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Atlanta's Rock 100.5 Broadcasts "Furry Convention Undercover"

The Regular Guys from Rock 100.5 invaded Furry Weekend Atlanta. They used information they pulled from twitter.

They quote tweets from @Bad_Dragon, @Lupinesilver @Kravenlupei @Tigerafterdark and others. Include talking about the cerberus sheath from Fetish Zone.

Jaeger Fuchs states “For the record, Fetish Zone did not host any Cerberus parties at FWA as mentioned at the end of this broadcast.” FNN has confirmed this from multiple sources. Fetish Zone did not host such a party.

The radio hosts used Twitter to find and invade private room parties.

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Thanks to @ScottJFox for the tip

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67 responses

  1. Pandez

    #furriesruineverything …. especially our own reputation *le sigh*

    March 22, 2011 at 1:15 am

    • This doesn’t surprise me. The best stories, i.e. the most popular ones, all involve the most outrageous things they can find, so of course the person drinking out of a horse dildo will be in it. No one cares about the normal furries, they want the fucking crazy ones that make us all look bad because it will get them air time, which will make them famous. To put it simply, they step on us to make themselves look bigger.

      March 22, 2011 at 2:39 am

      • Anonymous

        I’d care about “normal furries”–if I could find one.

        March 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

      • Pandez

        I’d like to think i’m one but i could be wrong lol

        March 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

  2. I can’t blame outsiders on their ignorance when most furries are so open about their fucking sex life. x_x

    March 22, 2011 at 1:29 am

  3. I lost a lot of furry pride after watching this video too. I mean, drinking beer out of a horse dildo? I mean, really? -_-

    March 22, 2011 at 1:32 am

    • Anonymous

      If you think about it, its not any more extreme than what you would expect to see out of a college frat house. (right up to the horse dildo even) They just slap the story with something that not everyone has heard of and suddenly it becomes dark and depraved, even if its something that reasonably normal people would do after getting a little too wild.

      March 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

  4. It basically boils down to “haters gonna hate”. It sucks that they feel the need to publicly broadcast it like the dbags they are :/

    March 22, 2011 at 1:51 am

  5. Adog95

    meh…don’t worry about it Kevin,the reporter is just a douche,seriously i don’t know why hes throwing everyones names out there,god |:/

    March 22, 2011 at 1:53 am

  6. G4 actually gets a media badge, attends the con, and posts good press. These clowns don’t, don’t, and… don’t. What a surprise.

    C’mon, cherry-picking tweets is like one step above using 4chan comments in your news article. Journalistic integrity does not exist on the radio, it seems…

    March 22, 2011 at 2:03 am

    • Anonymous

      Just searching #fwa2011 tags on Twitter, there’s lots of “cherries” to pick from…not that I wasn’t getting them on my timeline over the weekend, as it was.

      March 22, 2011 at 7:29 am

  7. Gearran

    These guys were barred from entering the con in ’09. Guess they decided they had to sneak in now.

    March 22, 2011 at 2:29 am

  8. Jaeger_Fuchs

    Wow… its quite obvious these guys are nothing but hacks looking for ratings by sneaking around in the shadows and speaking with any tail wearing attention seeker they can find. If they had sent a true reporter, gotten a proper press pass and fact checked, they would have presented a much different story about the fandom. For the record, Fetish Zone did not host any Cerberus parties at FWA as mentioned at the end of this broadcast.

    March 22, 2011 at 4:06 am

    • PeterCat

      Congratulations, you win the “well, duh!” award! Not all media are journalists seeking to tell the truth, or at least enough of the truth that they don’t get fired.

      Most media is in the boredom-killing business, and makes money by gathering as large an audience as possible of a desired demographic to sell to advertisers. Anything that furthers that goal is fair game.

      The fact that there are so many people in furry fandom willing to make it so easy for them isn’t their fault.

      March 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    • Victor W.

      I find it interesting that you say “Fetish Zone did not host any Cerebrus parties at FWA” so quickly, when that is not what the radio broadcast states. The radio personality indicated that he went to a party held by the “Cerebrus guys”. Based on his comments, I would have been prone to thinking it was BadDragon, since he mentions that table specifically in the broadcast. But since you were so specific in the comment you made, let’s get the clarification. Did you or did you not host a party at FWA where you had any wares out on tables where this individual might have seen them? Or would it have been BadDragon that had the “pyramid of lube” next to the items he was describing?

      March 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm

      • Jaeger_Fuchs

        Victor, Let me make this as clear as possible for you since your comments condemning Fetish Zone for this media coverage are unfounded.

