Tony The Tiger To Furries: Stop Tweeting Me Porn

Frosted Flakes mascot Tony The Tiger would appreciate it if furries would just stop tweeting him porn. The Guardian reports:

If you think your Thursday was bad, just bear this in mind: someone woke up, went to their job where they pretend to be Kellogg’s Frosties’ mascot Tony the Tiger on the internet, and had to ask people to stop sending them anthropomorphic animal porn. The clearly heartfelt plea to “keep things gr-r-reat” came about after an emotional few days for the “furry” community on Twitter.

Of course, as an anthropomorphised cartoon animal, Tony the Tiger is the daddy of all furries, and so there’s a fair amount of artwork featuring him. This artwork is not always safe for work. It also seems fair to assume that Kellogg’s does not want its brand to be associated with – say – a picture of an extremely muscly Tony, naked save for his neckerchief, masturbating on an exercise bench.

After Kellogg’s began blocking furries en masse, the furries turned their attention to Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah, whom the Guardian reports “straight-up flirted back with them.”chester(Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

RELATED: Kellogg’s has been an ardent support of LGBT rights.tonypride

  • watchthewingnuts

    #FurriesRuinEverything exists for a reason.

    • KCMC

      except when they don’t

      • aschops

        Not everyone gets off on cartoon animals.

        • Reality.Bites

          And those who do probably prefer their cartoon tigers don’t have fox heads.

          • Gerry Fisher

            Ohhh…details!

    • John T

      I came here to leave a comment that said “furries ruin everything,” not knowing that there was already a hashtag for my sentiment. I feel simultaneously validated and unoriginal.

    • Alan43

      Kind of sad when the LGBT community discriminates against one of its subcultures. But I know that happens with bisexuals and fem guys so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it happens with furries

      • watchthewingnuts

        In fairness, that hashtag was coined by the Furry community, mainly because a lot of them realize they have elements within their subculture who really do ruin things for everyone (and this isn’t unique to furries by any means). The furry community has a lot of members who are socially challenged on a good day, and they see their actions as harmless, not realizing how incredibly damaging they can be both to their community and to those who may be viewing them. Again, not unique to Furries but it seems to be much more visible with them.

        Honestly, if a subculture is engaging in this kind of behavior, they sort of deserve to be ostracized. They’re spewing porn at a cartoon character whose main target is children. Yes, big business etc, etc… but I’m sorry, anyone who exposes children to the sort of stuff that was being targeted at that account has no business being involved in social media.

        Yes, this sounds like the typical “Won’t someone think of the children?!” hysteria, but on the other hand, someone has to manage that account at Kellogg, and would YOU want to have to try and publicly manage a bunch of people targeting you with incredibly graphic cartoon porn in the most public of public forums?

        • Alan43

          Thanks, didn’t know the hashtag originated with the furry community. I know fan communities often harbor disruptive elements.

          I agree tweeting those images was completely inappropriate. I just hope that it doesn’t result in the whole furry community being tarred and feathered with the same brush

        • DaveW

          The images posted here are not porn (maybe others are, these are just hunky tigers

          . In a normal, non Christian emasculated puritanicalized society children are exposed to masculinity, femininity and sexuality, without “porn” just like alcohol and drugs. See NL etc.

          here, we shield them which we all know what that makes the kids interested in all the more. Then we send them to campouts with known pedophiles. its stupid

          • watchthewingnuts

            Trust me, what was posted here on JMG was *not* representative of what was posted on Twitter. A good number of my friends are furries, and they took great pleasure in showing a bunch of it to me. It was porn of the hardest core nature, honestly by ANY definition of the word.

      • Dramphooey

        Leave kids alone. Tony the Tiger is for kids. Joe the Camel doesn’t exist anymore because people correctly identified cartoon mascots appeal to children.

        • Alan43

          I thought Joe the Camel didn’t exist because he encouraged kids to smoke.

          I agree, they shouldn’t have tweeted those images. But let’s not use that as an excuse to denounce the entire community

          • Dramphooey

            Further explaining what I already said isn’t a comeback. I’m not denouncing any community at this point. I’m saying leave kids alone.

          • Alan43

            Totally agree

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Because of my name and that I grew up in the ’70s, my childhood was FLOODED by Tony the Tiger schwag – which just makes this story that much more hilarious to me. 🙂

    • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

      See! The genetical evidence of the Bryan fischerss nightmare being the Holy Truth! Fag Recrutering conspiracy its Real! And even older than we ever feared…

  • BearEyes

    Today in unexpected headlines ……

  • Reality.Bites

    In all fairness, Tony is ALWAYS extremely muscly and naked save for his neckerchief.

