I am not personally a furry or any subcategory thereof, although I do understand the concept and lifestyle. In other words, "to each his own". If you love it, then so be it.
Today after one of my college classes let out, I heard a group of kids walking and talking about this one dude who is a furry. He has no shame toward the subject and walks around content with his choices. He was wearing cat ears, a tail and even went as far as to paint whiskers on his cheeks.
These kids were refer to him as a "freak of nature", "retarded" and even stated that his "mother probably dropped him on the head one two many times as a child".
These statements struck me as not only immature but as pure slander. As a whole hearted supporter of the furry community, I went over to these kids and stuck up for every single one of you guys.
I simply explained that everyone has the right to live their life in the pursuit of happiness and if he found happiness in living through his fursona, then so be it. I told them straight out that if they didn't appreciate him wearing ears and a tail, then they simply shouldn't do the same. I was then cursed out and ridiculed... but that's a different story all together.
So! I hope I put some sense into their minds...