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Furries & The Ethics of Cringe Culture

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  • Tillie Schwartz
    Tillie Schwartz 2 bulan yang lalu +28739

    ur becoming so insufferable

    • AUUUGHHH GGH
      AUUUGHHH GGH Bulan Yang lalu

      @psychosparten049 .Esquire then why watch 🤯

    • AUUUGHHH GGH
      AUUUGHHH GGH Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Ana Plucar south park is anything but politically correct dawg 😭

    • AUUUGHHH GGH
      AUUUGHHH GGH Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Tillie Schwartz i feel like this is a you issue lmfao "i dont like seeing someone be a decent human being and not bullying minority groups waa 😭😭😭😢😢😢"

    • AUUUGHHH GGH
      AUUUGHHH GGH Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @A. Ducky this made me giggle

    • Jacob Rees
      Jacob Rees Bulan Yang lalu +1

      So are you, Tillie 😊

  • carly barker
    carly barker 2 bulan yang lalu +23652

    i’m not a furry, but i am autistic, and i really appreciate kurtis mentioning autistic people and how they tie in to discussions of “cringe culture” lots of the behaviors people consider ‘cringe’ can be traced back to normal autistic behavior, and it can be really upsetting to watch. this is just my opinion and if any autistic people disagree that’s totally fine and valid but i just wanted to say thank you, kurtis :)

    • Sally H
      Sally H 6 hari yang lalu

      Yep! I’m autistic and ADHD, and super super into anime and manga. When I was a teenager I was bullied heavily for being weird (this was loooong before cringe culture and social media outside early Facebook and MySpace…god that makes me feel old). In normal life I felt like an alien. I couldn’t express my special interests without being shut down and hurt. But, my god, when I went to MCM in London and wore cosplay I felt so accepted and happy. The day wore me out but I didn’t want to leave.
      Unfortunately, shortly after my 19th birthday I overheard my parents laughing at what I enjoyed and I basically shelved it, trying hard to suppress everything and stopped indulging in what I enjoyed. My mental health spiralled and I had breakdowns basically every week. Until I hit this year. I’m now 27, and just this year I’ve watched maybe 30? Anime series this year. I’ve got back into drawing in more ‘anime’ styles and even found a love of learning Japanese (now working towards my N5 JLPT).
      Seeing how furries are treated reminds me of how miserably I was treated by people who didn’t understand at all, and I only have love for the people who let themselves indulge in what they love -as long as they’re not hurting anyone-.

    • mega rat
      mega rat 9 hari yang lalu +1

      Does this thread know that its inherently traumatizing to mask 😬😬😬

    • Petit Sam
      Petit Sam Bulan Yang lalu

      as an autistic person I strongly agree

    • Anjo West
      Anjo West Bulan Yang lalu

      @TwiggyToby we see xx gm l mhm.

    • Irongirltoni
      Irongirltoni Bulan Yang lalu

      Yeah a few months ago an autistic creator said this. I thought about it for a minute and realized she was RIGHT
      I feel so bad for contributing to cringe culture in the past. I can't believe I never saw that link before

  • Soymaid
    Soymaid Bulan Yang lalu +1535

    I used to just shrug at furry hate and go along with the jokes. Then a furry convention got literally bombed and everyone made a joke out of it. That snapped me out of it. Wtf kind of hobby could possibly make bombing innocent people funny?

    • Filipa Ferreira
      Filipa Ferreira 5 jam yang lalu

      @CHR1ST1NAaccept

    • Filipa Ferreira
      Filipa Ferreira 5 jam yang lalu

      @CHR1ST1NAIt does not, furry speaking, you are focusing on a small and stupid part os the community we dont even accept

    • Avarice Greed
      Avarice Greed Hari Yang lalu

      @KRIS yes

    • Brendan
      Brendan 3 hari yang lalu +1

      @Fastcrasher Making depersonalized humor out of a tragic, horrible event while at least implicitly acknowledging the devastation to victims (which many hateful bigots and edge-lords importantly fail to do), helps some people (not everyone) to process and cope with the event's tragedy and/or absurdity.
      Of course such dark humor should be tread somewhat carefully, as some people will feel uncomfortable in the presence of it, so reading the room and context is important (e.g. "Is it too soon?"), but using horrible occurrences as punchlines is definitely not always mean-spirited or intended to trivialize them for all.

    • Hailey Jane
      Hailey Jane 4 hari yang lalu +2

      Please double check your sources, the report of the bombing you're talking about was created by a well known satire news report website called The Onion. No attacks like that have ever actually happened at a furry convention.

  • Pee Pee
    Pee Pee Bulan Yang lalu +2455

    i’m a furry and it has helped me with my self confidence tremendously. i have tourette’s syndrome which i’m very insecure about but when i’m in fursuit no one notices my tics at all. it has introduced me to a new art medium ( fursuit making ) and community. it is considered cringe but i’m cringe and i am free.

    • Lemony乛X٭ Kkkk
      Lemony乛X٭ Kkkk Hari Yang lalu

      Good for you.

    • RavenTM
      RavenTM 6 hari yang lalu

      I fully understand where you’re coming from. I have a tic problem that sources from my ADD, and I also have a lot of social issues that aren’t typically ‘normal’. This had also helped my confidence and gave me a new way to express myself with a community who was caring rather than judging. Stay strong, and get stronger, you deserve every ounce of acceptance as everyone else ❤

    • Ash
      Ash 7 hari yang lalu

      me too!

    • noah Rosser
      noah Rosser 9 hari yang lalu +1

      Best way to put it man. We're cringe, but we're free ❤️

    • Big Hoodie
      Big Hoodie 9 hari yang lalu +1

      You know what? I have Tourette's too, and I never thought of that

  • NGLIDK
    NGLIDK Bulan Yang lalu +402

    “Don’t make fun of the furry community. If they can afford a 5,000 dollar suit then they can afford a 5 dollar pipe bomb”
    -Master Chief

  • jgcoverkknot
    jgcoverkknot Bulan Yang lalu +756

    Never before has a non-furry been so well researched, have such a good take, and still manage to have not a hint that they might be a furry themselves

    • sniper abel
      sniper abel 3 hari yang lalu

      ​@Varnist Media wait
      hold on
      liberals are against taxes

    • Tiki4321
      Tiki4321 4 hari yang lalu

      Unlike TheClick lol No hints just straight up answering the whole exam for you XD

    • jgcoverkknot
      jgcoverkknot 24 hari yang lalu +8

      @Varnist Media you know it 😉😎

    • Aydenator 27
      Aydenator 27 27 hari yang lalu +14

      @Varnist Media politics moment

    • R G
      R G Bulan Yang lalu

      @Varnist Media Nazi

  • ℝ𝔼ℙ𝕋𝕀𝕃𝔼 𝔹𝕆𝕐𝔽ℝ𝕀𝔼ℕ𝔻

    don't kill the part of you that is cringe, kill the part of you that cringes.

  • BetaEtaDelota
    BetaEtaDelota Bulan Yang lalu +1122

    If you ever have the urge to try on a fursuit one day, or want to explore a furry convention, hmu!