    • KCMC

      power sugar ballz

      • Todd20036

        Is that a real product?

        • Reality.Bites

          Zucaritas is the name used in Mexico. Power Balls is a brand extension. The nipples are fan embellishment.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyqPQXQ3b4M

          • PiperPine

            nipples and the bulge

          • Reality.Bites

            I guess I’m a failure as a furry. I never even noticed the bulge.

          • PiperPine

            Now I wouldn’t say failure 😀 I tend not to notice nipples *gives you a cookie*

          • Reality.Bites

            Let’s compromise and say neither of us tend to notice the sexual characteristics of anthropomorphic cartoon animals and have a drink.

          • PiperPine

            I’m do a compromise in the name of comity and drinks are fun.

            Then again I mean my icon comes from a semi-NSFW bit by a furry artist http://bravoart.tumblr.com/post/133172238680/moderately-nsfw-game-night-with-the-pack

      • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

        Great, next product the cons are gonna boycot! Like dorritos or oreon :D. They will get fit shape IF they keep they boycot threats and all these junk food factories keep “supporting” lgbti…

      • Joe knows who I am.

        I can’t wait until the New and ImPRooveD! Zucaritas Power balls comes out. Now with extra protein!

        • William

          It’s creamy delicious!

      • JCF
        • PiperPine

          Yeah Mark Wulfgar has an interesting style 😀

  • This is my fav….

    • There’s also a “movement” on “Sugar Frosted Fat” that suggests the consequences of regular consumption that includes a toy Tony who doesn’t look much like the above image–here’s another example as well. As a sex researcher I find an interesting overlap of chubby chasers and furries, since a percentage of furries enjoy a deliberate weight gain kink.

      • Todd20036

        All things in moderation. If you just eat a 1 ounce box of cereal as part of your breakfast, you won’t look like that.

        • Oh, not my issue–I’m just reporting, but lol–maybe the box should come with a warning label 🙂

      • Reality.Bites

        They have a reduced sugar version in the UK. 😉

        http://everystockphoto.s3.amazonaws.com/frosties_cereal_kelloggs_385442_o.jpg

        FWIW, they, like most cereals, have negligible fat – 1.7%, which makes them leaner than skinless turkey. The problem with cereals is that they’re highly processed grain carbs with added even more-processed sugar carbs. Unless it’s a so-called “healthy” granola type cereal in which case they take all the problems of regular cereal and then fry it.

        • DaveW

          Fat is much less a big deal than sugar and non whole grain carbs (ie sugar)

      • stuckinthewoods

        These things happen

    • Reality.Bites

      Pretty sure tigers have eight nipples.

    • PiperPine

      Well K-9 does great art you should see his Rocket Raccoon stuff

  • Mark

    Ah….the internet! 10% politics, 90% porn.

    • Todd20036

      More like 10% legitimate, 20% spam, 70% porn

      • VodkaAndPolitics

        What’s that thing that went around a couple years ago? “A 90 year old woman was asked what surprised her most in the world, and she replied that we have a device in our pockets that contains all human knowledge and we use it for porn and cat pictures.”

        • Reality.Bites

          Sad that she lived 90 years and yet had so little understanding of human nature.

        • William

          As long as we aren’t using it for kitty porn.

          • TimCA

            ughh…..lol

            🙂

    • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

      Its more like 110% porn. Politics IF what is complete porn and spam. Nothing else.

    • WebSlinger
    • DaveW

      Actually no, Netflix now has a majority of the data flow. Unbelievable

    • Todd Allis

      What about cat videos?

  • Sam_Handwich

    see this is why i eat cheerios

    • Mark

      I always get the store brand….which is probably reflected in my choice of men as well…..

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        Smart, and of better value?
        🙂

        • Mark

          Lol! at least you didn’t say bottom shelf and half the price! 🙂

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            LOL! PoTAYto, poTAHto.
            🙂

    • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

      Those campy core family valued ads are of Cheerios no better than furry porn. For anybody else than idiots like Huckabee of course. Besides who gives a shit about these stupid ads, its just shitty marketing. I wont by this over manufactured shit anyway.

      • DaveW

        Good for you. I just buy ingredients. Nothing processed or prepared. Want cereal? Boil the steel cut oats. Want a sauce? Spices over there, homemade stock in fridge, etc. it’s not hard. Cook weekend meals, save leftovers (roasts become ingredients for tacos…)I make stock while sleeping, need carmelized onions? Do a whole bag, they keep great.

