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The internet view on furries

Endyran

Hoarder of plushies
Eh, I honestly haven't really cared about it. I mostly stay on the sidelines when it comes to the internet, taking things with a grain of salt.
If someone really expresses that they don't like what I'm interested at, I just ignore them, usually works.
 

Kyurgan

New Member
I still have a hard time admitting to non-furs (or anyone really) that I'm a furry. I used to be friends with one at my old school when I attended. I kept my mouth shut and he didn't really care who knew. I've watched him get bullied and have heard all kinds of things come out of other people's mouths, which just reinforces my decision to simply not say anything. I was never a very outgoing person from the start anyway.
 

Connor J. Coyote

Well-Known Member
The massive backlash against furries on the internet is what kept me from making an account here for such a long time. Even though it has been something I've always wanted to do, I just never did until now.
Well, welcome to the Forums then.
Pesonally - I try to ignore most of the negativity and noise by critics surrounding anti-Furry sentiments.

They're not worth fixating on, anyway. ;)
 

Kinare

RAWR
I have never been the target of hate because I'm a furry, and the few non-furs I associate with who know (all online, no one IRL) have never been mean about it. One of my favorite streamers though... It's almost a nightly thing that his chat brings up furries and he acts all disgusted by them. At some point, I think it was a couple years ago now, his chat made it a running joke to just call him one which made the "acting disgusted" that much worse. He used to watch cringe videos that happened to have furries (and bronies) in them and has used the word "hate" when talking about both. It only bothers me a little bit, mainly because I often think furries are gross because I'm that weird "prude" in the fandom that isn't comfy with even vanilla sex stuff. :v But when he would watch the videos and then be hateful... Most of those videos were just furries out in their suits not doing anything cringe or bad, but some of them were like... twerking n shiz, so yeah, I can see anyone making fun of that. << Normies who twerk deserve to be poked fun at, it's something that shouldn't exist.
 

MaelstromEyre

Slippery When Wet
someone said to me f*** you furry at the time I did not know what a furry was so I looked it up now I am a furry lol
I had someone say that to me on Second Life.

The irony was that the other person was wearing an avatar of a feral crow wearing sneakers.

But he was calling ME the "furfag."

Which was double irony because I'm not even gay.

Just furry.
 

volkinaxe

i am now on https://www.anthrodex.com
I had someone say that to me on Second Life.

The irony was that the other person was wearing an avatar of a feral crow wearing sneakers.

But he was calling ME the "furfag."

Which was double irony because I'm not even gay.

Just furry.
lol I am not gay to don`t let them get to you we are having fun :)
 
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Purplefuzz

Guest
I have never been the target of hate because I'm a furry, and the few non-furs I associate with who know (all online, no one IRL) have never been mean about it. One of my favorite streamers though... It's almost a nightly thing that his chat brings up furries and he acts all disgusted by them. At some point, I think it was a couple years ago now, his chat made it a running joke to just call him one which made the "acting disgusted" that much worse. He used to watch cringe videos that happened to have furries (and bronies) in them and has used the word "hate" when talking about both. It only bothers me a little bit, mainly because I often think furries are gross because I'm that weird "prude" in the fandom that isn't comfy with even vanilla sex stuff. :v But when he would watch the videos and then be hateful... Most of those videos were just furries out in their suits not doing anything cringe or bad, but some of them were like... twerking n shiz, so yeah, I can see anyone making fun of that. << Normies who twerk deserve to be poked fun at, it's something that shouldn't exist.

Sounds like the reason why i ditched a streamer, Anytime they bring up furries its either main one say something full force stupid or his guests try way too hard to act how weird the erotic side is. He tried using 1 shitty furry con on why all furry cons are bad.

No idea what his beef though he sounds 14 if that his reaction to being trolled by his fans and about a fantasy hobby.
 

Tendo64

Siamese Weeb
Furry hate upsets me more than I'd like to admit. Like, you just dare to post an innocent anthro drawing on somewhere that's not a furry site or DA and you have people jumping down your throat unironically assuming you're a full-on animal rapist.

