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Eyehazcookie

why oh why

Why is it so WIDELY acceptable and common to bash the crap out of fur suiters and furries in general....but cosplayers are so widely accepted and deemed as mostly normal behavior?
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Added: 5 years, 7 months ago
 
Gennie
5 years, 7 months ago
Why do you assume cosplayers don't get any flak? In fact, a lot of them get it worse than furries do for being like 400lbs and trying to dress like sailor moon.
Eyehazcookie
5 years, 7 months ago
never said that they don't get ANY flak, but on average from what i have personally seen, by comparison it's greatly more accepted despite it being very similar. i have seen/spoken to many people outside the anime community that view cosplayers as just normal fandom activity or kinda weird but just "nerds being nerds". but when it comes to furries/suiters they immediately lash out against it as everyone there as sex crazed freaks that just meet to fuck and usually go "yiif! lol! gross!".

worse yet the community of anime fans and cosplayers at large also view the furry community in the same way. at my local anime con, Anime Boston, there is a very large lack of furries, but when one is seen even among some of my friends that don't know i'm a furry, along with many others there, ridicule the fur suiter and complain about them being there. even saying "they're making us all look bad" people that see the con every year view the event as normal or just a little weird, never lashing out at it being an evil gathering like i hear them say about furry cons. even on an otaku based website that frequents cosplaying pictures and such lashed out against an editor posting an article about a furry con and how much fun he had there

i understand there are lots of cases where certain cosplayers were treated badly, but i think in my opinion in a general sense it's worse on the furry community side
Eviscerator
5 years, 7 months ago
Uhmn...it isn't.  I think you may perceive that because most of your contacts are in the anime and furry community as opposed to society at large?
purplecat
5 years, 7 months ago
Well, I'm just going on wild theory here and i'm not sure how good my understanding of social thinking at large is, but with geekiness in general becoming more socially acceptable the closeminded and the hateful parts of society need to find different targets, and despite the fact that furries at the basest levels of what a furry seems to be (at least to my personal definitions) is just a different faucet of nerddom as some would say they're trekies or some would say they're fantasy fans, we're still perceved not just by people outside fur fandom but also by a large amount of people in the fandom to be a completely separate thing. The mean spirited just love picking on what's 'different'. We might not be that truely different from them but it doesn't matter as long as we're /viewed/ as being different.
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