        I lie though, I do buy some pasta, bread from the amazing all natural yeast bakery I walk to, and some basic condiments. But, soy, wine etc become teriyaki. Still strive for the most basic ingredient. Oh yeah, Bordeaux, beer, cheese, vodka-people are way too good at that for me to bother.

        Boxed cereal is expensive, horrible for you (empty calories at best) and representative of our lazy culture

  • Joe in PA

    a picture of an extremely muscly Tony….

    I read that as musky. My first thought is how do they convey that in a picture?

    Need-more-coffee.

    • KCMC

      see below

    • KCMC

      GRRRRRRR

    • PiperPine

      … I’m sure there are stories written about that… needing more coffee I mean

  • Guess

    That’s Grrrrrrrrrrim!

  • Nic Peterson

    This is why I drink bloody Marys.

    • TuuxKabin

      Bloody Marias.

      • Nic Peterson

        Those too. They’re Great!

        • TuuxKabin

          they hic, sue are.

  • Guess

    If only flaming Honey Nut Cheerios Man had lived to see the day. He tried to warn us about the slippery slope! He tried to warn us ALL! 😉

  • this is for all you parents like sister #1. just forget about it. don’t even try. it’s hopeless.

    your battle with the internet, that is. to keep your Little Precious Ones’ eyes free of the horror of Sex! you’ll have to completely deprive them of any internet time. not because your tracking software isn’t worth the 1,000 you paid for it. not because don’t carefully monitor their computer use in the common room during scheduled hours. not because they are naughty, sinful children who hate jeebus and love the devil’s organs of vice.

    but simply b/c you let them have friends. friends whose parents have different values than you. and friends who have just as much access to the internet as you, the parents, do. and they will look at pr0n.

    it’s a different age, folx. adjust, or die of concern while your kids text each other Toni sex jokes at recess. cause that’s already happening, even if parents can’t face that fact.

    • PLAINTOM

      Plus the fact that your kid has grown up with computers and has already disabled your tracking software.

    • ColdDesert

      I grew up long before internet porn in the 1980s, yet somehow we still talked about every sex act possible by about 3rd grade, drew naughty pictures in our notebooks, and even got ahold of porn mags. I don’t think the lack of internet prevents kids from being curious and finding out about sex.

      • there’s a big difference b/w a porn mag and a handheld device.

        • ColdDesert

          Agreed, but only in volume. My point was more that younger kids have always had access to sexual content. I often wonder what it was like growing up in a culture where sex was more part of the religious ritual – lingams plastered all over Hindu temple walls in India, or ancient Egyptian carvings of gods’ phalluses being annointed, Greek bacchanalia and penis cults… It seems we try to hide a bare fact of being human away when it’s so out in broad daylight at all times.

          • /insert my standard rant about xtian problems with sexuality/

            i guess i can understand the fear, given today’s handheld devices. all the kids have them, and so do all the pervs. that’s where the parental fear really comes from, for my sisters.

            but i did and will always argue for education, rather than wasted attempts to censor and control what they see. my n&ns are (i hope) well informed about the risks of emailing strangers, going to websites for adults that have to do with meetups, etc. so long as they understand that there are real, live people on “the other end,” i think they will be OK. they know, even at the youngest’s age, that strangers can be dangerous.

          • DaveW

            Reasonable. I had friends whose parents were very careful (afraid of) about nudity in the house. My parents, what’s to be ashamed of? Guess who is more sexually ducked up, misogonistic, homophobic?

          • lymis

            Anyone who thinks that kids who grew up around livestock were sexually naive, even if human sexual activities weren’t common topics of discussion, hasn’t thought the matter through.

        • Reality.Bites

          Technically a porn mag IS a handheld device. That’s certainly how I used them. Well, sometimes propped up against a pillow.

          • Brian Burleson

            That was back before the pages got stuck together.

        • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

          No there isnt. Its not about in wich form porn is presented but the porn itself. Videos are just moving picture shows and nothing else. While its not healthy for undeveloped children, YOU NEVER could protect them from it. Its like war on drugs, its lost already in the starting point. Early but age aprorite education and development of understanding on children and Young adults is the only working and best way even its not perfect either. People cannot being protected from themselves, they have to be prepared to protect themselves by themselves.

          • hello my fellow Finnish person! nice to see you here.

            i disagree. you’re focusing on porn videos. i’m saying the internet is more interactive than a video or a magazine. when i jacked off to porn mags as a child, the only risk was that our renter might have caught me stealing his Playboys.

            today, little kids are actively trolled by pervs, when kids happen upon a bad place. it’s really easy to convince a kid to do things, if you have money and a phone. that’s the scary part, not the boobs and cocks online that are just static images or recorded videos.

            i’m saying parents should focus on teaching their kids about the actual risks on the internet, not the ones that make grandma quake with fear b/c jeebus.