Like just today, was browsing Reddit and this trend started of people drawing Snoo (site's mascot) in different styles, humanizing it, genderbending it etc., and someone draws a furry version (it didn't even look like your typical "furry" art with realistic human proportions. Looked like something out of a cartoon) and it wound up in controversial with a bunch of people insulting the artist.

It's ridiculous. I'm tired of hearing how artists like me aren't "welcome" in the art community because I have the audacity to draw something as evil as animals standing on two legs! Oh the horror!

Ugh, this turned into a rant. I apologize.
 

FluffyShutterbug

The Fox Is Back In Town!
Furry hate upsets me more than I'd like to admit. Like, you just dare to post an innocent anthro drawing on somewhere that's not a furry site or DA and you have people jumping down your throat unironically assuming you're a full-on animal rapist.

Like just today, was browsing Reddit and this trend started of people drawing Snoo (site's mascot) in different styles, humanizing it, genderbending it etc., and someone draws a furry version (it didn't even look like your typical "furry" art with realistic human proportions. Looked like something out of a cartoon) and it wound up in controversial with a bunch of people insulting the artist.

It's ridiculous. I'm tired of hearing how artists like me aren't "welcome" in the art community because I have the audacity to draw something as evil as animals standing on two legs! Oh the horror!

Ugh, this turned into a rant. I apologize.
Meh, just tune it out. People who call us "dogfuckers" are just people trying to get a reaction out of us.
 

rknight

Well-Known Member
Furry hate upsets me more than I'd like to admit. Like, you just dare to post an innocent anthro drawing on somewhere that's not a furry site or DA and you have people jumping down your throat unironically assuming you're a full-on animal rapist.

Like just today, was browsing Reddit and this trend started of people drawing Snoo (site's mascot) in different styles, humanizing it, genderbending it etc., and someone draws a furry version (it didn't even look like your typical "furry" art with realistic human proportions. Looked like something out of a cartoon) and it wound up in controversial with a bunch of people insulting the artist.

It's ridiculous. I'm tired of hearing how artists like me aren't "welcome" in the art community because I have the audacity to draw something as evil as animals standing on two legs! Oh the horror!

Ugh, this turned into a rant. I apologize.


Furry hate in general dosen't upsets me, If someone really expresses that they don't like what I'm interested at, I just ignore them, but if someone comes after me because i'm a furry, that's different, then it's suit up, boot up time!
 
Furry hate upsets me more than I'd like to admit. Like, you just dare to post an innocent anthro drawing on somewhere that's not a furry site or DA and you have people jumping down your throat unironically assuming you're a full-on animal rapist.

Like just today, was browsing Reddit and this trend started of people drawing Snoo (site's mascot) in different styles, humanizing it, genderbending it etc., and someone draws a furry version (it didn't even look like your typical "furry" art with realistic human proportions. Looked like something out of a cartoon) and it wound up in controversial with a bunch of people insulting the artist.

It's ridiculous. I'm tired of hearing how artists like me aren't "welcome" in the art community because I have the audacity to draw something as evil as animals standing on two legs! Oh the horror!

Ugh, this turned into a rant. I apologize.

Although I do make fun of furries quite often (well, okay weird furry porn mostly), it's never to hurt anyone, and it's never more than I make fun of any other fandom or group. I as much make jokes about Star Wars fans or my own poor fragile sexuality. Which people see as very weird, as I come off as one of those right-wing extremists at times, like another one of those #whitepride assholes just due to my very much sarcastic humour... and yet, I shame anyone who expresses blind hate towards any group of people - furries included. Like, if you want to hate on something, have reasons, and not just do it because it's "cool" and "fashionable", you know what I'm saying? I have already said that, but in my opinion, people mostly don't hate furries, but they just want on the bandwagon of jokes and want to... not stand out from their group. It's like vocal minority that drags quiet majority along. When actually, genuinely asked - at least in my experience - no person could admit they really hate furries. Why do they express hate, though? - they shrug. They don't know. So my impression is: bandwagon.