  • that0one0loser
    that0one0loser Hari Yang lalu +2

    This put me in a whole new perspective. I’m still not really a fan of the furry community mainly because it’s just not something I’d wanna do, but I do respect them a lot more now. I mean I still did, but I was always kinda put off. It’s nice that people can feel more free being what they want to be, and people outside of the community need to grow up and learn people are people. Love all y’all

  • onerva
    onerva Bulan Yang lalu +537

    I remember being a lonely teenager looking at photos from conventions and descriptions of people's fursonas thinking what fun it must be to be part of such a community. I wondered if I could come up with a fursona myself but it really isn't my thing. of course I thought it was weird at first and of course every community has issues but I bet that sense of belonging is really lovely.

    • Aydenator 27
      Aydenator 27 27 hari yang lalu +8

      @Hello there idk man maybe some people think fun > popularity sometimes

    • Hello there
      Hello there Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @FURRYKILLER9000 ikr why would anyone in their right mind do such a thing

    • FURRYKILLER9000
      FURRYKILLER9000 Bulan Yang lalu

      @ViceFur & Co. No one likes a furry

    • ViceFur & Co.
      ViceFur & Co. Bulan Yang lalu +3

      @FURRYKILLER9000 says who

    • Anyllo
      Anyllo Bulan Yang lalu +2

      @[rerozel] 😂😂

  • JolttronTitan
    JolttronTitan Bulan Yang lalu +582

    I always like seeing non furries making videos on furries. It’s like seeing yourself in the newspaper

    • Ahmed
      Ahmed 23 hari yang lalu

      @That dude in the car NOOOO!!!!!!!!! I have been eternally silenced.

    • That dude in the car
      That dude in the car 24 hari yang lalu +2

      @Ahmed Susan Wubbox also controls the law in the afterlife. *You can't escape it.*

    • Ahmed
      Ahmed 24 hari yang lalu

      @That dude in the car im gonna go kms because of this

    • That dude in the car
      That dude in the car 24 hari yang lalu +1

      @Ahmed Sorry nothing you can do about it Susan Whopper controls the law

    • Ahmed
      Ahmed 24 hari yang lalu

      @That dude in the car losing my freespeach in the youtube comment section, i will have to contact my lawyer 😫

  • orange juice🍊🧃
    orange juice🍊🧃 2 bulan yang lalu +44228

    every time i see kurtis he looks more and more like a middle aged suburban dad with 3 kids and divorce papers to sign and it always breathes life into me

    • anonymous
      anonymous 5 hari yang lalu

      Divorce PAPERS??! multiple?? lmao

    • ÜgaBüga :]
      ÜgaBüga :] 6 hari yang lalu

      jesus way to hurt my mans feelings

    • Cady Rose
      Cady Rose 24 hari yang lalu

      Accurate

    • MildlyUpset
      MildlyUpset 24 hari yang lalu

      He looks like if you asked an AI to combine the faces of every trans guy

    • ChloeB123
      ChloeB123 Bulan Yang lalu

      Do not edit this comment.

  • Ulrika Landström
    Ulrika Landström Bulan Yang lalu +164

    My friend’s daughter is autistic and her fur suit is her safe space where she can focus. She even wears it to school. Don’t think she could manage that environment without it.

  • Ren Protogen
    Ren Protogen Bulan Yang lalu +235

    Aww
    as a furry myself, I really appreciate you going out of your way to actually understand this crazy Fandom. Like you said, it's so easy to just dunk on us and farm views. Ty for using your influence for good

    • Natália P.
      Natália P. 19 hari yang lalu +2

      I know, right?? Kurtis is such a kind and cool dude, I admire him so much, his videos makes me happy

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  • Joe Ligmama
    Joe Ligmama Hari Yang lalu +1

    Actually watched that down the rabbit hole video a couple hours before this one. Gave me a new perspective, not that I had furry hate but I definitely leaned into the meme of it harder than I will from here on out.

  • Quixxlez
    Quixxlez Hari Yang lalu

    Furries are suspiciously wealthy, I've been a furry for 10 years, the amount of people I've befriended who are app developers, engineers, investors, lawyers, etc is absolutely wild. It's genuinely good networking too if you're a nerdy professional because the fandom is saturated with these types of people and it's impossible *not* to run into them after some time. I don't know many normies who can say they're friends with people on 6 continents who all have ridiculous net-worths, and that's because in regular society it's really hard to just *run into* these people. Meanwhile in the fandom you're like "Oh, what do you do?" and they hit back with "I'm the lead AI developer for the new B-21 Raider stealth jet from Northrop Grumman. It's insane

  • n6 h6
    n6 h6 Bulan Yang lalu +6793

    the person who drew Kurtis as a furry is probably having the best day of their life right now

    • Idlingabout
      Idlingabout 17 hari yang lalu +15

      they are!! i went looking for their post on tumblr and they were so happy

    • NGLIDK
      NGLIDK 23 hari yang lalu +1

      @ღ VE He’s saying the furry art is too good compared to his pfp

    • ღ VE
      ღ VE Bulan Yang lalu +10

      @houser how

    • Hello there
      Hello there Bulan Yang lalu

      just another disgusting furry artist

    • SAU
      SAU Bulan Yang lalu +29

      @houser rude

  • Vicki Bart
    Vicki Bart Bulan Yang lalu +324

    Took time off to get married, absolute baller move. Congrats Kurtboy!

  • Nosog
    Nosog 9 hari yang lalu +23

    It has always been like this:
    1: A part of a certain group does awful, problematic shit.
    2: People start to criticize them.
    3. People on the internet take it to the extreme and turn it into a circlejerk by spamming obnoxious comments.
    4. Then you got underage teenagers jumping on the hate bandwagon because they think being angsty is a sign of maturity.

    • Alexandre Luiz
      Alexandre Luiz 3 jam yang lalu

      5. There's a chance that the certain group will hire hitmans to erase that part from the very group
      6. People on the internet will cheer to the hitmans "destroy the whole group"

    • Tele-Gram Me @Griffin_Frenchie1
      Tele-Gram Me @Griffin_Frenchie1 3 hari yang lalu

      ⬆️ʏᴏᴜ'ᴠᴇ ᴡᴏɴ 🏆 ᴀ ᴘʀɪᴢᴇ 🥳
      ꜱᴇɴᴅ ᴍᴇ ᴀ ᴛᴇʟᴇɢʀᴀᴍ ᴍᴇꜱꜱᴀɢᴇ🥳

    • EliasMorals
      EliasMorals 8 hari yang lalu +8

      1 can also be "people take things out of context" or "people don't understand what's going on fully"

  • Arii
    Arii Bulan Yang lalu +113

    This video actually changed my mind on furries😭i feel so bad for calling them weirdos, youre right not all of them are bad

    • Ari
      Ari 2 hari yang lalu

      Another Ari spotted

    • Ahmed
      Ahmed Bulan Yang lalu

      @RandomProtogenDude based

    • RandomProtogenDude
      RandomProtogenDude Bulan Yang lalu +23

      @Ahmed yes, i am just saying i am no zoophile, i am a furry and i hate zoophiles just getting it out there.

