FedEx shooter part of My Little Pony subculture

Brandon Scott Hole, the man who shot eight people and killed himself at a FedEx branch in Indianapolis, United States, belongs to a group of male fanatics from the cartoon My Little Pony.

Thats what The Wall Street Journal makes up from an internal note from Facebook. That company took two Hole accounts offline. He would have put a picture of Applejack, a character from the series My Little Pony online at 10:19 p.m., less than an hour before the shooting.

โ€œ I hope I can be with Applejack in the afterlife. My life makes no sense without her,โ€ was written with the message.

Bronies

Worldwide there is a lively internet culture around the childrens series My Little Pony, with mostly male admirers. They call themselves โ€œbronies, โ€œwhich stands for โ€œbro โ€œor friend and โ€œpony.โ€ โ€œThe online Brony culture has elements of extreme right and white-nationalist extremism,โ€ says the Facebook memo.

The motive for the shooting is not yet known. According to police, the heavily armed Hole opened fire in front of and in one of FedExs largest locations late in the evening. He killed at least eight people. Then he shot himself.

19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole was a former employee of FedEx and would have worked at the site where he massacred on Thursday in autumn 2020.