Because we live in a shitty, superficial, image-obsessed world, and no area of our life is safe from the cult of normative ‘beauty’, not even our kids’ toys. Why the need to sex up My Little Pony, fer Christ’s sake?!? The one on the left at least bears some passing resemblance to the vague shape of a real frickin’ pony. The one on the right looks like fucking Paris Hilton.
Oh no, how dare a toy line retool its image a few times over the years. It’s not like a style becomes much less profitable or anything.
And I’m guessing you’ve never seen the show for that “sexed-up” Applejack either. If you had, you would have known that she is the strongest of the Mane Six. She farms apples with her family, and does a damn good job at it! She’s dependable, honest, a rough-houser, and very loyal to her friends and family. She doesn’t lay down and whine and cry about the superficial things like a hair out of place, her coat not being shiny enough, or not having enough scones for the tea party. She’s usually the first one to want to DO SOMETHING.
Also, I’m guessing you ALSO didn’t research the 1980’s G1 MLPs. Let me school you:
Now compare that Applejack you so lovingly mocked to these three.
Compared to these, she’s downright chubby! And you know what?
There’s not a DAMN thing wrong with ANY of these ponies, thinner or thicker!
Because they’re fucking PLASTIC. TOYS.
They are there for people to play with, love on, and collect if they so choose!
So please, go whine about a REAL problem, kthanks?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Jesus fucking christ this