      • Dramphooey

        It isn’t supposed to be easy. While we might smile to remember kids finding dad’s dirty magazine we don’t smile about a flasher going up to kids in a park. People sending porn to something kids might frequent is a flasher.

        • The word here is ‘might’. Kids really should not be on unmoderated social media of any kind. But they are.

          Believe me, if your kid has his own laptop he has seen everything. My thirteen year old nephew is totally blase about pedophiles trying to groom him online. He’s all ‘yeah, there’s all these guys on my messageboards pretending to be my age. I guess they’re trying to have sex with me. Sucks.’

    • lymis

      Even back in the day, my mother had a pretty standard response about how other people are free to live their lives but “We don’t do that in our family.” And another, when appropriate, along the “Isn’t it too bad that people have to be like that.”

      I’m sure that if she were doing it in today’s environment, her approach would be quite similar.

      And nothing takes the “naughty” out of sex faster than having your mother give you calm, matter-of-fact, educated, and detailed answers about anything you happen to ask about.

    • PiperPine

      See I agree with your sentiment but maybe people shouldn’t sexually harass folks? I mean Tony (i.e. the person running the account) makes a post about frosted flakes and then gets comments about various sex acts… It seems off to me.

      • Friday

        I don’t think she’s saying there was anything cool about people posting porn and the like to something kids might reasonably be expected to look at. Just about if pearl-clutching and obsessively trying to shelter kids is really gonna do any good.

        • PiperPine

          Well like I said I agree with the comment its just that in this case, to me, that isn’t what this story is about people thinking its okay to say things like that to someone after they’ve asked several times for people to stop doing that…

  • Good Shot Green

    People are strange.

    • David L. Caster

      Much of life (as in all living things) is strange.

  • Amanda B. Rekendwith

    RELATED: Kellogg’s has been an ardent support of LGBT rights.

    Recently, perhaps. But for a good number of years they were anything but. In my 10 years with them, I heard from senior managers far too many crass “jokes” about fags and aids.
    It’s great that they have changed, but their past was quite shameful.

    • sherman

      I did the factory tour a couple of times when I was young. Still have a paper hat and some postcards they gave me. So sad when I read many years ago that they had stopped doing the tours. Wanted to go to Cereal City but it had closed before my more recent trip to the area.

      • Randy503

        Another thing those dang terrorists ruined!

        • sherman

          Actually the reason I read for stopping the tours was concern about industrial espionage.

      • Brian Burleson

        You don’t have the fancy spoons? We got spoons with the various mascots. Check eBay.

        • sherman

          I suspect the “gifts” they gave you were whatever they currently had excess from discontinued in box prizes or box top redemption prizes. First time I was there we got some weird flat circular plastic typewriter thing, another time we got ink stamp pads with stamps for the rooster, Snap, Crackle, & Pop, etc. Don’t still have any of that stuff, but do have a journal book where I stamped some of the pages with them.

    • Todd20036

      Not arguing, but some people grow up, whether they be politicians, family, corporation, etc.
      Unfortunately, some don’t

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        Agreed. I guess I take exception to the word ardent.
        I see their recent activities as joining the bandwagon, not as doing the heavy lifting.

      • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

        Corporations doesn’t “grow up”. They at most change their PUBLIC policies and More importantly image IF those come unpopular and are hurting their bussines. Its not More than that. And politicians do the same. Its not ” evolving” its just flip-flop for money.

        • sherman

          I’m not that cynical. As people running the corporations change, I believe some corporations can sincerely change.

      • TimCA

        “some people grow up”

        And on that note, I wonder who’s changing David Vitter’s diapers nowadays?

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      Our National past is quite shameful, bust most people have come around.

    • KCMC

      cheers to change

    • William

      Funny, since the company was founded by a man who disliked sex and promoted circumcision to prevent masturbation.

      • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

        Just typical I would say. Like well known antisemite and psychopath H. Ford, who publicly endorsed nazi government, got and even went to nazi germany to pick up award for his financial suppot for nazi government “have” foundation using his name “helping poor people in third world”. Doesnt sound very genuine. As Ford was for nazis and eugenics, hard to think he would have been very enthusiastic to help africans with his beliefs of race.

        • Brian Burleson

          Yet another example of Michigan politics.

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        Corn Flakes was originally thought to minimize sexual yearnings, and helped to keep the guests at the Battle Creek Sanitarium easier to deal with. It was also consistent with the Seventh Day Adventist dietary beliefs. (W.K. Kellogg was a member).

