Well guess Im never running for office
Now ain't trying to kinkshame (because lord why would I) and think this whole thing is unfortunate, but the bolded is the only really problematic part in my eyes
A Connecticut resident found Democrat Scott Chamberlain’s profile on sofurry.com, took screenshots and posted them on community Facebook pages to embarrass the politician
It worked, as he resigned almost immediately.
Chamberlain’s profile showed he liked to be called Gray Muzzle the fox and was happy to divulge his sexual likes and dislikes even saying he ‘tolerated’ rape.
And it emerged he wrote erotic furry fiction under a pen name which had got him hundreds of followers
EDIT explanation on why those kinks were on display the way the were:
However, he insisted his own participation had ‘nothing to do with sex; it’s an interest in cartoon animals.’
For the new page:
PLEASE, take this article with a barrel of salt. This is an issue with SoFurry's tag system.
Firstly, this guy has the most vanilla stories and comics I've ever seen.
This article breaks down how the SoFurry tag system works. In context, you can filter content with "loves", "likes", "tolerates", and "hates". The filters you use are available publicly, which leads to situations like these. I can almost guarantee he meant it in context of fictional art.
More info on SoFurry's GUI design here: https://www.flayrah.com/7083/furry-c...sign-flaws-are
UPDATE: SoFurry has fixed their tag system so this doesn't happen again.
From the above article:
This is simply a bad UI. "Tolerates" was on the negative side of the preferences. It could have easily gone into the tag filter if wasn't so oddly placed.
I'm not sure to be honest. If you're in any sort of public role, things get dicey. Fantasies/kinks can get weird really fast. It doesn't mean you want to endulge in