What would be the MLP equivalent of this in terms of how it affected the reputation of the series?
How would the fandom react?
We literally just had this thread a few days ago
Seeing as how Twilicorn didn't ruin the show like /mlp/ thought it would and EqG actually managed to become good this is probably the only answer. The comic continuity is a complete disaster.
St. Nick is going to give you a coal with that attitude, m8.
They would eat it up like the fucking retards they are because they've already committed so much time and effort to liking the fandom and show that they go full-on denial mode when anyone tries to point out even the tiniest flaw in the show.
It's not even on forums either. Whenever some semi-popular Youtuber tries the show out for the first time and doesn't like it, the comments fucking explode with this kind of fucking stupidity.