      • Judas Peckerwood

        If you haven’t read T.C. Boyle’s hilarious historical novel The Road to Wellville on this very topic, you must.

    • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

      Unfortunately company publicly “advocating” rights doesn’t tell anything about people owning, running or working in there. Its just cheap marketing. Infantile and even dangerous to think it means they are “allies”. They are bussines and nothing else. If marketing for ” advocating lgbti rights” is popular marketing strategy, they try it. But THEY WONT DO IT IF it is or gets unpopular, so they are so much allies as people who are your “friends” as long as you have money to give them free gifts and buy them things. Real friendship and “allyness” is altruistic. friends and “allies” “for pay” are nothing difrent from prostitutes, its bussines.

    • Brian Burleson

      Additionally, being in Michigan. Michigan has few protections and an openly hostile populace.

  • PLAINTOM

    Does Captain Crunch receive Captain Jack Sparrow porn ?

  • KCMC

    Chester welcomes overflow

  • This is what happens when you set up a twitter for a corporate logo. Sheesh. I don’t even wanna know what My Little Pony gets.

    • stuckinthewoods

      My Little Pony is interested.

      • Chlorogoth

        They seriously have a pony wearing high heels as a character for little girls to identify with? It’s just… no. Just no.

        • Terry

          So do women have to be frumpy in order for women to identify with them?

          • That’s not a woman. It’s a horse, with lipstick on, in a tutu, wearing stilettos on its hooves.

            No, nobody should be identifying with that.

          • Terry

            Agreed it’s a horse, but let’s say it was a woman…no one would care

        • stuckinthewoods

          actually there were 4 varieties in this line, Struts. All the rest are as odd.

  • Mark

    There is that adage about those who aren’t getting sex are the ones who talk about it the most.

    Penis!

    • Todd20036

      I get my fair share, but I love to talk about it.

      I never said I was normal, however.

  • It’s their own fault: they’ve been bulking Tony up and making him jockier and jockier for decades. This is just the logical conclusion.

    • William

      That cat looks pretty gay.

      • Reality.Bites
        • sherman

          I knew he was gay before I knew what gay was.

          • William

            Snagglepuss was the Demo setting on many Gaydar devices.

          • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

            I think even koolaid Guy looks gay. Infantile marketing mascots are quite gay, childish andor campy. Probably its finally the long searched diabolic Homosexual Agenda recruting inocent Christian bigot children to the Homosexual promiscous lustful sinful lifestyle… How long will this take to Fischer to go over Rant for Kellogs…

          • He’s pink, finicky, speaks in theatrical metaphors and talks like Ed Wynne.

        • David Milley

          Snagglepuss! Growing up in 1960s South Carolina, he was my first gay role model. (Probably explains a lot … )

          • Dramphooey

            Did you notice the two hosts of the Laff – A – Lympics were Snagglepuss and Mildew Wolf, who was originally voiced by Paul Lynde? “Savages!”

          • David Milley

            Sorry to say, I missed the Laff-A-Lympics altogether. When they came out in the late ’70s, I was out of school and scrambling to make a living. And Warren and I were setting up house together then — there were several years where we just didn’t watch much tv …

            Just watched a bit of them on YouTube — It’s good to see how the ‘toons I remember lasted.

          • Paul Lynde was the BAD gay.

        • MDB

          Thufferin Thuccotathsh.

        • Ermine Notyours

          They sell Flintstone Vitamins. Why don’t they sell Snagglepuss Vitamins?

          • Reality.Bites

            I don’t think he was ever a major hit as a character, certainly not compared to the Flintstones, who starred in a prime-time series for several years.

            But someone has a Snagglepuss plush toy on eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yogi-Bear-Snagglepuss-pink-Lion-Hanna-Barbera-bean-bag-Warner-new-with-tags-/330903918912) and I found images of a Snagglepuss board game.

          • Ermine Notyours

            That was meant to be a joke. Some parents want their kids to be as strong as Bam Bam, but more understanding parents might want an alternative.

          • CottonBlimp

            Snagglepuss Vitamins sounds like a euphemism for suppositories.

      • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

        REALLY?! Talking anthropomorphic animals look gay? Disney will turn in his grave…

    • Mark Lewis

      The G.I. JOE effect.

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    Please Please Please let it be mostly straight folk sending porn to a children’s cereal mascot.

    • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

      Just ask Afa or FRC. They are always (on the) Right!

    • BillTheCat45

      Um, bad news. Guess you haven’t met many furries, heh.

