Public Facebook Group "Muscle Bears" Proudly Bans POC
A public Facebook group titled “Muscle Bear” sounds like it would totally hot to check out, right?
Furry, buff guys - what’s not to like?
Well, aside from racism?
According to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, when a person attempts to join the group, you’re asked a series of questions.
The first question: “Wherea[sic] are you from?”
The second is a link to a NSFW pic of woofy actor/model/designer Matthew Camp. For those of you aren't aware, here's a visual of the woofy Mr. Camp. Enjoy :)
For clarity - Matthew Camp is not a member of the Facebook group.
Then there’s the third statement, and here’s where the snag comes in. “If you are Asian or African do not join the group because it will be blocked from this group.”
Some members of the group say they are concerned folks will think each of the 18,000+ members are bigots.
“As a member, this makes us all appear to be racists by being complicit,” he writes. “I’m asking people to reach out and ask why this [policy] has been added. And if it’s not removed, I’m asking people to quit and report the group as hate speech.”
Several members told SDGLN the screening statement was not there when they joined and believe it was added by one of the admins later on.
SDGLN reports they reached out to the admin about the discriminatory statement but received no answer.
Since the story was initially reported the statement has apparently been removed, which doesn’t mean the group isn’t still being discriminatory. It could mean they’re just hiding it now.
As we close this sad tale, here's a reminder of all the diverse kinds of hotness we can enjoy: