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Starting a thread since the other one got sagebombed.

Remember your childhood?

Samurai Pizza Cats
Monster Rancher
Hello Kitty
Maya the Bee

Now think to today. Any time that we have a main character that is a furry everybody screams "furfag" and "kill it with fire" and the like. Why? We grew up as children with these anthropomorphic animals. Did we dress up as them? Sometimes, but for one day a year and we got free candy for it. We didn't go to conventions dressed up as them, we didn't have sex wearing them, we didn't believe we were them. We acknowledged that they were a anime or video game, and accepted them.

tl;dr we grew up enjoying furries. Rule 34 turned us against our childhoods.