"Because even if you don't yet watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, you will have to encounter it one day in some form or another and admit that it really is good stuff. Even if you don't take a personal interest in it. Hiding your head in the sand is not really going to help you. Insult us all you want; hell, I honestly won't be surprised to hear of someone being beaten bloody or even killed for his love of MLP:FiM."
As it turns out, I was partially correct on something like this happening. Meet Michael Morones, who was bullied to the point of suicide over his love for MLP:FiM.
Looking back at what I wrote before, and reading this article... I can honestly and truthfully say that I am not surprised.