    • CelestialGratia
      CelestialGratia Bulan Yang lalu +36

      @Ahmed no it’s actually quite rare and the ones who are get disowned by the community and doxxed and assaulted

    • Ahmed
      Ahmed Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @RandomProtogenDude yeah but like if 1 in 5 are zoophiles, there's a problem with it ya get me

  • Layla VV
    Layla VV 2 hari yang lalu +2

    hey kurtis, halfway through this video i got an ad that was a tiger mascot and the costume looked so much like a fursuit it was insane, do you think they knew

  • Carrotman
    Carrotman 2 bulan yang lalu +6276

    I remember talking to a furry, I asked them about the whole erotic scene and they were just like 'Bro. Do you know how much these suits cost? I'm not trying to get ANY bodily fluids anywhere near this thing'

    • Lia N
      Lia N 19 hari yang lalu +1

      *this never happened you got that from a youtube video*

    • Siberian Sable
      Siberian Sable 23 hari yang lalu +1

      ANY FLUIDS AT ALL
      One person at walk just tooked a box with juice from fursuit-head mouth of my friend. My friend totaly wanted to kill him...

    • Lioedevon427
      Lioedevon427 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      @Juulian jjhjhkdskhfs damn small world dude- Also good taste in youtubers lol

    • Juulian
      Juulian Bulan Yang lalu +3

      @Lioedevon427 I agree. Like- HOW? As an aro/ace I see fursuiting as a hobby to have fun as something else. Not... that.
      Also I'm only responding because HEYYY ARTFOL BUDDY ITS ME WE HAVE MET ON THE VAST PLANE OF IDclips :D

    • Diamond Storm
      Diamond Storm Bulan Yang lalu +1

      fr if i ever get one, that thing is staying in the safest place away from any dirt or grime aside from if it gets worn to a con like i am NOT about to wash a mound of fur because someone decided to get any sort of yikers stuff on it. imagine if a thread was loose and the whole thing falls apart because i didnt wash it properly! thats thousands of dollars down the drain bro

  • Zozo
    Zozo Bulan Yang lalu +196

    My sincere thanks to you for making this video, I'm glad people like you exist and can open people's minds a little. I'm autistic, and the furry fandom has personally greatly helped me to understand myself better
    Ps. You've also earned a subscription :)

  • SUS!
    SUS! Bulan Yang lalu +61

    I have been a little down lately because some people at school found out I'm a furry and can't see past that,even though I'm nice to them. I'm glad someone more mainstream is getting the truth out so that hopefully,less people like me get bullied,especially if it can save lives. Idk how recently this happened,but two furry kids k*lled themselves because they were being bullied,and if there is someone out there with a good amount of subscribers who has made a video,an HONEST video about furries,then hopefully more people see that,and the less bullying there is.
    Furries salute you,man! Thanks!

  • ThiinkTwiice
    ThiinkTwiice 26 hari yang lalu +29

    I'm a cisgender, straight, female furry. Needless to say, I'm the extreme minority in my fandom. However, never once have I been treated any differently, or (oddly enough) fit in better with any other group of people. Furries are friendly, happy, joyful, and fun people who have trauma and scars that a fursona helps them leave behind. I'm so glad I found them. Thank you for this video.

  • galaxysquid
    galaxysquid Bulan Yang lalu +91

    thank you for posting this kurtis. as a neurodivergent furry AND an enjoyer of my little pony (because that gets you a lot of shit too), this video made me feel better about people who post videos on furries. i wish more people had your mindset about individuals who have diverse interests and interests that are just different from theirs.
    what’s the difference between someone who’s crazy into cars and someone who loves anthropomorphic animals and cosplay? they’re both just one humans special interest.

  • AnnTinker
    AnnTinker 2 bulan yang lalu +4307

    Love how the majority of the internet did a full 180 in the past years and said "Hey, maybe cringe culture is actually just bullying people for enjoying harmless things you personally don't like" and I'm all here for it

    • Jaiden The Kid
      Jaiden The Kid 5 hari yang lalu +1

      @rainbowlack Autistic and not cisgender? Same

    • rainbowlack
      rainbowlack 27 hari yang lalu

      @Sam Arnold it's just that I am more likely to be subject to it+targeted with it than someone who is cisgender and/or allistic

    • Sam Arnold
      Sam Arnold 27 hari yang lalu

      @rainbowlack I don’t understand why you need to mention that ur autistic and not cisgendered in order for ur opinion to be valid as if non autistic and cisgendered people opinions aren’t like

    • Baris the Person
      Baris the Person Bulan Yang lalu +1

      i hate this, we need to shame furries. Cringe culture needs to stay.

    • Hello there
      Hello there Bulan Yang lalu

      dream more

  • Matt Goodman
    Matt Goodman Bulan Yang lalu +75

    I used to be a character performer at Disney World, so I was kind of a professional furry. It was a good job.

  • Kaiko!
    Kaiko! 2 hari yang lalu +10

    THANK YOU people need to understand that it's just a way to express ourselves! I have social anxiety and with the mask and the character it's easier to talk to people because you are being a character! It's basically just halloween all the time.

  • ImAlwaysPANicking
    ImAlwaysPANicking Jam Yang lalu

    Thought the same thing about the black and white movies when I was a kid. Distinctly remember asking my mom “so the world was black and white back then?” Lmao

  • Rai Can't Game
    Rai Can't Game Bulan Yang lalu +31

    If you haven't seen the documentary The Fandom by Ash Coyote, it's a great look at some of the history of the furry fandom, from the furry side.
    And thank you for having an open mind about this. Wish more people did.

  • modernpest
    modernpest 2 bulan yang lalu +10057

    kurtis talking about furries while wearing a donkey kong shirt is actually really funny

    • Александр Дмитрий
      Александр Дмитрий Bulan Yang lalu

      Still not so furry like sonic community

    • Unicat
      Unicat Bulan Yang lalu

      @MultiFandom HamHam at least some has some us full information on making fries

    • just a random guy who is goofy aah
      just a random guy who is goofy aah Bulan Yang lalu

      @mheheh6ghwhuahuahhhwbs uuuum he isn't bc if you combine a furry and donkey kong its probably gonna be idk

    • Tsuki
      Tsuki Bulan Yang lalu

      Missed opportunity to say "actually really furry"

    • Micah Foley
      Micah Foley 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Tildey if I wasn't looking for it before, I sure am now.

  • LozzieFrenzy
    LozzieFrenzy Bulan Yang lalu +24

    Thank you so much for talking about this in a neutral, non-judgemental way! It really means a lot coming from a bigger creator ^^
    But yeah cringe culture is waaayyy too extreme and it certainly does often feel like an attack on neurodivergent / LGBT+ people for being 'different' or showing behaviours that aren't deemed normal in society. It's definitely harmful and only makes people feel bad for just wanting to be themselves.