        1. Fetish Zone or the “Cerberus Guys” did NOT host a party at FWA in any way or form.

        2. Fetish Zone did NOT have a pyramid of lube in the dealers room in any way or form.

        3. Fetish Zone did NOT post tweets regarding their table or parties in any way or form.

        Our company is VERY conscious about its overall image and impact to outsiders at each and every furcon we set-up at.

        If you had attended this convention you would have found our table to consist of only plush animals, t-shirts, collars and a small covered plastic case containing Cerberus for buyers over 18/+.

        March 23, 2011 at 2:40 am

      • Herpaderp

        1. Yes They Did

        2. Yes They Did

        3. Yes They did, but they removed them

        March 23, 2011 at 5:04 am

      • Jaeger_Fuchs

        Your confusing us with Bad Dragon.

        March 23, 2011 at 5:10 am

      • Victor W.

        Thanks for answering the question.

        It’s not intended to be confrontational, as I stated before, I’ve bought things from you in the past. The main issue is just being direct and honest with people. The reason for the directness is that the DJ’s very clearly stated they did not go to the dealer room. So any comments regarding what was in the dealer room are totally irrelevant.

        They only went to a room party. Since you state you didn’t have one, the original assumption is true, that BadDragon held one. And if it was BadDragon who was allowing non-attendees who turned out to be media into their room party, they are the ones who should be answering peoples’ inquiries and answering questions regarding damage to the convention’s image. You made yourself a target when you stated “for the record” that you didn’t do anything wrong when your company’s name wasn’t even in the mix. You may want to keep that in mind whenever things like this happen in the future.

        March 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      • The question that begs to be asked is why you are giving so much credit to a sensationalist talk show who based a 10 minute shock sketch off of what probably amounts to half assed “research” and a visit to the convention that (on air admittedly) violates FWA’s Attendance Policy? Certainly give them the benefit of the doubt over the well established dealer that paid legitimate money to the convention and followed the con’s dealer policies.

        Furthermore, even if Fetish Zone wasn’t in the picture, this piece would have still occurred and would have been just as problematic. Don’t put your blinders on Jaeger just because his business was mentioned. The reality is press like this has occurred countless times in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Every time this happens furs scream bloody murder, and then a week later life goes on and everyone forgets about this “horrible atrocity”. Welcome to being a member of a strange, growing and intriguing subculture. People are going to put a magnifying glass on us from time to time, probably moreso going forward. Big deal. None of this will matter.

        March 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      • Victor W.

        I actually didn’t give the radio jocks credit. If you look at the specifics in what I asked, I asked IF they had the party. Jaeger said he didn’t, and I’m not questioning his answer. The reason he got dragged into it was because his company wasn’t anywhere near being mentioned, and he threw out an official statement. That’s the surest way to draw attention to you. Remember the old phrase “Methinks thou doth protest too much”. If he wasn’t involved, there was no need put the name out there.

        I just call things like I see em. As I stated elsewhere, I don’t think there was any kind of convention specific problem with Jaeger. I just become quite suspicious when a third party says “Here’s what I saw” and someone who isn’t mentioned at all replies “For the record, that wasn’t me.” Once Jaeger said he didn’t hold a party, the question was closed as far as I was concerned.

        March 23, 2011 at 4:34 pm

  9. Another bunch of Howard Stern wannabees. Rock 100’s Arbritron ratings are in the toilet (20th in the Atlanta radio market) and they’re trying anything to get anyone to listen.

    All furs need to protect their tweets, otherwise this will happen again.

    March 22, 2011 at 4:32 am

  10. Mid

    Now, if furries didn’t do this kinda shit, we wouldn’t need to be hiding it, now would we?

    March 22, 2011 at 5:48 am

    • Victor W.

      This. Look, here’s the honest truth. There were dealers in the dealer den selling adult material. There is a dealer called “Fetish Zone” who does sell Cerebrus toys. (Whether in the room itself or through their web site, they still offer it.) The convention obviously condones the activity since they allow this dealer to be there. Since the convention allows it, it’s a part of the fandom. Unless people stop purchasing the objects, and conventions stop allowing dealers who sell that kind of merchandise (especially with a name like “Fetish Zone”) to be an active part of the dealer space, you will have people throwing it in your face. If you don’t like it, take it to the dealers who sell the shit or get the conventions to stop them from being a part of it, and get them out of the dealer rooms. If you don’t care, then it’s there and you don’t anything to worry about.

