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Former Bronies Describe How They Lost Interest

Bronies - adults who love My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (MLP) and participate in the show's fandom - are among the Internet's most frequently discussed subcultures. Some see bronies as creative, fun loving people who defy gender roles by appreciating a show aimed at young girls. Others see them as creepy adults who make the community uncomfortable for the show's actual target demographic.

No one knows what it's truly like to be a brony better than those who self-identify with the term, and no one understands what's really going on in the show's fan community better than the people who decided to leave it. On Reddit, former bronies reveal why they left the My Little Pony fandom. 

For some, it's simply a matter of losing interest or not having time to keep up with the show. Others had terrible experiences which left them unwilling to participate with their peers. Some still love the series, while others can't stand it. Each person's experience is unique - but these Redditors have all left My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.