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The hate for furries

edited 2013-03-25 15:22:20 in Webspace

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.

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  • edited 2013-03-25 15:26:34
    I don't even call it violence when it's in self defence; I call it intelligence.

    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.

  • yea i make potions if ya know what i mean

    wow, a thread on furries and we already have comments on "the nerd community" being homophobic.


    Impressive :V

  • I don't even call it violence when it's in self defence; I call it intelligence.

    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?

  • yea i make potions if ya know what i mean

    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.


    Oh well.



  • 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.



    While true, public and internet perception* of them is mostly this.

  • OOOooooOoOoOOoo, I'm a ghoOooOooOOOost!

    Lazuli, we've talked about threadshitting before. Don't do it.

  • Ridi, Pagliaccio, sul tuo amore infranto!

    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.

  • No rainbow star
    ^ Minority. The furry community even internally hates that minority



    Also they tend to hate otherkin. Some sort of pecking order shit going on there
  • edited 2013-03-25 16:15:09

    Octo and Werewolf have given notable views on the reasons.

  • No rainbow star
    ^ Who is werewolf?
  • BeeBee
    edited 2013-03-25 16:40:12

    ^^^ 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.

  • edited 2013-03-25 16:41:32
    Kichigai birthday!!
    ^^ Formaldehyde I think
  • http://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/m/image/1342/29/1342297524052.png


    (don't share the views in comic, but have seen a few of these whiners pop up every now and then)

  • Kichigai birthday!!
    Wait a sex, why were /m/ discussing furries?
  • I don't even call it violence when it's in self defence; I call it intelligence.

    ^^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).

  • They're somethin' else.

    ... huh.

  • edited 2013-03-25 18:11:37
    Loser

    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.

  • No rainbow star
    ^^^ Although I can see the point somewhat. It's less the, "Oh, that old thing? Meh, I'm a furry, not that important. Now, we were off getting tacos, I believe" and more the, well, somebody making a slight joke then a furry going into white knight mode



    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
  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    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.

  • BeeBee
    edited 2013-03-25 19:12:55

    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.


  • and picking on the old-school minorities like Jews or gays is generally considered discredited.



    Good goy.

  • But you never had any to begin with.

    and picking on the old-school minorities like Jews or gays is generally considered discredited.



    Yeah, no.

  • "you duck spawn, refined creature, you try to be cynical, yokel, but all that comes out of it is that you're a dunce!!!!! you duck plug!"

    "Goy" sounds almost like "gay". 


    COINCIDENCE?


     


    http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/8/2/2/9/822903/pics/_c589870_image_0.gif


    DUNNN DUNNNN DUNNNNNN 

  • Kichigai birthday!!
    But le happy merchant is our greatest ally, why would you hate him?
  • You can change. You can.

    brother for real?

  • Ridi, Pagliaccio, sul tuo amore infranto!

    Picking on gays is discredited? Someone tell the USA.

  • All that really matters is we could be friends~☆

    "Goy" sounds almost like "gay".



    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.

  • edited 2017-01-30 09:06:33
    ☭Unstoppable Sex Goddess☭
    I think it has to do with biology and stuff.

    Like, there are genetic traits and chems involved with being gay, autistic, a Ford fan etc.

    However, furry-ness has no such things. The identities are the fandom, and vice versa. Nobody is born with their furry identity, and they choose what they like. I've never heard of a involuntarily-fox-aspect furry or involuntarily-moray-eel aspect furry.)

    Plus, they're very distinct and very attention grabbing. Which means, negative attention to. That, and a TON of a-social introverts with no sense of shame tend to proliferate themselves across the internet and those very people are usually somebody's "first furry". When I was younger somebody named Neko (something?) left a bad idea in my head on what a furry was (an anti-theistic, anti-social wannabe-freedom-fighter #Edgy Pokemon-worshipping otherkin), and it wasn't until later when I learned more about them that I flushed the old ideas in my head.

    I wish I would've met one of the "I just like people with fox heads, man" furries first, who I didn't even know were furries because they weren't screaming about fursecution, their way of life being under attacked, and basically being teenagers.

    [plus the ones I met in school were some of the easiest bullying targets i've ever seen.]
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