  • madeleine p.
    madeleine p. Bulan Yang lalu +32

    On the topic of cringe things we've done in our pasts: I didn't get a lot of signatures in my yearbook in 6th grade (or during any year after that to be honest), so I just faked a ton of signatures from anyone I might have known at least by name so I would look like I had way more friends than I did. Tried using different handwriting styles and everything. I can guarantee you THAT is more cringe than any furry who's just living life and being themselves will ever be.

    • madeleine p.
      madeleine p. 14 hari yang lalu +1

      @Lemony Water no. I never showed anyone my yearbook after that 😆

    • Lemony Water
      Lemony Water 14 hari yang lalu +1

      Did you ever get found out?

  • SERAPHiiiM
    SERAPHiiiM Bulan Yang lalu +37

    i rlly appreciate u making this video, im autistic n cringe culture actually played a huge role (n still does) in forcing me to hide traits abt myself just bc it was "cringe"

  • PeppyBreyer88
    PeppyBreyer88 9 hari yang lalu +7

    I put off watching this video for so long. I’m a furry. I’m always terrified seeing any videos on us because 9 times out of 10 it’s just bullying and tearing our hobby to shreds. I’m so and I mean so grateful that Kurtis did his research. With the platform he has I think this can actually make an impact. He covers tons of info which is all correct. We are simply people who think animal oc’s are cool. Our costumes are no different than a cosplayer. I personality decided to start making suits because I saw videos of furries going to fun runs and hospitals and watching kids faces light up seeing a life size stuffed animal walk over to them. That’s what I want. Most people just do this for fun. Some people make a character that is more confident than themselves, or has characteristics that they want to achieve to help them become who they want to be. Some people like myself are very socially anxious and really struggle with social cues, so being able to walk around as a dragon or dog and not worry about that and just have fun is so much less stressful. Some people use it to test the limits on their creative abilities in terms of sculpture and sewing. It’s just a creative outlet and hobby. A good chunk of the fandom are kids as well and it’s so messed up that peoples first thought is that it’s a kink or sexual thing. It’s far from it. Like in any hobby people are going to be weird but it’s so sad that furries have been generalized like that. If I’m going to leave this with anything please just treat the people around you with respect. If you see a furry, feel free to come up to us and say hi or ask for a picture, we love it. If not, it’s totally cool to just walk by. Please don’t sneak pictures of us and laugh under your breath or intentionally go out of your way to make fun of us. If you don’t have anything nice to say just leave us alone. If you see someone walking around with ears and a tail don’t tug on them or take their stuff just ignore them. You wouldn’t go tear someone’s earrings out or pull their jacket because you think it’s funny. No matter what there will always be people under the mask and I just wish people respected that more. Kurtis, if you happen to see this, I don’t think you’ll ever understand how much this video means to us. Positive media on us is so rare it’s sad. It’s gotten a lot better over the years but it still sucks. People fail to do a base level of research and just believe whatever they hear online and it’s led to some extremely harmful stereotypes for us. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you ❤

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  • Sloppy Phart
    Sloppy Phart 2 bulan yang lalu +2640

    Y'know what's WAY worse than someone who's into something taboo or "cringe"? Someone who becomes obsessed with harassing those kinds of people instead of just ignoring it. Comes across as far more cringe.

    • Billy
      Billy 13 jam yang lalu

      @Jack Herer what is it? I’m curiously but not about to see anything bad

    • Brendan
      Brendan 3 hari yang lalu

      @harry 😡😡😡

    • sniper abel
      sniper abel 3 hari yang lalu

      ​@harry harry pot

    • Fricken Pluto
      Fricken Pluto 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Matthew M. S., CFP fr

    • Fricken Pluto
      Fricken Pluto 2 bulan yang lalu

      @harry cringe😫

  • Hattie Golembiewski
    Hattie Golembiewski 24 hari yang lalu +18

    I actually wrote an essay about this topic a few years back with very similar talking points. I'm really happy to see people thinking more critically about cringe culture and the effect it has on people just trying to enjoy the one life they get on earth. Fantastic stuff, man.

  • Yellow Bella Videos
    Yellow Bella Videos Bulan Yang lalu +24

    At the restaurant I used to work at furry con went on right next door so we ended up making 35 burgers for the furries and I was the only one willing to actually serve them and they were so nice they gave me a $20 tip! From then on I decided I like furries and we should be nice to them

  • Lara Forner
    Lara Forner Jam Yang lalu

    I literally have never heard of a furry. Is it an American thing ?

  • C. C. I.
    C. C. I. Bulan Yang lalu +19

    I met the first furry in my life (that I am aware of) recently. I work in a hospital in which he was a patient. In human form. He had a fanny pack with a cartoon furry on it and gave out stickers with cartoon images of his fursona. It was obvious due to the design and art style. When he gave me one I asked him whether he is a furry, which made him quite happy and prompted him to give me his furry „business card“: „you just met a proud member of the furry fandom. You might take this opportunity to question whether you are taking life too seriously“. Rather nice and kinda wholesome

  • Zack The Shrimpist
    Zack The Shrimpist 2 bulan yang lalu +5485

    reminder: ALL fandoms have cringy/sexual parts. It’s not just furries 🤝

  • C1nnamingi
    C1nnamingi Bulan Yang lalu +3

    honestly going to a store in fursuit/cosplay? Totally fine. Going solely to annoy the employees and get in their faces isn’t really “cringe” it’s just- disrespectful, and annoying; However most furries that go out in public are very respectful, just ofc the annoying ones go viral.

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  • Letterborne
    Letterborne 5 hari yang lalu +2

    Loved the bit about autism and neurodiversity, always love being acknowledged 😊 My specific sensory processing disorder makes it impossible for me to wear certain things, especially on my face, but I can imagine it being different for others. With autism you can often have symptoms that are at either end of an extreme, so one person might feel the complete opposite than the next. Anyway. Just wanted to mention that I appreciated the mention of sensory processing disorder, I struggle with it a lot and often feel alone because many people don’t know it exists and ridicule others for being “sensitive”.

  • Creamcake Coffee
    Creamcake Coffee Bulan Yang lalu +58

    As a furry, I love how respectful you are to the community and letting you know, your videos are really great keep it going man ❤️

  • Knotical
    Knotical Bulan Yang lalu +4

    I think furries are a bit "cringe," but it's worth asking what's wrong with being cringe?
    I think the problem is when you involve unwilling participants in your cringe (like the store clip there) but being cringy in your own spaces with your own people is just called having a good time
    We all have our own cringe aspects, anyone who doesn't is probably fairly bland

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  • Rin
    Rin 2 bulan yang lalu +3740

    A friend of mine passed away in February and she was a hardcore furry. She got bullied for it a lot and when I first met her I thought it was weird but I’m glad I met her. It made me realize that i literally can just mind my own business and not judge others. She definitely made me a less judgy person and I thank her for that. I bet she would have loved this video and the open mindedness you had towards it. This video reminded me of her and made me very happy, cool video Kurtis

    • Uncreative Username
      Uncreative Username 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      That's terrible. Sorry for your loss...

