For a few days each year, Texans of the furry persuasion head down to the Crowne Plaza North Dallas-Addison to let their fur flag fly at the annual Furry Fiesta fandom convention.
But one guest — let's call him Tony A. — found it outrageous that his children were allowed to witness adults parade around in animal costumes outside of, say, any theme park or sporting event or Chuck E. Cheese's since the invention of mascots, and posted a smoldering anti-furry jeremiad on the hotel's TripAdvisor page.
It's a long one, so here are a few select passages that convey the crux of Tony A.'s "yiff in Hell" indignation (sic where appropriate):
In regards to problems, these made for a horrific stay. First of all, I like to bring up the ineptitude of the groups department on scheduling a Furry Convention of unacceptable adults, along with a young girls and boys cheerleading team. The things that our children (ages 4-17) witnessed there, are the kinds of things that we as parents hate to even think that they would be exposed to. My 10 year old daughter and my 8 year old son witnessed lude and lascivious behavior in the pool, outside by these furry people.
These "people",if I can call them that, were doing unspeakable things outside on the hallways and in their rooms with their doors open. I got into an argument and almost a physical confrontation with two of them because they screamed at a kid that was speaking loudly in the hallway, as they were walking by him, and insulted him with major profanity…this was a 10 year old, folks. Lucky for this kid, my good friend's kid, I came out of my room at the same exact time as they walked by him and confronted them. On another instance, three of these "people" had very dirty and awful comments for a couple of our 6 year old girls. The comments to myself and the girls' parents were offensive and almost turned things violent as the fathers weren't exactly too happy with them. [...]
I am not sure if you folks know what a Furry Rave is. A regular rave is a party where folks dance, drink, party and do their drugs. A regular rave would have been unacceptable then. A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave. That is not only unacceptable for a guest, it should have been unacceptable to this hotel. How did I find out all of these details about this "rave" and what these furry conventions are about? GOOGLE!!!!! How hard is it for someone to do a little due diligence before they schedule something like this? This research took me 5 MINUTES to do. How do these people schedule these two groups together????
Read the rest here.
In response, the hotel's general manager reached out to Tony A. and has apparently provided him with sufficient restitution, because the raging review has since disappeared (thankfully, Google Cache remembers all).
As this year's Furry Fiesta appears to have gone ahead as scheduled, it seems the hotel has wisely chosen not to sever their ties with the anthropomorphic art community over the displeasure of a single furryphobe.