Tony the Tiger

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But is it grrrreeat?

As we’ve seen over and over again, women tend to face more harassment on Twitter and other social media outlets than their male counterparts.

But there are very few anecdotes of the pestering that imaginary pop-culture characters face when they dare to wade into the sometimes-toxic depths of Twitter.

And the face of such harassment seems to be Tony the Tiger. In case you somehow don’t know the wily feline and the way he lords over Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal, here’s an example of the virility and stability he’s brought to Kellogg’s commercials for more than 60 years.

But as Christopher Wallace once might have said, more celebrity, more problems. And in Tony’s case, it’s a problem that some in the furry community can’t seem to stop tweeting at him.

So, that’s interesting, and for now, it’s unclear whether Tony the Tiger likes the human attention he’s receiving. But as far as we can tell, he’s also not being tweeted dick picks. Unlike another feline character you might know.

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H/T Gawker | Photo via RealTonyTiger/Twitter

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is the Weekend Editor for the Daily Dot and covers the world of YouTube. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He’s also a longtime sports writer, covering the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.

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