    • Vuokko T
      Vuokko T 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      I'm sorry :(

    • ana
      ana 2 bulan yang lalu

      a lot of animal fuckers turn out to be furries.

    • Stella 146
      Stella 146 2 bulan yang lalu +12

      @Rin Yes! I can listen for hours about a topic I'm not completely interested in, when someone is so passionate about it. It in turn inspires me to go after my own hobby's more.

    • hikikayana
      hikikayana 2 bulan yang lalu +10

      I’m so sorry.

  • dork_mork
    dork_mork Bulan Yang lalu +21

    I'm always so impressed by how kind you are to those who don't get that kindness and understanding nearly as often as they should. 10/10 good bean energy

  • Kristy M
    Kristy M 10 hari yang lalu +5

    You can also have a fursona without being a furry! I'm one of those people, my sona is a little fox. She's not anthropomorphic and I don't want a suit of her or anything, but I draw her to vent as a representation of my emotions. I've done it since I was a little kid and I used to think was weird for doing it but when I learned about furries I felt less alone. I couldn't believe there was a word (fursona) for this weird thing that I did and that other people did the same thing!

    • Medi the Jackdaw
      Medi the Jackdaw 3 hari yang lalu

      @Envected i did

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    • Envected
      Envected 5 hari yang lalu

      wait.. waitttt but who asked

  • Going Anonymous 💙💛
    Going Anonymous 💙💛 Bulan Yang lalu +7

    This video was f***ing hilarious!
    It always makes me smile when a person online openly supports furries, and takes time to learn about and understand them. Especially when they have a considerable following.
    I am somewhat shamed to admit that I found furries as cringe when I first hear about them in late very early 2020. But that's because it was in an r/entitledparents video where there was a story about a mother who went with their kid to a convention threw a fit because their kid was denied to an event happening in a hotel room. And that event was an orgy. (That mother's an idiot.) The people involved told them that there were plenty of family-friendly event at the main venue, and that _that_ one was 18+. So yeah, I found out through the sexual side too. But I started looking into it more roughly a year and a half later in summer, 2021, and I've been an ally ever since, until summer 2022 where I'm basically an honorable member. Yeah, it can be a slippery slope. I might come out to myself any day now. XD I'd be the uncommon asexual furry if that happens. But, too be fair, straight furries are pretty uncommon too. I hear roughly 40% alone are bisexual, with homosexual making a huge 2nd place demographic.
    And I'll just clear something up that wasn't in the video. NOT ALL FURRIES ARE Z**PHILES! Only a small minority are proven to be. I've heard one furry say it's like 30%. I'm pressing "X" to doubt a thousand times. The absolute highest I'm willing to go, and this is suspending my disbelief all the way into the Ionosphere, 10%. On any given day, I'm not willing to go over 4%. That 30% is very likely someone who was and anti-furry undercover to make the fandom look bad, or they just found themselves in the wrong side of the community. I say the latter because z**philes are almost always shunned by the fandom if word gets out, so they tend to stick together. If you find one, you'll easily find more. The actual numbers are impossible to get, because if you're interviewing furries to get said numbers, you'll almost always encounter obstacles. Poll in person, and people who are actually into that sh*t are likely to say "no" because of social stigma. They don't want to be outcasted. Poll anonymously online, and you'll face trolls and haters trying to make the numbers appear higher than they actually are.
    If I do turn out to be a furry, no big surprise. I can really appreciate the art, and some of it is f***ing amazing with how good and high-quality it is. But I also meet a lot of trends that tend to be common in the community. I'm on the spectrum, very likely neurodivergent to a degree, introverted, and physically sensitive to thing like touch. (I think that last one is common in the community, don't quote me on that specific point though.) I tend to like soft, warm, and fuzzy surfaces on my skin. I can't wear jeans, because I hate the feeling of denim. It looks good, but it's too rough for me.
    I just hope I get my answer soon. I hate being trapped in neutral zones with things like this. Quizzes were barely any help because out of 5 of them, 3 gave me "maybes" and "possiblies." And I also got 1 no, and 1 yes. Lastly, I know the definition varies from person to person, that's what irritates me. You can identify as not being a furry, even if all other signs point to yes, and you're not one. But I would like a set definition otherwise. Everyone seems to have there own definition. So, here I go!
    My definition of being a furry: "Having an increased interest in anthropomorphic animals, often but not always to the point of creating a fursona to help the individual in question to express themself."
    By that definition, I guess I would fall into it. Although I have no fursona, I have occasionally tossed ideas for one around in my head.
    Sorry for the novel I wrote. I'm just passionate about making sure innocent people aren't misunderstood. Z**philes can either choose to seek mental help, or go jump of a bridge though.

    • Lardbeane
      Lardbeane Bulan Yang lalu

      If you do turn out as a furry, I'm an ace furry as well!

    • stegosauruss
      stegosauruss  Bulan Yang lalu

      that was a cool fucking novel

  • Osaiha
    Osaiha Bulan Yang lalu +50

    As a furry, I appOwOve this message

  • Raquel Montero
    Raquel Montero 2 bulan yang lalu +3119

    kurtis is a delightfully nontoxic man. like a crayola marker

    • Raquel Montero
      Raquel Montero 2 bulan yang lalu

      nvm saw other comments

    • Raquel Montero
      Raquel Montero 2 bulan yang lalu

      @cats which 1? 😳

    • Melissa Apoka
      Melissa Apoka 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      @Rave Roulette lmao that happened a couple of years ago, it's not a claim if it's true. If i remember correctly he gave us a really bad apology note on Twitter. The drama happened on IDclips though.

    • cats
      cats 2 bulan yang lalu +4

      @Rave Roulette search about dean hebscher and the way he treated and degraded women

    • Rave Roulette
      Rave Roulette 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      @cats what 💀💀💀 you got sources on this orrrrrrrrr?
      And Twitter doesn't count as sources.
      Cancel culture is the only thing I'll truly cringe at anymore. You cannot throw dangerous claims like this without any substance. Claims like this can ruin lives.

  • Sandra Lopez
    Sandra Lopez 12 jam yang lalu

    someone get Kurtis a Kovu fursuit

  • Internetuser0000
    Internetuser0000 Bulan Yang lalu +19

    I’m apart of the furry fandom and I greatly appreciate this video. Thank you for spreading the positive word about us 👍

  • Lexie Newell
    Lexie Newell Bulan Yang lalu +29

    the costume designer on the masked singer s 1-6 is such a sweet wonderful creative lady btw and her and her team make all of those costumes by hand !

  • 悲しい猫P / Kanashii Neko-P
    悲しい猫P / Kanashii Neko-P 19 hari yang lalu +10

    As an autistic person AND a furry, OMG THANK YOU
    I wish people could stop hating on furries without doing more research on them

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  • smdB
    smdB 2 bulan yang lalu +3688

    Kurtis you’d be surprised how much so called “cringe” is actually just people dunking on autistic people

    • eggegg
      eggegg 4 hari yang lalu +2

      @WankFish so much this. I remember back in 2015~ in highschool Ive gotten called names & harassed by a guy online for being a brony, which immidiatelly stopped and turned into "thats so cute wanna date?" when he realised i wasnt a guy 💀 bro didnt even know me irl. Like dude men can enjoy cute things too, why was it wrong when he assumed me to be a guy and suddenly fine when i turned out to be a woman. lol. Let guys enjoy cute things too.

