Well i’m not defending ones who do creepy shit like follow someone around at a con then invite them to their room
But seriously, dude, next time, tell a staff member. That’s what they’re there for. A lot of these problems could be handled so much better if they’d just confront a staff member about what’s going on.
Honestly, creepers happen at every con. I’ve been hit on by creepy guys while crossplaying at several cons (even had one at Blizzcon)
Creepers are indefensible, and deserve to be kicked out of events and shamed. It’s what should happen to show people that that behavior is unacceptable.
However, by the same token, labeling the entire group as creeps, etc, because of, what really is, a small minority is also wrong.
These people are creeps, with or without bronies around. And it’s a safe bet they also do it within any other fandoms that they may be a part of.
In all honesty, a lot of the slurs and lies, I’ve heard them almost all before. I was on the receiving end of a lot of it back in the early days of an anime convention I helped start, before anime was as widely accepted in countries like Australia as it is now..
Things have improved over the years, but it is a never ending battle to keep the creeps away. With most cons now having 0 tolerance for harassment, and cosplayers forming support groups (whereby any cosplayer or their handler will assist any others in need at an event) it’s getting a lot harder for the creeps to get away with things.
The natural ideal is to have none, of course. And that’s where punishing the ones who do slip through will eventually get the message of “see this? It’s unacceptable, if you do it, we WILL kick you out” across.