That said, I have no idea why would someone really, genuinely hate furries. I think it's cute. I... must admit, I have an irrational fear of dolls, robots, and yes, fursuits - when they look realistic enough - but other than that, furries come off as a rather cute bunch, you know? I think I got more hugs from girls and boys dressed in floofy costumes or having cat ears and tails than I got on gay parades. Most furry art is rather cute as well - nsfw excluded... but then, nsfw of any kind is not too cute per se. Some say tehy don't hate furries overall, but they dislike those who try to screw their dogs and whatnot, to which I say... well, hate on zoophiles then! Like, honestly, it's akin to hating on period roleplayers because they have blades on them, and you know who else has blades? - murderers, so period roleplayers must be murderers... this is ridiculous.

My point being, whenever you get hurt by such hate, just think about it like that... and realise that the person expressing hate is whether too weak-willed to climb off the mountainpile of shit that's expected from them towards the fandom and they deserve a little bit of compassion and a lot of encouragement... or just too stupid to understand whether or not their hate is justified.

But I assure you, most people are good.
 

Kinare

RAWR
No idea what his beef though he sounds 14 if that his reaction to being trolled by his fans and about a fantasy hobby.

He definitely has the maturity level of a 14-year-old sometimes, not gonna lie... But here's the thing that intrigues me about him despite that. Yes, he makes fun of a lot of things to get chat riled up and they feed off of it. It makes him mad dolla. It annoys me, especially since one thing is furries. At the same time, I've seen him get serious and defend things like mental illness and legit bullying, so I think deep down he's not as much of a shithead as he tries to come across while streaming. Is that an excuse for him being that way? No. I wouldn't watch him if the 14-year-old persona was extremely common, but to be fair I think the main reason I like watching him is his voice because I can listen to people say horrid things if they have a voice I like. :v
 
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Purplefuzz

Guest
That said, I have no idea why would someone really, genuinely hate furries. I think it's cute. I... must admit, I have an irrational fear of dolls, robots, and yes, fursuits - when they look realistic enough - but other than that, furries come off as a rather cute bunch, you know? I think I got more hugs from girls and boys dressed in floofy costumes or having cat ears and tails than I got on gay parades. Most furry art is rather cute as well - nsfw excluded... but then, nsfw of any kind is not too cute per se. Some say tehy don't hate furries overall, but they dislike those who try to screw their dogs and whatnot, to which I say... well, hate on zoophiles then! Like, honestly, it's akin to hating on period roleplayers because they have blades on them, and you know who else has blades? - murderers, so period roleplayers must be murderers... this is ridiculous.

The nsfw hate is gross they just admitted they love calling a fantasy group these unfounded claims for what a actual nasty group does. They really sound as bad as the morons who throw baseless pedo accusations on social media.
 

Baalf

Will accept free hugs and tummy rubs.
I don't know where people have gotten the idea that things are getting better, cuz they're really not. In fact, there are people actively trying to keep furries a hated minority. Over at deviantART, a furry was talking about this one website that discriminated heavily against furries, and instead of people understanding the situation, it just led to more discrimination and Prejudice, people even going as far as to say that because furries aren't rounded up and shooted, that makes prejudice and discrimination okay. This is why I constantly compare racism to prejudice against furries.
 
The nsfw hate is gross
I didn't mean nsfw hate, though. I meant the real dog-fucking morons. Like that fairly recent drama with one of the prominent furry members who admitted to molesting their dog.
But then, imo, you should hate on zoophiles, and not peeps who like up-standing animals, yanno what I mean?
 
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Purplefuzz

Guest
I don't know where people have gotten the idea that things are getting better, cuz they're really not. In fact, there are people actively trying to keep furries a hated minority. Over at deviantART, a furry was talking about this one website that discriminated heavily against furries, and instead of people understanding the situation, it just led to more discrimination and Prejudice, people even going as far as to say that because furries aren't rounded up and shooted, that makes prejudice and discrimination okay. This is why I constantly compare racism to prejudice against furries.

DA is worthless shithole, there forums are just full of edgy teens and shitty trolls its like 4chan there. There kinda the reason why FA is even a thing because they blocked furry art getting main page views.



I didn't mean nsfw hate, though. I meant the real dog-fucking morons. Like that fairly recent drama with one of the prominent furry members who admitted to molesting their dog.
But then, imo, you should hate on zoophiles, and not peeps who like up-standing animals, yanno what I mean?

