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Can someone tell me why people make such a hullabaloo about them?
I neither hate nor love them; they're just another fandom as far as I'm concerned.
I know some people find sexualized furry art disgusting, but I don't think it's any more disgusting than what some other fandoms come up with.
Other than that, it really isn't that offensive of a fandom, and I don't see why people find it such.
Well, they were the first fandom who really went publicly crazy in front of the whole internet. I think that's most of the explanation. Oh, and despite all appearances of progressivism they like to cultivate, nerds can be awfully uptight in sexual matters; see also the (anti-male) homophobia in parts of the nerd community.
wow, a thread on furries and we already have comments on "the nerd community" being homophobic.
Yep, absolutely no need to point that out, let's just keep quiet about that and foster a persecution complex.
I think the 'hate for furries' is more of a 'hate for the fact that they won't shut up about being furries' that mutated into a general dislike of them that most people don't really feel.
I mean, there's nothing inherently off-putting to most about furries, right?
I think you might be misinterpreting my point there a little bit. Which is that discussing "the nerd community" at all is mostly a fruitless endeavor.
While true, public and internet perception* of them is mostly this.
Lazuli, we've talked about threadshitting before. Don't do it.
I think it is one of those cases of "Extremely Vocal Part of a Group Ruining It For Everyone Else" syndrome. I don't know if this vocal part is the majority or the minority, but it is certainly a part.
Also they tend to hate otherkin. Some sort of pecking order shit going on there
Octo and Werewolf have given notable views on the reasons.
^^^ That would be because while furries are just dudes who like a character archetype and whose inevitable porn draws more eyebrows than everyone else's inevitable porn, otherkin are actually batshit delusional.
(don't share the views in comic, but have seen a few of these whiners pop up every now and then)
^^That comic is just grade A idiocy. It's circular logic: Justifying the hate of furries... with the hate on furries (and the furries hence reacting defensively to that).
I think people in this thread have covered a lot of the main points, but looking at a couple of old threads on the topic might also be useful I guess. The first thread linked actually discusses the same comic InsanityAddict posted.
I have noticed that the furry community tends to have one of the most vocal segment, "Leave us alone we did nothing wrong!" reaction to cheap jokes, which the internet makes at the expense of every group on the internet
When it comes down to it, the community is ridiculously easy to troll and has one of the most irritating vocal minorities out there. Which does unfortunately cause the less reactive majority to receive some of the backlash
I presume a part of the issue is that furries are the Internet equivalent of a minority, people like to pick on minorities, and picking on the old-school minorities like Jews or gays is generally considered discredited.
It's generally a perfect storm of being a minority, a highly visible if not necessarily representative perverted side that's weird even as far as the internet goes, and an annoying tendency to rise loudly to trollbait or manufacture drama if none is present.
"Goy" sounds almost like "gay".
DUNNN DUNNNN DUNNNNNN
brother for real?
Picking on gays is discredited? Someone tell the USA.
Sorry couldn't stop myself. (Anything past that page is NSFW, I think)
On topic I'd think furries are hated cause they're easy targets and tend to freak out a lot (ie what Ica said). As for the fandom itself, not my place to judge.