Right-wing agitator Milo Yiannopoulos has had difficulty maintaining an audience in recent years, and it turns out now that the Furry community doesn’t want him around either.
Right Wing Watch reported that after the one-time conservative sweetheart announced his attendance at the Midwest FurFest, complaints began rolling in and event officials declared they would look into the issue.
Yiannopoulos said he has taken on a “fursona” as a snow leopard and had purchased tickets to the upcoming FurFest in Chicago. But the other Furries — “groups of people who have interest in animal personas with human characteristics; people who participate in the subculture often present themselves as non-human characters via art and costumes” — want Yiannopoulos banned from the event.
This is but the latest in Yiannopoulos’ troubles, as he was banned from entering Australia earlier this year “on character grounds,” Right Wing Watch noted, and he has been booted from virtually every social media platform for consistently violating community guidelines against hate speech.
One Twitter user commented on Midwest FurFest’s tweet that Yiannopoulos is merely trying to cause trouble and generate attention by attending the event: “Make no mistake, he is purposefully trying to insert himself into a culture which is largely queer and left leaning purely to instigate violence, and I guarantee he'd receive his fair share of physical violence from some attendees.”
“And that's exactly what he wants because it's the only thing that'll keep him relevant nowm” they continued. “It's make him a headline again and give the right wing media the ability to start actively persecuting furries.”