I was talking about the haters that bash furries for liking yiff by lumping them under what zoophiles do. I never implied what you meant, my post was bit poor on what i said.
 

Render

If you can lick it, it's probably safe
Banned
It's all been said before but I'll add my thoughts as well. The internet offers a public forum with minimal constraint, and it's human nature for the most vocal speakers to be either the most unifying or the most abrasive. Unifying opinions are easily accepted by all and forgotten online, whereas abrasive ones spark conversations which form tribes of thought. Someone has an opinion that weebs are trash and some people will agree, some disagree; thus two opposing groups are defined. Furries are an easy target and have been the punching bag of the internet for years because of certain... Well, lets say stereotypes... But recently that standard was handed off to bronies and it's been weird for us every since. I was a part of that fandom and it was almost comfy how much hate was leveled at us although things seem to have died down a bit over there too.

I'm hesitant to lay all the blame/credit on that fandom as the shift was a long time coming but it was a major pivot point in my opinion. We've not gone mainstream by any means, not yet, but without the constant negativity we used to receive more people have been open to joining the community which in turn has brought even more in. Add to that the increased representation in media (recent cartoons like zootopia, marketing mascots, games, etc) and it's not hard to see why we're thriving. Who doesn't want to be furry at this point? We're so fluffy and fun lol

On a side note, what's interesting to me and I've said this before when talking to haters, is that 'furries' are way older than most people realize. In the current form we go back arguably to the 70s, but the core themes and ideas are ancient. Look to any civilization in antiquity and you'll find us. In Egypt the gods were Anthro, in Minoan culture the kings were Anthro, etc. This kind of thing, this blending of humans and animals, vastly predates any other living culture and likely came before language as we know it was developed. Even today we have sayings like 'strong as an ox' 'sly as a fox' which convey information about a person through animals much as a primitive might wear a wolf skin or draw a bear on their chest to signify strength and power.

In a funny sort of way, furries are descendents of the oldest living culture you or I will ever interact with.
 
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Purplefuzz

Guest
It's all been said before but I'll add my thoughts as well. The internet offers a public forum with minimal constraint, and it's human nature for the most vocal speakers to be either the most unifying or the most abrasive. Unifying opinions are easily accepted by all and forgotten online, whereas abrasive ones spark conversations which form tribes of thought. Someone has an opinion that weebs are trash and some people will agree, some disagree; thus two opposing groups are defined. Furries are an easy target and have been the punching bag of the internet for years because of certain... Well, lets say stereotypes... But recently that standard was handed off to bronies and it's been weird for us every since. I was a part of that fandom and it was almost comfy how much hate was leveled at us although things seem to have died down a bit over there too.

I'm hesitant to lay all the blame/credit on that fandom as the shift was a long time coming but it was a major pivot point in my opinion. We've not gone mainstream by any means, not yet, but without the constant negativity we used to receive more people have been open to joining the community which in turn has brought even more in. Add to that the increased representation in media (recent cartoons like zootopia, marketing mascots, games, etc) and it's not hard to see why we're thriving. Who doesn't want to be furry at this point? We're so fluffy and fun lol

On a side note, what's interesting to me and I've said this before when talking to haters, is that 'furries' are way older than most people realize. In the current form we go back arguably to the 70s, but the core themes and ideas are ancient. Look to any civilization in antiquity and you'll find us. In Egypt the gods were Anthro, in Minoan culture the kings were Anthro, etc. This kind of thing, this blending of humans and animals, vastly predates any other living culture and likely came before language as we know it was developed. Even today we have sayings like 'strong as an ox' 'sly as a fox' which convey information about a person through animals much as a primitive might wear a wolf skin or draw a bear on their chest to signify strength and power.

In a funny sort of way, furries are descendents of the oldest living culture you or I will ever interact with.

Furry is a modern version of a old trope based in fantasy/folklore, In my opinion the lack of any research in what they say kill's any point or opinion they have. These are the same clowns that will lash out if they are bashed the same way, at this stage who give a crap what they say?. lol
 
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