Hasbro/The Hub TV Channel has given in to pressure from alleged backlash over a “politically incorrect” character on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (whom fans have dubbed “Derpy Hooves”) by editing the character’s appearance and voice to make her less offensive in previous episodes of the show. Below are comparisons of Derpy’s altered appearance and voice from the edited version with the original broadcast episode.
Derpy’s original character design and voice:
Altered appearance and voice:
And a more detailed voice comparison:
Tabitha St. Germain, voice of Derpy, has stated she originally thought Derpy was a male pony even though she’s actually a female pony, hence the deeper more masculine voice for Derpy initially. This episode was released on DVD in February, and remains unaltered on the release. On iTunes, however, the original episode has been pulled and replaced by the new altered version.
MLP fans have launched several campaigns to “Save Derpy” — DerpyHoovesNews.com has complete coverage on this story.Thanks to Carlos Balderas for the news.