That picture above is probably going to be used as a stock photo on a number of articles. Might want to brace yourselves. Anyway, The Guardian published an article on the fandom, going so far as to call fans ‘rebels’. You can see the article for yourself here; it’s well-written and has its facts straight.
Bronies are a diverse group of adults that enjoy a show that makes them want to be nice to each other. Maybe the fact that any man gave My Little Pony a try is the most important point here. Having interests that go against what men are supposed to embrace is the sneakiest kind of rebellion. Pony on.