I really don't get the hate on Bronies. Especially on Kotaku. Not a fan of MLP : FiM, but WHAT THE HELL.
Actually I get one vibe of it but it's really really sexist.
Because MLP IZ FOR GAALZ DOOODES.
Some made a semi-valid point about 'hey, liking a show designed for girls made them a bit pedobear, no?' but:
a) that's still sexist and prejudiced as hell, not to mention sending weird assumptions all across,
and b) What do you say about netorare tentacle orgy lolicon pettanko doujinshis? But noooo, they are sick as fuck, but they are sick as fuck for guys.
Okay, I might expect too much from the (assumed) worst of the nerd community, but.
As far as I can tell, the issue is more that there's a segment of the brony community that is... well, yeah. It's not liking a show targeted to girls making them pedobearish--it's the pedophilic comments, the pedophilic fanfic, the pedophilic fan-art, and so on. Because the community itself is so young, they haven't gotten around to the part where everyone looks around and goes, "Hey, we really don't want to associate with those guys over there." So you get bronies on brony forums making rape jokes, and not being told to knock that shit off.