Megaplex shuffles board members; ire spews from its founder

American convention Megaplex recently shuffled their board of directors. While at it, three furries were removed: Scooby, Stitch and notably, Megaplex founder and president Yappy Fox.

The convention says ‘a majority’ of the board felt their leadership styles were not what Megaplex needs.

Scooby, Yappy and Stitch put in many years of fantastic work and while a majority of the board felt that these individuals’ leadership styles were different from what the convention currently needs, the board continues to appreciate everything they put into this convention.

Megaplex

Yappy Fox became unhappy. He called this a ‘hostile takeover’ and even pointed to age discrimination. Age discrimination is also called ageism.

“Tonight to make the (decision).. Should I stay or should I go..  Walk away from 1/2 of my life’s passion. (Furry) fandom had changed, and the hate against the older generation is very apparent.”

Yappy Fox

Later, furries alleged Yappy had ill-will towards fursuiters and dealers, leaked private messages and, in their words, ‘sympathised’ with a controversial figure.

The controversial figure in question is Diesel Raccoon. Diesel made many politically sensitive statements in the past.

Big claims, but no evidence; they are unverified.

Aren’t you the guy who told me that vendors don’t deserve perks, fed information to Diesel Raccoon from a private chat, told me that fursuiters who break the magic are evil, and said that partials don’t count as fursuits?

@CassMutt, Twitter

Yappy disagreed with the claims, calling them ‘wild’. He rebutted them in a recent FurAffinity post.

But he also says he did not leave Megaplex’s board because of ageism.

“Also people are speculating I was departing because of ageism, and that was also false, it just happened there were threads going around on twitter the same day … that the fandom is for the young folks … Age never came into play about the con.”

Yappy Fox

A furry opened a petition. It calls for Megaplex to reconsider its decision and bring Yappy back to the board. At the time of publishing, it earned 114 out of 200 signatures.

Furries also called for Megaplex to be more transparent on this matter.

Megaplex’s parent organization, Florida United Furry Fandom Inc.’s (FLUFF) president now is Christopher Darling.


Megaplex改换董事会成员,其创始人怒火中烧

美国兽展Megaplex最近洗牌了他们的董事会。在此过程中,有三位毛兽被免职:史酷比、史迪奇、著名的Megaplex主席和创始人亚比狐(Yappy Fox)。

兽展说,董事会“大致”认为他们三位的领导风格不是Megaplex所需要的。

史酷比、亚比和史迪奇投入了多年的精彩工作,虽然董事会大多数人认为这些人的领导风格与兽展目前需要不同,但董事会仍然感谢他们为这兽展投入的一切。

Megaplex

亚比从而变得不高兴。他称这是“敌意收购”,甚至提出了年龄歧视。

“今晚要做出(决定)。我应该留下还是应该离开…  走出我生命中(一半)的(对兽展的)热情。(兽圈)已经改变了,对老一辈的仇恨非常明显。”

亚比

后来,一些兽友声称亚比对兽装者和摊位主怀有恶意、泄露了私人信息、最后引用他们的说法,与一个有争议的人物“对齐”。这个有争议的人物是迪塞尔浣熊(Diesel Raccoon)。

指控胆大,但毫无证据;它们未经核实。

你不就是那个告诉我摊位主不配享受福利,从私人聊天中向迪塞尔浣熊提供信息,告诉我半装(穿兽装露出皮肤)是邪恶的,并说伪全装不算是兽装吗?

推特用户@CassMutt

亚比不同意这些指控,称其为“疯狂”。他最近在FurAffinity的一篇文章中对其进行了反驳。

但他也表示,年龄歧视不是他离开董事会的主要原因。

“还有人猜测我因年龄歧视而离开(董事会)的,这也是假的,只是碰巧当天在推特上有一些话题在流传……说兽圈是为年轻人准备的……年龄从来没有涉及到(Megaplex)的问题。”

亚比

一位兽友开了一个请愿书。它呼吁Megaplex重新考虑其决定,让亚比回到董事会。截止报道发布日期,它获得了114个签名。

兽友们还呼吁Megaplex在这件事上更加透明。

Megaplex的母体组织,佛罗里达联合兽圈公司(FLUFF)的主席现在是克里斯托弗·达林。

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