    • Talentedtadpole
      Talentedtadpole 4 hari yang lalu

      Side note
      Car kid is just a regular autistic child.

    • asteros
      asteros 9 hari yang lalu +1

      Yep yep yep. Been saying it for years

    • WankFish
      WankFish 9 hari yang lalu +6

      and on fandoms associated with femininity or queerness. it's all too common to see people hate on fans of any form of media that is considered to be feminine or have a feminine fanbase, and never really for the right reasons either. they'll say they hate the fans cause its "cringe" or "bad" when really it's just to excuse their underlying misogyny, ableism, and/or homophobia.

    • Noob0fLegend
      Noob0fLegend 13 hari yang lalu

      Yeah dunking on autistic people is in itself cringe. Keep it classy and just hit them with a lay up.

  • russian bot
    russian bot 11 hari yang lalu +4

    yo can we just acknowledge that the furries at dragoncon in the sweltering humid heat of atlanta in august are dedicated as fuck and that dedication is something to admire?

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  • Kyle Karnitz
    Kyle Karnitz Bulan Yang lalu +10

    I can’t tell you enough how much this video meant to me. I laughed and nearly cried multiple times.
    Furries being seen more by society as an acceptable people and fandom is really moving to me, and I really appreciate the good word you put out for us.
    I completely agree that there are cringe byproducts of the fandom, and I’m not proud of those parts. But as a whole, Furries don’t mean harm and are generally a part of society outside of the fandom.
    Thank you so much!

  • Syamimi Adi
    Syamimi Adi Bulan Yang lalu +40

    CONGRATULATIONS TO U AND JENNA ON YOUR RECENT WEDDING 🥺🥺🥺♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • Sochi
    Sochi Bulan Yang lalu +16

    Love this video! I've been a furry since 2009 and have been suiting since 2015, and I love seeing videos like this which aren't just bashing on people. You made great points and I will say, some stuff we do is cringe, but overall we just like to have fun. Running around in my multiple thousand dollar carpet is one of the most fun things I do anymore and really helps me escape how bad things can get sometimes. Also I'm glad Kurtistown is furry friendly now so I can sub! :D

    • Geka
      Geka 27 hari yang lalu +1

      Soooo... how you get that cash? Asking for a friend

    • inferior
      inferior Bulan Yang lalu +1

      ur fursuit in ur pfp looks so cool, love the green details

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  • Devan H
    Devan H 2 bulan yang lalu +2037

    As a non-furry autistic, I really really appreciated the edit he added in when he mentioned neurodivergent people. Props for really doing some research

    • Lydia
      Lydia Bulan Yang lalu

      Yep

    • Piet Tinash
      Piet Tinash 2 bulan yang lalu

      Here is the final video idclips.com/video/f_TJ9KMAGQg/video.html

    • Rave Roulette
      Rave Roulette 2 bulan yang lalu +11

      @Kieran just because you dont want to label yourself doesnt mean others shouldnt or that its weird or "fancy" neurodivergent is a descriptor term. its scientific aswell and encapsulates every time of neurodivergency. (autism, adhd, personality disorders, tic disorders, possibly more im blanking on)
      autisitic isnt the only way to be neurodivergent. and not everyone who is ND knows what makes them ND or dont want to constantly share their diagnostic term such as autistic. especially for people such as myself who are neurodivergent in several ways. (adhd, autism, avoidant personality disorder, and dependant personality disorder traits.)
      theres nothing wrong with flashing your neurodivergency. nor is there anything wrong with it potentionally making someone feel special.
      labels make people feel happy, comfortable, and its an easy way to explain your situation and normalize talk of neurodivergencies.
      just because you dont want to use the term does not and should never mean other people cant or shouldnt. and especially does not mean it should be left to psychology. this is how ableism and misinformation spread. it is good to talk about these things, good to be open, and good to advocate for yourself.

    • greg
      greg 2 bulan yang lalu +6

      @Kieran its just to include everyone like people who have adhd also and other stuff like that /nm

    • marissa
      marissa 2 bulan yang lalu +6

      @Kieran there are plenty of terms like that used to label people all the time. just because this one is new doesn’t make it less valid than the other random words lol

  • downrighthorizontal
    downrighthorizontal Bulan Yang lalu +8

    honestly super cool video kurtis. i grew up 'on the internet' as an only child & did a lot of digital art and was on a lot of forum & art websites, which had a ton of furries on them- i now realize this was not the norm for like everywhere on the internet lol- but they were all super sweet people!! I NEVER remember seeing anything sexual, much less being persuaded/bullied/etc - they were all super nice & helpful and i liked animals a lot as a kid (not in a furry way lol i just liked drawing them & knowing facts about them and such) and so they basically taught me how to draw/practice drawing all sorts of animals. i remember you could ask someone to "redline" a sketch - where you would draw something, and then someone would suggest edits in red to help you improve, and then you could take that & work with it to improve your drawing, proportions, etc. we would do that all the time & idk they were just super chill people and also probably a lot of other funky queer neurodivergent kids just having fun drawing colorful foxes that realized there's a whole community out there that's way nicer than most people

  • get in the EVA right now
    get in the EVA right now Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Finally. I'm so tired of the whole cringe culture thing, and how it constantly picks on A LOT of neurodivergent people. Fandons are normally a safe place for us and as someone on the spectrum who takes part on the anime fandom, people also tear us apart every single time. It has come to the point i feel ashamed af for just liking things (and for having some weird hyperfixations).
    Anyways: i'm cringe but at least i'm free 🌠

  • olleH
    olleH 24 hari yang lalu +11

    I also watched 1000 ways to die when I was a kid and 100% thought they were reenactments of real deaths. I was so afraid that I would die in some random way (and they would reenact my death) and didn't realize until last year majority were made up.. I'm 24

  • DanielsMind
    DanielsMind 20 jam yang lalu

    He looks like an East German football player from the 80s

  • Patterrz
    Patterrz 2 bulan yang lalu +5549

    The fact that most cringe compilations are people that sit on reddit 16 hours a day, making fun of people just trying to enjoy themselves is pretty telling

    • frameturtle
      frameturtle Bulan Yang lalu

      people forget reddit is a majority liberal platform too-

    • Ok, but Why?
      Ok, but Why? Bulan Yang lalu

      REALL

    • T
      T 2 bulan yang lalu

      @-- this is just another self righteous outcry they need to do to feel good about themselves. Shaming people is not always unnecessary. Youd shame a weeb, a bts stan, etc but furries is the one youre gonna root for?...sure..

