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Walmart Encourages Bizarre ‘Furry’ Subculture

Walmart Encourages Bizarre ‘Furry’ Subculture

Retail giant applauds weird “fursuit” image

Paul Joseph Watson
PrisonPlanet.com
October 18, 2018

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Retail giant Walmart has caused confusion by appearing to encourage the bizarre ‘Furry’ subculture.

A twitter user called BlondeFoxy (a furry) tweeted a picture of themselves wearing a Walmart head as a part of their “fursuit”.

Walmart responded, saying: mentoring fursuiters for the next generation? Nicely done, Lucky.

Many reacted with mock horror at the weird juxtaposition of a glorified supermarket interacting with a human pretending to be an animal:

Furries, for the uninitiated, are an internet subculture fandom who anthropomorphize animals. Furries dress up, wearing full-sized Fursuits to fit their Fursonas, and meet up at conventions.

Yes, this is a real thing.

There is, of course, a sexual element to the Furry scene and it is regarded by many to be a fetish. There are even linguistic terms used solely to describe sexual activities for Furries, such as yiffing (the sound foxes make during sex, obviously).

Furries on the internet are generally overly sexual. Frosted Flakes, a cereal by the brand Kelloggs, once had to ask twitter Furries to keep it PG as too many of them were sexualizing Frosties mascot Tony the Tiger and sending them anthropomorphic animal porn. Kelloggs then resorted to mass blocking furries.

Therefore this raises the question; why is Walmart, a family owned company, engaging with a subculture infamously known for sexualizing animals? Seemingly it wasnt an error on their part either, going so far as to use the term Fursuiters which could easily be seen as an act of endorsement to this internet community.

In the age of social media we have seen numerous corporations jump on the bandwagon of self-aware internet posting to engage with consumers – the best example being Wendys oft-sarcastic twitter timeline but where does the line get drawn? With Walmarts official twitter account having over 942K followers and a family-friendly brand, its strange that they would choose to interact with a fandom known for making animals sexual.

Maybe stick to selling TVs next time, Walmart.

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