Some people think furries are friendly. But are they?
Some furries say there is a lot of bullying in the furry fandom. They say people spread lies and try to be popular.
This is what some furries write on Twitter. But this is not new.
Sometimes, furries believe things that are not true. They share wrong information instead of checking the facts.
Some furries then went too far. They follow and bother other furries online. This is against the law.
Also, some furries post bad things about other furries online. They say they want to warn others about bad people.
But some people think this is not good. They think bad people can use this to hurt others on purpose.
On the internet, it is hard to know who is honest or mean. One furry says these posts make people distrust and fight each other.
Some furries bully other furries in bad ways.
One furry on Twitter said they got bullied because they have autism and ADHD.
Furry fandom is supposed to support people with mental health and disabilities. But some furries bully the same people they say they care about. How strange?
Furries say this bullying happens because of popularity online.
Some furries have many followers online. They are called “popufurs”. They can affect the fandom a lot.
Thus, furries worry that popufurs may use their power in bad ways.
One furry on Twitter said they joined the fandom in 2008 because it was kind and welcoming, not about cliques and fame.
This shows that some furries are unhappy with furries who care too much about how many followers they have online. They think this makes them feel better or more important than others, making them compete with others.
Some furries on Twitter said some people only talk to furries who have many followers online.
Many furries think bullying is a big problem in the fandom. A GFTV study in 2022 found furries bully online.
Nowadays, people believe things that are not true and make them bigger.
This hurts people’s feelings, caused some to even die. This kind of bullying have been in the fandom for a long time.
One furry said they wish the fandom was like before, when it was calmer.
Another furry said they are scared of the furry culture now.
To stop bullying, furries need to work together to fix the problems.
But the bullying here is not new. Somehow, this is part of how the fandom talks and what it expects.
Especially on Twitter.
This means the fandom needs to look at itself and change. But no one knows if that will happen. We have to wait and see.
Edit 15/2/2023 9:11am UTC+8: Article partially published due to technical error. Added missing parts
Edit 1/5/2023 12:08pm UTC+8: Greatly simplified the article’s language.
另一点，兽迷们一直在网上公开羞辱他人被认为是负面的人际行为。这些 “叫嚣帖子”（callout posts）正受到广泛批评。