  • Michael Rush

    they’re now organizing a group called ” One Million Tiger Mascots “

    • Jarkko Ala-Pakkanen

      Who? Kelloggs? Worried Tigers America” and “Americans for truth about Tony Tiger” will gladly join them.

  • Todd20036

    Tony and Chester may get their fair share, but what about Sugar Bear?
    I doubt the Honey Smack Frog has to worry, or even Toucan Sam.
    I’d say Lucky is in the clear, but on Rick and Morty, a distant cousin of his got eviscerated in a commercial. I’m being literal here *shudder*.

    • PiperPine

      May the world never see what Furs do to sugar bear [/shudder]

    • TimCA

      I dunna know. Toucan Sam may not have been getting his “fair share” but with that rainbow colored beak he certainly has gay agenda written all over his face!

    • HandyAndy

      Toucan Sam appears to be getting his share of the action as well.

  • William

    Swiss Miss and Little Debbie spend way too much time up in Debbie’s room.

  • TomF.

    I’ve sometimes wondered why the Trix rabbit had this thing for all those rainbow colors in the cereal. And why Bugs Bunny liked to get up in drag at the drop of a hat. Could it be they have something going on…?

    • M Jackson

      When he wasn’t a lumbersexual, wasn’t Elmer Fudd prone to wear a diaper and pacifier every now and then?

    • CB

      The Rabbit in Red….the boys are crazy for the rabbit in red.
      Made me laugh as a kid. Still makes me laugh today. Classic cross-dressing comedy that goes back to Plautus and Terrance.

      • TuuxKabin

        When he did his Lauren Bacall imitation, the “you know how to whistle don’t you? Just pucker up and blow” was always my favorite. I think Bugs was my roll model for ‘drag’ and silliness.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Hmmmmm. Furries. If we ever do encounter an alien species they’ll be the first to try to have sex with them. I don’t know whether to congratulate and laud them or be disturbed.

    • Reality.Bites

      Not if William Shatner gets to them first.

      • TimCA

        tribles 🙂

      • Joseph Miceli

        Bill never met a vagiana analog that he wouldn’t explore.

    • PiperPine

      I mean depends what the aliens look like…. I’d argue the Whovians have a good shot of going where no human has gone before.

    • Gerry Fisher

      yes

    • Brian Burleson

      I just think to myself: different strokes. So long as everyone has a safe word, i’m down with it.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Pineapple!

  • Bj Lincoln

    The Internet offers plenty of kinky porn of all kinds so it’s sad and a little sick to send porn to a kids cereal cartoon..

    • I’m not a twitter person so I’m unclear as to who gets to see the cartoon porn in the end? Is it distributed to all ‘Tony’s followers? Anybody who hashtags him or Frosties?

  • Furries keep complaining that they get depicted as a sexual fetish, and that it’s ‘not primarily sexual’ (which must make it unique among all human activities,) and then they do this.

    • Friday

      Sounds pretty analagous to what people have made of the fact that all cameras at Pride parades seem to turn toward the most outlandish or sexual displays there. Whoever sent to that Tony The Tiger feed, frankly, who knows whether they *do* have a fetish or just thought it was hilarious for some reason.

    • CottonBlimp

      To be fair, the furries that go on about how it isn’t just a sexual thing are the people everyone hates in the community; they include people like right wing Christian fundamentalist furries (yes, they exist, and they love the Lion King).

  • JuanGalicia

    Damn . I was hoping Joe wouldn’t notice this story 😛

    • RJ Tremor

      I knew it was only a matter of time. Heh.

  • Greg B.

    Does this mean I should stop contacting the Rice Krispies twinks about setting up a fourgy?

    • Brian Burleson

      Snap, Crackle and Pop!

      • Snap, Crackle, Pop, and Spurt.

        • JCF

          Ew!

          • Greg B.

            You don’t even want to know why they call him Crackle.

  • PiperPine

    Yeah this subject legitimately upset and caused a few arguments with friends. It was my opinion that people were sexually harassing Tony, and the person (likely a poorly paid intern) running his twitter account. The counter argument that it was “just a joke” fell flat for me. I mean besides the obvious fact that this was a section of the net we didn’t need to show our full flag of porn.

    This has been going on for months and its just upsetting to have news stories about this.

    I fear for Chester Cheetah and the Zootopia people.

    • Fyva Prold

      Furries be like: Zootopia and chill.

      • PiperPine

        I’d totally legit Zootpia and Chill with officer Clawson

        PS: sooooo excited about zootpia you have no idea 😀 I love that its coming out during one of my favorite conventions

        • Fyva Prold

          Can you imagine how One Million Moms will freak out?

