This video raises a question. No, it’s not “Did the interviewer do the slightest amount of research on the Brony fandom before deciding to interview these people?” because that answer is obviously no. It’s not “Why would you allow yourself to be videotaped at Bronycon in this day and age, knowing it would certainly be put on the internet for the rest of humanity to see?” although it’s a very good question. No, my question is this: “Why, god, if you are truly just and loving, would you allow this man to interview these people and then record it for other people to watch?” I have no answer.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.