Tony the Tiger gets harassed by furries all the time on Twitter

But is it grrrreeat?


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published Nov 5, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 4:49 pm CDT

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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*First Published: Nov 5, 2015, 6:53 pm CST