      March 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      • Jaeger_Fuchs

        Victor, have you even been to a funcon? Every convention is filled with dealers selling some type of adult materials; whether it be artwork, posters, books, cuffs, collars or adult toys. It’s part of our culture and to suggest to single out such dealers would result in a empty dealers room. These dealers clearly mark any of their adult material with 18/+ warnings as required by all conventions and minors are identified with a special color-coded badge so dealers can enforce this rule.

        The majority of the items Fetish Zone sells at conventions is PG rated and includes such items as plush animals, t-shirts, giftware, cuffs and collars. It appears you are blaming Fetish Zone for the actions of other companies and individuals based solely on our name. We are honored that our products are widely known, but Fetish Zone in NO way tweeted or promoted Cerberus or room parties at FWA-2011.

        March 23, 2011 at 4:38 am

      • You could’ve picked a better name than “Fetish Zone.” I realize I told you guys “no” when asked if you could have my domain Furryzone which I was using(wasn’t apparent), however there were plenty of names which are more PG oriented.

        March 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

      • Jaeger_Fuchs

        We are a fetish gear supplier, not a PG rated site, so our company name suits us perfectly for the market we are gathering too. Furry is the market we initially started in, but is only a small part of our overall business model today.

        March 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

      • Victor W.

        You didn’t answer the question. I’ll ask it again more bluntly. Are you the “Cerebrus guys” that the DJ’s found having a room party?

        And yes, I’ve been to furry cons and know what material is in the dealer room. I’ve even bought things from you in the past, so don’t get preachy. What I’m saying is that if conventions allow a dealer that specifically deals in fetish material, then they can’t publicly deny that there is sexuality being sold there. It’s that simple. There is a difference between selling books and art, and selling whips, collars, or cuffs. Look at the content of other types of a science fiction convention if you don’t believe that. You can find giftware, plush animals, t-shirts, books, and posters there too…but no sign of cuffs and collars. Those organizations don’t permit it.

        If you have a sexually charged name, it’s going to create an image. And if conventions say “No more of this”, then they have a leg to stand on in terms of the whole “family friendly thing”. At this point based on the tweet BadDragon, and your comments here, FWA has no business posting on their website that they are a family-friendly event. That’s the point of the statement.

        Now, stop side-stepping the question and answer it. Are you the the “Cerebrus guys” that the DJ’s found having a room party? If you held no room party, it’s fairly easy to honestly say you did not. If you did hold one, then just own up to it.

        March 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm

      • Victor W.

        You answered the question in a different location in the discussion. So again, thanks for clarifying that it was BadDragon that had the room party.

        March 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    • This is exactly what I’ve been preaching. Furries ruin their own reputation for the whole fandom. We need to exercise these type of crazed people from “Family oriented” events.

      March 23, 2011 at 5:37 am

      • Victor W.

        I believe the word you wanted to use was “exorcise” not “exercise”. That misspelling makes you seem like someone who heard a big word and wants to impress people by using it.

        And no, I don’t think the fandom needs to “exorcise” anyone from events. You are putting words in people’s mouths. Just because you don’t approve of something, does not make you the spokesman for the fandom. I don’t live by your idea of morality, and I don’t expect you to live by mine. I personally don’t think that an event who has dealers of fetish gear should be labeled “family friendly”. But change the event nature? No way. There were well over 1600 people there and it’s growing every year. So the convention is doing something right. If it’s not for you, don’t go. But unless you are part of the convention staff, don’t go around telling a successful event that they need to “kick out” members in good standing if they have not violated a convention rule.

        March 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

  11. Fuckingfurfags

    ITT: Furries mad because people made fun of things they did in public.

    Furries make furries look bad. End of story.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:13 am

  12. Why do I have a bad feeling someone is going to try and call in and further embarrass the fandom. v_v

    March 22, 2011 at 6:44 am

    • Bunnyboy1991

      I can just see the headlines on FNN for the next one of these stories: “Further Embarrassment at Further Confusion”

      March 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  13. Anonymous

    I take issue with them breaking down furries solely into babyfurs (“desire to be infantilized” really?) or bestiality fans. As to their observations, well, I can’t say I was surprised.

    March 22, 2011 at 7:46 am

  14. Silentwoodfire

    This is why I don’t use Twitter

    March 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

  15. SilverJackal

    These guys are sheer assholes. They are nothing but lowlifes that have nothing better to do than to pick around on twitter looking for anything sexual then use it to up their own ratings and look like bad-asses. Sure our furry community does things that may look wrong to others, but people only convey us as sick when they go LOOKING for only the sick stuff. If you guys at ROCK 100.5FM are nosing through here and read this, I hope you dicks burn in hell.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  16. Ratchet

    Alli can say is wow, this is more a case of a radio station being a bag of dicks then anything else. Sadly ill admit i loled a few times at what they had to say.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    • Kraven_Lupei

      Don’t worry, we all lol’d too.

