the person who signed.

      Let's keep this going until we hear something, shall we?

      Please Hasbro, keep Derpy! With over 26,000 people supporting her, I think it's quite evident that we love her

    7. Regarding the Message from Hasbro

      Andrew Holt
      Petition Organizer

      Well everyone, something has finally happened. Either we were heard or there was nothing to worry about all along. There's absolutely no clarification yet aside from 'Hasbro is trying to figure out how to market toward us.' Mayhap all of this was simply a copyright claim regarding Derpy, as the speculation went.

      Anyway, I want all of you to know: signing this petition was not a matter to be ashamed of, now that Derpy appears safe. We all thought something could happen to a pony we all love, and we took steps to try to save her. It was a noble cause. And most importantly, this petition was never, at any point, created of malicious intent toward Hasbro. In fact, it was wholly positive the entire time it ran. So thank you all for that - it was your comments that made it as positive as it was.

      That said, the petition will shut down shortly. Derpy is safe, regardless of if it's because of us or not. Thank you all again for your support and kindness.

      Hasbro: Thank you, and we love you!

    8. Reached 25,000 signatures
    9. Sent an email to Hasbro, waiting on clarification about the whole issue.

      Andrew Holt
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for your supportive signatures and kind comments. Together, we truly can save Derpy. I'm just sharing an update here to let everyone know that I've sent an email to Hasbro's PR asking for official clarification on the entire Derpy issue. So far, nothing's come back, but it's only been a day, and tomorrow's the weekend.

      Regardless, each signature on this petition is being sent to the inbox for The Hub and Hasbro Studios. We're getting through, even if we can't see it.

      I also want everyone to remember what this fight is about: We're not protesting Hasbro. We're not protesting WeLoveFine. They're both only doing what they're have to. What we're doing is taking a stand against those whose misconceptions about the word 'derp' are threatening to take away Derpy's name. That's what this petition is about.

      Thank you all for your continued support, and keep on spreading the word!

    10. Reached 15,000 signatures

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    • Andrea Alemán ALOHA, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm Signing To Bring The Old Derpy Back. (: ♥ She Wan't Offensive In Any Way. (': ♥ ♥

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    • Eric Lister PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because derpy people are people too.

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    • Jose antonio SANTIAGO, CHILE
      • over 2 years ago

      me and my little brothers watch my little pony in fact we love my little pony when whe watched the new tath derpy is changed i got the biggest angry ive ever felt because the people tath say she is offensive just point the deffects of persons with problems i have an trouble with my learning put i love this character taths the only im gonna write and send.....

      Save Derpy

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    • John Dubois RICHLANDS, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      Derpy is a funny character that is clumsy. The name does not imply that she is mentally handicapped in the least. The name should stay the same and the she should still be in future shows.

      Love and Tolerance.

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    • Jasmine Torres GLEN BURNIE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Every pony should express REAL people! Applejack represents country girls, Rainbow Dash expresses the tomboys, Rarity = prima donnas, Twilight Sparkle = nerdy girls, and Fluttershy = the shy ones! There is nothing wrong with having a Derpy pony!! Nothing!! I would find it more offensive to cut her out! It teaches toleranc to our children on how to treat people like Derpy >:( I'm outraged that people think she is mocking people, its so rude!

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