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Furry artist finds a sticker of his ‘fursona’ on a cop’s gun—and Twitter loses it
This is a wacky Twitter tale for the ages.
Jean Baxter Todd, a gay Argentinian artist living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, first posted a video on Thursday showing an American police officer filling out paperwork. A close-up of the cop’s holstered firearm reveals a sketch from Todd on the bottom of his magazine—and it’s Todd’s fursona with the caption “i am useless and gay” written on its shirt.
“I don’t know what’s worse, the fact there’s someone out there selling stickers of my art and a fucking COP bought one to put it on his gun, or the fact someone actually recognized it as my art when they saw it,” Todd tweeted.
Soon, Todd’s tweets blew up, causing the internet to wonder why a cop would have a gay fursona on his magazine. And that’s when the police officer in question contacted Todd. Yes, the tweets found its way to the owner of the fursona-decorated gun.
“Dude my buddy made a few stickers to throw on his computer and I was like ‘I want one,'” the officer told Todd, “and then the department made some dumb policy to identify our magazines in the case of an [officer involved shooting]. So… that was my identification because… I’m gay and it’s funny.”
Even with the mystery brought to its conclusion, Twitter walked away with more questions than answers about the cop.
Turns out there are good cops out there after all.
Todd’s followers went on to show off other furry-based firearm decals too, albeit some more realistic than others.
At any rate, it seems Todd’s fan in the American police force will have plenty of furries to hang out with at the shooting range. That sounds just like Zootopia, right?
Ana Valens is an LGBTQ reporter and essayist for the Daily Dot. Her work has previously appeared in Bitch, the Establishment, Vice's Waypoint, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.