    • T
      T 2 bulan yang lalu

      @-- ppl on Twitter do anything but mind thier business

    • --
      -- 2 bulan yang lalu +4

      @T "The opposing side" you mean the people minding their own business trying to live their lives? The fact that you see the people being attacked for their hobbies as the opposition only further proves how stupid cringe culture is.

  • Epic Vaderguy710
    Epic Vaderguy710 Bulan Yang lalu +11

    As a furry your greatly represented what the fandom is and stated facts instead of being immature and just making fun us without the knowledge of what we really are .

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  • Creamcake Coffee
    Creamcake Coffee Bulan Yang lalu +5

    I’m a furry and I don’t go around forcing my interest on people, it’s basically just an interest I keep to myself and goes to conventions or talks to other furries. Furries don’t believe they are animals (just want to say that) it’s basically just cosplay but with anthro animals of our own characters. And we do it because it’s really fun to act like someone else and it helps a lot of people

  • dude wut
    dude wut 12 hari yang lalu +5

    I'm of Icelandic descent and out of the three of us, both of my sisters are furries...so your whole "Vikings were the first furries" theory checks out in my family tree apparently

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    • Shrubon
      Shrubon 11 hari yang lalu

      😂

  • The Flea-Milkshake variety channel

    One of my closest friends is a furry and she is so cool! I’ve learnt so much about the community and what it’s actually like

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  • StrawberryLemLime
    StrawberryLemLime 2 bulan yang lalu +3857

    When Kurtis came out as a Furry to Jenna in his fursuit, I fell to my knees in tears. It was such a beautiful moment in the video, thank you for being so brave

    • Jane
      Jane 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Nоt RiскrоII 🅥 sure, El Rubius

    • TuxTitan
      TuxTitan 2 bulan yang lalu

      I can never escape the chicanery

    • Condor Crow
      Condor Crow 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Rex they do now

    • Rex
      Rex 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Unsure I think they know

    • Rex
      Rex 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      How the fuck would he go about hiding that from Jenna 😭😭

  • crispy Toast
    crispy Toast Bulan Yang lalu +7

    Not a furry but istg its so attractive when people form their own opinion on things and dont just go with the one thats popular rn. THANK YOU KURTIS. such an icon

  • goddish hexarium
    goddish hexarium Hari Yang lalu +3

    Title sounds like a college book 📕

  • Beatrix🏳️‍⚧️
    Beatrix🏳️‍⚧️ Bulan Yang lalu +2

    I clicked on this video, scared that a youtuber I liked was just gonna shit on furries. Thankfully you proved me wrong so let's fucking go.

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      Text me on Telegram👉@KurtisConner_YT Bulan Yang lalu

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  • MaoMaoMi543
    MaoMaoMi543 2 hari yang lalu

    My introduction to furries was the insane amount of furry p- rn that shows up whenever I search any tag whatsoever on r34 sites. Table? Furries. Door? Furries. Airplane? Furries. Wall outlet? Furries. Wage gap? Furries. Actual human characters from animes and stuff? Furries. Hotel? Furries. It's like having a furry fe- tish is the gateway dr- ug of fe- tishes or something. Srsly, I just wanna look at some hawt Geralt and Jetstream Sam r34 without having to sift through 10 pages of uwu owo werewolf Geralt or catboy Sam or whatever.

  • Gracie H
    Gracie H 2 bulan yang lalu +2454

    I had a student who had selective mutism because of parental issues. She felt more comfortable saying small sentences in the suit and liked sewing them. She’d always show me her art. Changed my perspective entirely.

    • BubbleeClorn
      BubbleeClorn Bulan Yang lalu +6

      I was diagnosed with SM when I was 11, I always felt more confident in fursuits and I liked the positivity people gave me, it’s unfortunate people associate a lot of us with z00s and stuff

    • phoebe j
      phoebe j Bulan Yang lalu +24

      it's nice to hear somebody mention selective mutism, most people don't know what it is.

    • UwU likes eyebrows UwU
      UwU likes eyebrows UwU Bulan Yang lalu +65

      Growing up I had selective mutism too. I wasn’t a furry at the time but I did pretend to be an animal (ik it’s like the most stereotypically cringe thing) which helped me to communicate in at least some form. I think it’s great that your student was able to find a work around for her selective mutism like that too, and I’m sure it felt great for her to be able to communicate as well :)

    • lordland candlestick
      lordland candlestick Bulan Yang lalu +75

      that’s so sweet :'0

    • D.R.M. Mefreji
      D.R.M. Mefreji 2 bulan yang lalu

      Being a furry is a way for autists to have an excuse for being weird.

  • Luis Erazo
    Luis Erazo Bulan Yang lalu +6

    Congratulations on your marriage Kurtis!! We’re so happy for you and wish you both the best💙💙

  • JustEddie
    JustEddie Bulan Yang lalu +5

    This is a really good take on the furry fandom! But one thing I have to mention is that you don't have to buy a fursuit to be a furry. Fursuits are fun and cool to have but they are expensive to get. I don't have one myself but I am still apart of the fandom and there are many other things to do if you want to be apart of the community; art, music, videos, and writing is a few options.
    In conclusion you don't need a fursuit to be a furry.

  • RupaAnim
    RupaAnim Bulan Yang lalu +16

    Kurtis did you come across the article about the refugees staying in the same hotel as a furcon and how happy those kids were? Ive also seen furs invited to disadvantaged children events and just giving them all hugs if they want and the smiles melt you. Furs and mascots can do so much good, it can be very wholesome!

  • madison
    madison 21 hari yang lalu +3

    congrats on getting married kurtis so happy for u!!!!! wish y’all the absolute best 🎉🎉🎉❤
    also loved this video gave me a new way of thinking bout things.

  • KitsuneGB1001
    KitsuneGB1001 2 bulan yang lalu +2149

    Fun fact: One of the leading researchers in the COVID vaccine is a furry. They recently won a prestigious award for their work.

    • Medi the Jackdaw
      Medi the Jackdaw 3 hari yang lalu

      @Shark Furries are humans too
      they just have a hobby that i and many others think is very cool

    • Some Tag Guy
      Some Tag Guy 7 hari yang lalu

      @Shark fun fact: furries, by definition, also humans.

    • Shark
      Shark 22 hari yang lalu

      That’s crazy! Fun fact: the rest of the researchers are human

    • Wote89
      Wote89 Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Don't forget the longstanding joke in the community that the continued existence of the internet hinges on 50 or so furries.

    • Hello there
      Hello there Bulan Yang lalu

      thats why i am not vaccinated

  • Chris Norris
    Chris Norris 2 hari yang lalu

    13:22 yeah it's all great until you realize years later when you go back that on the very bottom it says "# of different IPs in thread:1"

  • fuze
    fuze Bulan Yang lalu +5

    It is a legitimately difficult thing for me and many others to come to terms with our neurodivergency as a direct result of being bullied into pretend neurotypicalism. Thank you for talking about this.