          • PiperPine

            I’m sure they’re getting the good smelling salts already what with the major character being a young woman who fights for her dreams of a career.

    • CottonBlimp

      Zootopia brought this on themselves. You can’t just openly pander to the furry community and expect them not to take interest in your characters.

      That whole movie makes me feel gross.

      • PiperPine

        I don’t really see how they were pandering to the furry community. At most they had some anthropomorphic animals, a common disney and kid’s movie trope, and maybe a movie poster making fun of 50 Shades of Grey. I’m sure they’ve humored furs like me, gone along with the fanboy stuff, but the movie is clearly pandering and marketed towards families and kids: “Oh look a Disney movie with nice designs and colors and a little sense of humor for adults lets go spend our money on that”

        Is it Furry? Well in the context of any cartoon animal show or subject using animals with human qualities yes. But then the Furry Fandom tends to have a distinct love of cartoons and tends to talk highly of most Disney properties (which includes Rocket Raccoon). There will likely be a metric mountain of rule 34 (which Fast and Furious 7 likely also has).

        I’m not sure why the movie, which hasn’t been released yet, makes you feel gross? Maybe you shouldn’t watch it then? I admit I had a visceral distaste for Minions…

        • CottonBlimp

          They were pandering from the first trailer. Disney didn’t really need to explain Robin Hood – “oh, it’s Robin Hood but with cute cartoon characters!” – but the very first trailer for Zootopia just outright defined the word “anthropomorphic”. You don’t really need to explain why there are cute cartoon characters in a Disney movie unless that’s pretty much the entire point. It doesn’t help that the movie looks like it’s based *entirely* around that premise (even down to the name!) with very little narrative or thematic content beyond that.

          Disney’s been looking into outright pandering for a while now. They pandered to gamers with Wreck-It-Ralph, to comic nerds with Hero 6, and now they’re seeing if furries are a potential market.

          What grosses me out is not the sexual undertones, but the puritanical Disney style that masks them. They’re blatantly trying to market this to innocent children and perverts at the same time. If they pulled a Bakshi and just made an R rated movie with sex scenes I’d have more respect. It doesn’t help that, artistically, the style of the movie is the most watered down inbred regression of “Disney-style” that looks tremendously bland compared to some of the amazing work coming out of the fandom. It’s got none of the artistic depth that Disney movies once had when the people that worked there weren’t all hacks.

          • PiperPine

            I mean I honestly don’t see it as pandering in the first trailer. The term anthropomorphic has been around since the 1800’s (1870 if the Oxford English Dictionary is to be believed) furry didn’t invent the word or coin its usage. To me the trailer came off as “hey here is this term and a little set up for this movie’s setting.” It seemed cute but I’m not seeing how making a joke about a big word and setting up that animals walk on two legs and wear clothing is inherently “pandering.” This is a pretty common type of trailer these days use a big word to make audiences feel smart, make a snarky comment, and do a little crowd scene. I mean how would you do the first trailer?

            Beyond that why pander to furry? Its a fairly small subculture on the internet. There are bigger ones to pander towards, ones that would make a company like disney a lot more money. Gamer culture is huge and the superhero market is as well as seen with the success of the Marvel movies. Just look at attendance compare the largest furry conventions like Eurofurence or Anthrocon or Further Confusion to even a midsized comic book convention or gamer con or even a smaller one like Denver Comic Con. Attendance is tenfold larger and the market is just bigger. I guess Treasure Planet panders to steam punk (and if it was meant to pander the movie being a financial flop would say it failed). A movie to test the marketability towards a group, especially an animated movie which is very expensive even in the age of computer generation, seems like a ridiculous method. Disney has many flaws but they’re a successful business that knows how to market and make back their money. Why pander or market to furry? It is a metaculture and a small one at that. I’m just saying the logic in your argument is flawed on this point and makes
            no sense financially. Why not market to civil war reenactors they have a much larger crowd by your logic?

            I just don’t think they are trying to market towards furry or the furry fandom and I’m not seeing much evidence for your argument outside of “well its anthropomorphic animals and they used a word that’s been around longer then the fandom.” I guess you see it otherwise?

            Okay so its not the style of movie you’d make I mean I guess if that makes you ill don’t go to a museum or comic book store? Or if you do take some pepto bismol? Also you found the Minions to have a sexual undertone? Is it the yellow skin or the overalls?

  • Mike C

    Cubs are definitely watching. That’s part of the problem, Tony.

    • watchthewingnuts

      Something tells me that Kellogg likely didn’t know the connotation of that term in the Furry world when they used it.