      Apparently Twitter is a credible and reliable newssource that always tells the truth, and my quotia of one drunk tweet per con for humorous effect means I’m really a horny asshole XD

      Man, I’m a hyena, I do dirty, silly, random tweets all the time.

      Spread the word, the main 3 of us that are furs and not BD or FZ died laughing over this because while there is SOME truth in those tweets (IE the horse dildo shots, but not Lupine. It was someone else taking them, it was kinda funny), we’re not nearly in the least bit angry.

      Trust us, we had a good laugh and we’re moving on, as should the rest of the fandom.

      ~Signed some random-ass drunk blue hyena thing who is apparently a “big sweaty bear”. (lololololol)

      March 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

  17. ZanderWolfe

    just ignore it folks, of course your gonna have the people in this fandom who make us look bad…but we just need to power thru it and move on. Ignore all the negative media. If anyone wants to learn about us, they need to come to a RESPONSIBLE furry. So i repeat, ignore this and any other negative media and move on…its not worth the effort.

    March 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

  18. Wow, if anything that kind of scares me. Not for any furry reason but to know that there are such horrible people hiding at conventions ruining other peoples fun, I mean, it could have been me, it could have been anyone of us taking a jab just for press.
    Ugh, I hope they get banned from all conventions for that…

    March 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

  19. Nobuyuki

    hey guys, let’s form a lynch mob! That’s probably what the purpose of all that contact information at the bottom is for.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  20. Becvar

    I keep seeing comments about “journalistic integrity.” Since when is a radio DJ a journalist? If they had the ability to graduate from journalism school, or any personal integrity themselves, they’d be working for a newspaper or showing up on your TV at 6 o’clock. Radio DJs only care about getting listeners, because more listeners means that station won’t be going off the air and putting them back on the streets where they belong.

    March 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  21. Faolan

    It’s too bad that they’re only looking at one side of the fandom.

    And hey, it’s not we’re worse than people who enjoy watersports and scat -shrugs-

    March 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

  22. Faolan

    *it’s not like

    March 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    • Anonymous

      Some furries like those things. I don’t, but that does not matter.

      March 24, 2011 at 12:47 am

  23. Kodah

    haters gonna hate, so stay proud furries.

    March 22, 2011 at 9:35 pm

  24. Monfang

    Even Radio has trolls.

    This is to be expected. It’s a way for people to make ratings and should not surprise anyone. Just let it roll off of you like water off a duck and you’ll take the wind out of their sails.

    March 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

  25. Honestly? At this point? Who cares. Get a few thousand people in any one location and there’s bound to be a few interesting characters in the mix. Not just at a fur con, but anywhere. It looks bad from the outside, sure, but if people are going to search for the worst of the worst then they’ll find what they’re looking for.

    Never mind the charity work that furries do, going out of their way to do good deeds, people getting together as friends, creating, drawing, inspiring. Nevermind the furs who get together to help tsunami victims or go out into communities to make good impressions. If we let our collective selves get wrapped up in the bad aspects of anything we’ll eventually get dragged down by it.

    If you look hard enough you can find cracks in anything. Anything at all.

    These guys were looking for a weird story. It’s up to us to make a difference the rest of the time to show what good we /can/ do as a community.

    March 22, 2011 at 11:20 pm

  26. Nobuyuki

    It’s up to us to overreact and look really bad to anyone who is a casual observer

    March 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

  27. Ferretal

    guys i heard there are these people who go have sex, and sometimes they watch videos of people having sex, and they have sex toys its so weird. OH WAIT. THEY’RE CALLED HUMANS. every fandom has people having sex, rule 34 man, rule 34.so DONT be bashing on furries, anime people have hentai and theres even weirder stuff out there. you choose the strangest people to interview because the only thing you care about is more views on your radio show, do you have to sneak around and go stalk peoples twitter posts for the news people want to here? maybe you could be civilizied like attack of the show, who actually post the normal things that go on in the con.

    March 23, 2011 at 12:33 am

  28. Miloh

    I hope this won’t go on for much longer.
    Either it’ll come to a point where people have heard it all before and they just won’t care, or this fandom will eventually go mainstream and become accepted for what it really is. Both seeming farther and farther away every day.
    I still cringe every time I see or hear about people like this though.
    Mostly because I recently told one of my really good friends I was a furry and he was so focused on his preconceptions and lies he’d heard that he wouldn’t let me explain what it furry is really about.
    Even though these guys are worth the dirt they walk on, it still frustrates me to no end knowing that people like them cause my best friends think I’m a freak.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:30 am

    • Monfang

      I don’t think your ‘best friend’ should ever think you are a freak.

