Remember furries on CSI?
Those of you who remember the article from a short while back discussing an episode of the show CSI that would feature furry fans from our own SoCal group might want to check this out. It seems someone's efforts to give the fandom yet another black eye have sadly succeeded.As copied down from the original forwarded message:
From: David Parenteau
Subject: Fwd: 'CSI' : OK, *now* I'm upset.
Hey, all. In my previous post on the upcoming 'CSI' episode including furries, I tried to take a positive stance on the situation. But my optimism has been somewhat dampened now, thanks to a comment made by actress Marg Helgenberger before last night's Emmy Awards.
... When they (the interviewers) spoke to Helgenberger, they asked her what was the most bizarre thing she had learned in her now three-plus years of doing the show... Marg talked about furries. To the best of my recollection, her answer was "We just shot a show about furries and plushies... this whole sub-culture of people who dress up in animal costumes and have sex. I don't know. I'm not judging."
Gee, Marg. Thanks for not judging. You're asked about the most bizarre or amazing thing you've learned from the show, and you don't talk about (forensic science)... Or about the evil that drives people to commit cold-blooded murder. No, those things pale in comparison to furries. What freaks of nature we are.
-- There was more to the message, but that is the jist of it for purposes here. The original author did include an address for those who wish to speak their mind (politely, one would hope!) to Miss Helgenberger. This address, again care of the original missive, is at:
c/o CBS TV City
7800 Beverly Blvd. Rm. 18
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2165
(Most of the preceding was originally written down by FurryFury AKA ChrisMouse -- who I trust is okay with seeing it here).
So again, furry tries to put its best foot forward only to have some dolt promptly shoot it off. Sigh. I imagine that furs will be even more paranoid than ever about talking to the media after this. Then again, now, we may well have good reason to be.