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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829945

This scene was controversial, as many people thought this scene was offensive in this Christmas special, while others thought this scene was appropriate. Was that scene mean-spirited?
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Marble got over it quickly and seemed OK through the rest of the special, so I don't see an issue. Besides, it's perfectly normal for Mac and Sugar Belle to show their feelings for each other.

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It's just fanservice.

Sweetie !ViaPony/vYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829948

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>>36829945
They. Are. Cousins.

I don't think the staff intended to create romantic tension between Marble and BM, but that's certainly how the fandom perceived it. I think that thought is much more offensive and controversial than Mac rubbing noses with his sweet heart in a Christmas special.

We already have enough "Apples keep it in the family" type memes.

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>>36829948
>They. Are. Cousins.
They're not that closely related. They aren't first, second, or even third cousins. The Apple's Auntie Applesauce is a fourth cousin, twice removed of the Pie family. I'm not even sure if they could be considered by blood. So it's not like it's that close the relationship would even be considered taboo.

Plus considering the way they were acting, including the giggling and blushing at the same time, I'm pretty sure the staff were going for a crush kind of relationship.
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>>36829949
Back to the topic at hand, was the scene unnecessarily cruel or justified?

Sweetie !ViaPony/vYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36829951

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>>36829949
Okay, yeah, you're probably right. But it's still gross. There was no future for them together, so it's better this way.

>>36829950
Maybe it was a nice way to let her down gently? I do not think it was cruel, mean spirited, offensive or anything else. Why did people think it was? What would they have rather, Mac not bring Sugar Belle and keep flirting with Marble while he has a woman back home? I think that would be even more mean spirited.

To be perfectly honest, I've always liked him with Cheerilee the most, but I guess that just didn't work out, and sorta sent the message that rufus is a great way to break the ice.
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>>36829951
The staff behind this episode treated Marble's heartbreak as a background event in the middle of a cheery song, and that probably hit a sensitive nerve for people. They probably didn't think much of that scene, but when it involves a heartbroken soul, people are bound to react.

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>>36829952
This actually wasn't the first time, was it? In the first Hearts and Hooves, they do something very similar with a little filly waiting to give the chubby guy a Valentine, but Twist beats her to it and the purple one gets depressed and drops her valentine / heart card, whatever they call them. So it's a gag, event, fanservice, whatever, that they've run with before.

Welp, I don't know what these would have preferred. No cheery song? A tight zoom on Marbles heart as it shatters? A serious conversation about what feelings are appropriate to have towards your cousin? Maybe it would have been best to just not have Marble react as all, so she doesn't seem hurt.

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>>36829951
The comment just above that comment I referenced was directed towards Marimo. I could perceive from comment >>36829948 that you weren't bothered by the scene apart from the possibility of a "close" relationship.

OpinionatedCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 36830116

Hold on a second, any relationship potential was doomed from the start. Not because they might be related, but because Marble is only as old as Pinkie, and only ponies older than the mane six are allowed to be in a relationship. That's the rule!


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