  • MrWolfyface
    MrWolfyface Bulan Yang lalu +2

    This video was in my recommendations and tbh I'm glad that I clicked on it.
    It's really nice to see a normie that just accepts us and our interests and just doesn't give a fuck what we do.
    I've been a furry for 4 years now and I've met the best people in my life because I got into this fandom. I visited my first furry convention this August and for a week I just forgot all my worries and problems, it was the best fucking time I had in A LONG time.
    We're all just people who want to have fun and be creative and love fluffy cute anthro animals, and this fandom is just a good way to make life a little more colorful and happier for me.
    Is it expensive, yes it is (fucking cries in broke)
    Is there a sexual part to the fandom? Yes, there is, but every Fandom has adult stuff in it, that just comes with the fact that there are a lot of adult people in most Fandom.
    Is it cringe? Yes, yes it is
    But are we free? Hell yes, we are.
    Thanks for this video

  • Spectre UV
    Spectre UV Bulan Yang lalu +10

    I watched BetaEtaDeloata's reaction video and came from there.
    I have to say, your take on furries is completely respected and I'm glad to finally see someone prove that we are just regular people with a hobby that differs from others
    Thank you for making this video because I'm sure that it will turn tides on how at least some people feel about the fandom.
    have a great rest of your break and I'm looking forward to new content from ya.

  • Radical Radical
    Radical Radical 2 bulan yang lalu +2101

    People constantly labeling things they don't understand as a "sexual thing" is so tiresome

  • Kirsty C
    Kirsty C Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Thankyou for being one of the few youtubers to do a positive take and show real understanding of what's considered "cringe" and how it ties into neurodivergence - so many youtubers seem to use it as a point of bullying (even funnier when they claim to be leftist) and it's really gross.
    Finding something you don't understand or find weird and jumping into shitting on it is reactionary behaviour, it's conservative. I'm glad more people aren't doing this and are questioning why people may like strange things and being open minded.

  • haechanahceah
    haechanahceah Bulan Yang lalu +2

    i love how instead of shaming furries, he educate us more about them and i gotta be honest, i was quite judgy towards furries before this but after watching kurtis talking abt them and how some people on the autism spectrum finds comfort in furries, it really help me open my mind to the fandom!! Happy resting kurtis !!

  • IMMABADASS PINEAPPLE
    IMMABADASS PINEAPPLE Bulan Yang lalu +4

    YES FINALLY THANK YOU KURTIS!!! ive been thinking abt this and feeling the same way for a while now, bc i really never saw anything wrong with furrys despite so many people criticising them, save for the few individuals that are always present in likem every fandom ever. the bottom line for everything is, if it doesnt affect you, or harm anyone, then leave it alone. its not your problem. let people enjoy the harmless things they want to

  • Georgia Moran
    Georgia Moran Bulan Yang lalu +21

    I used to think that when a music artist harmonized with themselves in a song they had a special ability to sing two different words at once

  • Wolfie Gamble
    Wolfie Gamble 2 bulan yang lalu +1691

    Cringe culture is like- a way too socially acceptable way to make fun of neurodivergent people, and it pisses me off because it ruined my self esteem as a kid

    • Ibrahim Kante
      Ibrahim Kante 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Savannah Darling I don’t understand what you were trying to say here. And for the record, im in middle school

    • Ibrahim Kante
      Ibrahim Kante 2 bulan yang lalu

      @SpaceLevi mb I guess

    • toluca
      toluca 2 bulan yang lalu

      @zirconium hey, buddy, your deeply buried insecurities are showing.

    • SpaceLevi
      SpaceLevi 2 bulan yang lalu

      @Ibrahim Kante No, but the commenter was talking about neurodivergency and then you put get better which can mislead ppl really easily. Also it's sort of ironic that you'd made a reply that isn't exactly obviously a joke under a bunch of neurodivergents lmao /nm

    • paris
      paris 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      @nevaeh Thank you! I completely agree with you! This comment section just shows me that we have a long way to go as a society with how people treat and view neurodivergent people.

  • YagiヤギDi星Hoshi
    YagiヤギDi星Hoshi Bulan Yang lalu +5

    Wow, dude, thanks for having this be a video that breathes for a bit on your channel. Very much appreciated by us furries/furry-adjacents

  • NadineNC
    NadineNC Bulan Yang lalu +4

    Thanks for doing such a positive and accepting video. While I'm not a furry myself, I have a very close friend who is. She's experienced a lot in her life and the furry community is an outlet for her to relax and feel accepted. She's amazingly creative and has made her own fursuits that are actually pretty high quality for a non-professional and she does SFW art commissions in her free time.
    I know that a few years back I would have been of the opinion that furries are cringe. But once I took some time to really know the community, I began supporting them. What the community has given to my friend is so important and I hope that all furries get to feel accepted and welcome some day.

  • Moony
    Moony 14 hari yang lalu +3

    Actually the point you made about neurodivergency and finding comfort in having a point of connection was a really interesting and eloquent. I never thought of it in that respect even as a person who is neurodivergent. I can no longer make fun of furries 😔

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      Tele-Gram Me @Griffin_Frenchie1 3 hari yang lalu

      ⬆️ʏᴏᴜ'ᴠᴇ ᴡᴏɴ 🏆 ᴀ ᴘʀɪᴢᴇ 🥳
      ꜱᴇɴᴅ ᴍᴇ ᴀ ᴛᴇʟᴇɢʀᴀᴍ ᴍᴇꜱꜱᴀɢᴇ🥳!!

  • Screpdoodle
    Screpdoodle 17 hari yang lalu +8

    Cringe culture is dead, our god Kurtis Conner killed it

  • Miles Solomon
    Miles Solomon 2 bulan yang lalu +941

    Could you imagine being a sick-ass baller furry walking down the street then some guy in a flaming tour bus sticks his head out the window and gawks at you?

    • voxalice [vox-ull]
      voxalice [vox-ull] 2 bulan yang lalu

      @yes Isn't It Ironic

    • Goofy ahh
      Goofy ahh 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      @yes thx

    • yes
      yes 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      Here is the full clip : use antibot software
      idclips.com/video/mCfYi7634rU/video.html

    • nuulcoolpro
      nuulcoolpro 2 bulan yang lalu +18

      @Secret consider getting your account back

    • Secret
      Secret 2 bulan yang lalu +3

      Here is the full clip : when i met kurtis
      idclips.com/video/mCfYi7634rU/video.html

  • imapython
    imapython 17 hari yang lalu +1

    there's a fascinating phenomenon of incredibly niche jobs with extremely high paychecks almost always being inhabited by furries. that's why they can afford to commission fursuits and fanart; because they fill these really important roles that nobody would even think about

  • Unboiled Egg
    Unboiled Egg Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I think my issue with furries was that I was taught it was a whole weird kink thing and was almost exclusively sexual rather than the other way around. I do also hate the style of most of the fursuits but I started to come around on it when will Toledo showed off his fursona trait and the suit was actually sick as hell, I think I just hate the cartoon look

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      Hello 🎉❤️
      A big congratulations to you fan... you're selected among my channel prize winner 🔛🔝 Thanks for watching and commenting 🎁🎉

  • katiee
    katiee 23 hari yang lalu +2

    probably the best take on furries ive ever heard