Someone Was Banned For Saying They Wanted To Bone Tony The Tiger
In 2015, it became a running joke in the furry community to flirt with the Tony the Tiger account on Twitter because, well, look at the guy. He's strong, committed to living a healthy lifestyle, good with kids, is presumably rolling in Frosted Flakes money ... hell, we'd hook up with him too, under the right circumstances.
But because this is the internet, there's no joke that can't be taken too far. Tweets soon went from "I need more of daddy Tiger in my life" to blunt comments like "Send dick pics" and "Do the same thing in my mouth but not with milk please" (you can figure out the context there for yourself). The poor intern running @realtonytiger, understandably not wanting the mentions of a family friendly cereal mascot to overflow with hardcore animal erotica, began blocking furries. This led to the official Chester Cheetah account opening Cheeto-dusted arms to anyone looking for a new beau, because modern capitalism is much stupider than anyone could have ever predicted.
In the middle of this erotic madness, Alex Boivin was handed a week-long ban from Twitter for saying "I'd fuck that tiger."
Boivin wasn't even part of the furry onslaught -- he simply saw a promoted Tweet pop up in his feed and decided that he wanted to f- ... mess with the advertisement. Meanwhile, people who said things like "I want you to pour that milk all over my cereal and then let me nut while I watch you eat it" went unpunished -- although maybe punishment is what they wanted, so perhaps that's for the best.
Boivin pointed out what's going to be a running trend in this piece: While he was banned for making what was far from the filthiest sex joke at the expense of a corporate mascot, countless other people were allowed to continue screaming about the need to commit genocide in America without so much as a slap on the wrist. Maybe we need to get them to sexually harass Tony the Tiger? That ... that can't be the solution, right?
An Irishman Was Suspended For Tweeting "Cracker"
In Ireland, saying "That's a cracker!" means "That's great." We guess that it also literally means "That is a cracker" in food-based contexts. But in America, for the benefit of our Irish readers, "cracker" is a "derogatory" term for white people, in particular poor white people. And Twitter's inability to parse context led to the suspension of Irishman Danny Morrison for a period of 24 hours that were probably pretty confusing to him.
Someone had tweeted two pictures of Adele at Morrison for reasons that Irish journalists were woefully inadequate in failing to establish, and Morrison responded to one with "That's a cracker," presumably because he's an Adele fan. This earned him a ban and a flummoxed Irish news article.
The Belfast Telegraph