  • Fyva Prold

    But the real question is:
    Is the Charmin bear into ass play?

  • CB

    And don’t get me started on The Banana Splits…

  • Lakeview Bob

    I don’t understand the Tony tweet. Lots of bear daddies let their bear cubs watch yet the tweet says “Cubs could be watching”. Hmmm

    • RainbowPhoenix

      You’re thinking of a different kind of cub.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    Wow. Some people just have no sense of when and where something is appropriate. I’m autistic and I have better sense.

  • Mark Lewis

    Chestah’ is down fo’ whatevah’.

  • MDB

    I wonder, does Dr. Stabby eat those Kellogg’s Adventist Frosted Flakes ?? Hmmmm.

  • LonelyLiberal

    They’re YYYYYYYYIFFED!

  • DumbHairyApe

    Tony’s pretty sexy. However, I’d probably let Capt Crunch do me.

    • Leo Tallant

      Quisp never did anything for me but yeah… I would let Quake do me! LOL

  • Alan43

    I like furry artwork. I even reblog some of the better stuff on Tumblr. None of those images I post are pornographic. Most of the furry artwork I see isn’t pornographic

    Of course some people are into pornographic furry art, and most other people would find that strange and unappealing, but so what? I find leather fetishes, watersports, and BDSM strange and unappealing. Doesn’t mean it’s wrong, just not for me

    People in the furry community are like pretty much any fan community, kind of nerdy and predominately LGBT. I have to say they seem like pretty decent people to me

    • Circ09

      Well, I guess we are about to see which ones are decent. Because Tony the Tiger has now clearly said “No.” and “Stop”. So it better stop. It is straight up sexual harassment.

      • BillTheCat45

        Um, no, a person pretending to be a fictional character did. Yeesh.

        • Circ09

          Yes. That real live person (likely people) that run that account have said “NO.” Loud and Clear. End of discussion.

          • DaveW

            No it’s not. They don’t control the Internet. using it for marketing is risky welcome to the big boys tent, they may always leave.

            Many companies choose to only follow twitter and defend their brand. go further and people will still use it for what it is for-this us spot on-something is put out there and people take it where they want If you don’t like it for your brand, stick to one way media

            I refuse to live in a society whitewashed for the breeders’ spawn’s delicate constitutions.

            Keep your obnoxious kids out of adult restaurants or raise them properly to be seen and not heard, just don’t complain when they have to hear bad mommy embarrassed in public, or our adult conversation. It’s an adult Internet and adult world

            No parent should let the kids browse uncontrolled. Shouldn’t a responsible parent block access to marketing from a company that wants them to buy crap? My mother always said “no dear, those products aren’t for people like us”

          • Circ09

            It is unwanted attention. It is harassment. It doesn’t matter that it is sexual in nature or not. Your type of bullshit entitlement and refusal to STOP with unwanted attention is the reason so many women hate the internet. Female gamers especially.

          • robindaybird

            It’s common courtesy not to post porn in the public sphere – you probably don’t want to see BBW Het porn, or Ponies getting snuffed. Parents do try to watch their kids, but it’s hard when people don’t put porn behind 18+ walls or dedicated places for said porn. And it’s courtesy to not send porn to people who *Asked* you to stop sending them porn.

            The internet being an adults only place has long since been a thing of the past, it’s for EVERYONE, there’s a space for adults, a space for the kids, and the space for everyone, and don’t post porn in the common grounds like Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.

        • Capritaur

          Corporations are people now dontchanoo?

        • robindaybird

          Sorry – but there are live people running the account, and everyone that follows that account is seeing the porn. It is sexual harassment, and its no different than an employer injecting porn into their powerpoint and arguing “It’s just a joke to make sure everyone’s paying attention.” Or a stranger randomly flashing you on the street.

          Not to mention plastering porn in the public sphere (which Twitter is) is fucking rude, especially when the recipient didn’t ask for it, and in fact ask for it to stop.

      • Alan43

        I agree, it was wrong. But let’s not use the behavior of a few members of the group to denounce the entire group

        • Circ09

          Agreed. I don’t think furries in general are deviant. But I do think harassers are.

          • Alan43

            Yes. And unfortunately it seems there are a fair number of those in the furry community

  • Mike C

    Gimme some sugar, baby.

  • I can only imagine the kind of emails X-Men’s Beast must get.

    • PiperPine

      see also nightcrawler ^.^

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Not hearing any complaints from Smokey.

  • Ogre Magi

    I would think Fruit Brute would be a natural icon for gay Furries
    http://earnthis.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/fruit-brute-1974-original-commercial.jpg