      March 23, 2011 at 5:51 am

  29. agh…I feel guilty…I was the one calling the ‘bear’ a con slut. We had just left the bar and were both very drunk, and I had been picking on him all night since he was flirting with everyone while drinking (part of his character)

    If they would have posted ANYTHING else I had said though about fursuiting being a great way to express yourself, put on a persona, or just get out of your own shell, then I wouldn’t be so upset. Pretty shitty since I asked before I was interviewed if they were doing this to put a bad light on us or not…

    March 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

    • Victor W.

      Lesson learned Holly. This is the reason why conventions tell attendees “Let us handle the media.” They are the ones who have the knowledge to be able to handle them, and they are the ones that need to deal with the fallout of bad interviews.

      March 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

  30. Arcana

    Honestly, people like these are never going to look at the good that a “odd” group does. They are always going to look at the fuck ups and flaws. Since they are a radio show, the populace is also going to believe them cause a ‘normal’ person can do /no/ wrong. We should expect shit like this to happen being in a less than average fandom. People are going to nitpick and pull out the most random weird shit, and pretend that that is the majority of what the rest of the fandom does.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  31. :ratty913 Now i see who the real dbags are here. And you fucks need somone to beat your fucking asses, Just for trying to bring down the fandom. Come to my place , and ill make you all wish your were never in my nabhood.

    March 24, 2011 at 1:25 am

  32. Kekron

    These guys are trolling. They should look into anime or comic cons. It’s just as bad there.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    • Inusan

      The largest fan based con in Atlanta is probably DragonCon. It’s been going on for many many years, is insanely large, and also has adult products on sale (BDSM Gear mostly). It normally gets really good press, though occasionally it also gets it’s share of “Look at the WEIRDOS” coverage.

      It’s going to happen. Media can always choose to go in looking of the ‘shock’ stuff, and they’ll find it.

      To a certain extent the fandom is yelling so loudly that we AREN’T sexually starve crazies, that we start to look like we protest to much. We’d probably do better to just admit that there is some sexual content / activity, but that it’s not the majority of furs interest. The more we yell, the more it looks like we have something sinister to hide.

      At some point we (the fandom) will become old and boring enough that the media will stop caring. They’ll find something newer and more shocking and go running off to that.

      March 25, 2011 at 4:11 am

      • Kekron

        Oh totally. When I describe the fandom to my friends they always bring up the stereotypes. To which I counter with just about that exact statement. That there are those in the fandom that are into that kind of stuff, but they are the minority. The majority of furs go to cons to chill and be furry :3.

        But my point is that as they were looking for shock factor, why not cover anime or comic cons? Plenty of shock factor there too.

        March 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

  33. Barney2347

    That was a Good Idea.This Messege is for Malo Next year can you please all more time on Fursuit Games.That was a Fun Part.

    March 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  34. Lunara

    Twitter lockdown. Make them all private. NOW. These pukes need to be blocked out completely. Bastards.

    March 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm

  35. All I can say before reading is who cares, laugh, invite them to come again next year, and move on.

    March 27, 2011 at 5:18 am

  36. You would think a rock station would be against conformity and support cultures built upon sex drugs and rock and roll…

    Posers…

    April 1, 2011 at 12:33 am

  37. Jonathan Hughes

    I wish humans would be like Adam and eve before sin entered the world ,and be as unaffected by whatever sexuality even as a dog is unaffected,and be more like God with unconditional love. Then humans will not give a rip about furry sex in furry suits or zoosexual sex because they will be perfected in Christ.
    1 John 4 ,12,
    If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us
    War is not love.Humans should stop the war with whoever.
    King James Bible,Galatians 3:28
    Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

    The he is Jesus who is love,and his love has no Shadow in turning.
    James 1:17, KJB,Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

    That love does not spy on humans to try and find fault with anyone.Humans did that to a perfect man named Jesus who is also the father who is Lord. The DJs in Atlanta should repent to God in secret,and say they are sorry for acting unchristian toward the furries and whatever sexuality,and also publicly apologize for their cruelty for trying to do what the scribes, and Pharisees did to Jesus. Sex is not bad,but what the DJs did is bad,bad,bad soul killing bad. Jesus heals, and drys tears,and comforts hearts,and edifies humans ,and does only,and I mean only good things.

    April 1, 2011 at 5:01 am

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