I know, right? I mean, Cartoon Network gets away with stuff that only satanic worshippers would love, but one misplaced character in the Hub and it all goes to hell? Kettle calling the pot black and such.
My brother and I believe that the only reason some folks were offended by Derpy is because she's a mare.
A lot of people are sexist enough to never laugh when a woman is being stupid because apparently only men can be stupid. Even though they're fine with Pinkie Pie, G1 Applejack, Screwloose, Screwball and The anti Wonda for some reason.
Good thing it was only 13 & not the whole 26...it would be creepy seeing a skeleton head hanging out of the train during S4 (& beyond?)-so by having a short season, Hasbro unknowingly saved her life (& ensuing fan rage averted).