A Democratic councilman in a Connecticut town was forced to resign from his position after he was outed as a “furry”—a subculture whose members wear full-body anthropomorphic animal suits. The town’s mayor said the councilman’s resignation was ordered because he indicated that he “tolerated” rape in his furry profile.
New Milford councilman and Democrat Scott Chamberlain resigned after first defending his extracurricular hobby, which involves role-playing or even living as an animal. Many furries adopt “fursonas” and believe themselves to have the souls of typically wild animals like wolves, bears, and foxes. The lifestyle is often sexual in nature.
Screenshots of his alter-ego from a furry Internet website called sofurry.com circulated to his colleagues on the town council, which prompted Mayor David Gronbach to demand his resignation, stating that he expected town officials to be held to a “higher standard,” per the Washington Examiner.
“It’s nothing to do with sex; it’s an interest in cartoon animals,” said Chamberlain in an interview with the Danbury New Times on Thursday in defense of the activity.
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