Tony The Tiger Begs Furries To Stop Tweeting Porn At Him

For a while now, certain furries on Twitter have taken up the habit of sexually harassing Frosted Flakes mascot Tony the Tiger. Whenever the social media managers who run the Tony the Tiger account send out a tweet, they are bombarded with a flurry of porn and requests for “nudes” and sexual favors.

In case you are somehow unfamiliar with the furry fandom, furries are people who are really into anthropomorphic animals, and often like to dress up as them. For some–though not all–this is a sex thing, and they are really into banging (or, in the parlance, “yiffing”) while wearing mascot-style outfits, and looking at “furry porn.” In case you are curious about what this entails, go to Google Image Search and type in “[Whatever Your Favorite Cartoon Animal Is] Porn” and go from there. But, um, not while you are at work.

While this whole thing has been going on since November, the Tony the Tiger Twitter team just decided to crack down on it this week and has been furiously blocking furries from seeing the account. This has caused some dramz, as many of these furries say they had never sent porn or requests for sexual favors to the cereal mascot and are being unfairly discriminated against.

This all came to a head on Thursday when the Tony the Tiger Twitter account tweeted (god, I am so glad I don’t have to say this out loud) the following missive:

https://twitter.com/realtonytiger/status/692532284210159621

Following their banishment, many of the furries who originally were tweeting sex stuff at Tony turned their sights on another anthropomorphic spokesmodel, Chester Cheetah, who has so far been more receptive to their advances.

I tried to see if there was anything weird going on with the MC Skat Kat Twitter account, but tragically, there is no such thing.

Now, I’m not trying to judge anyone for being into anthropomorphic animals on a sexual or romantic level. But, finding any celebrity sexually attractive doesn’t mean you should be tweeting porn or sexual innuendo at them. I mean, I am madly in love with Elvis Costello, but you don’t see me tweeting The Red Shoe Diaries at him (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?). Because that would be inappropriate and weird and make him uncomfortable. Just as those who operate  Tony The Tiger’s  Twitter did not feel comfortable with any of this.

Also, dare I mention that Tony The Tiger is not actually real and thus it is unlikely that sending him porn or sexually harassing him will lead to any sort of IRL encounter.

[The Guardian]