by Patch O'Furr
After the shooting tragedy at Pulse in Orlando, claims came out that a fellow furry named “Kodakoda Coyote” was among the victims. I thought, how sad… people need to hear. I did basic checking and saw a FurAffinity account for that name. There was no content but the name was 4 years old and not obviously recent. It was filling with comments of sympathy from other furs.
I took the bait like a dummy. The “Kodakoda” story went out in record time for this site. It got a lot of sharing. I doggedly repeated the two-source thing for a bit. The sympathy came before I posted, but my article spread the hoax a little – thanks for taking me to school, all of you.
SebastianLoFR was called out for being shifty. He put out an incredibly stupid cover story that he got “trolled” from a 4-hour-old account “EOStudlover”. (Hmm, who made that?) After a while, tweets and accounts were deleted.
.@SebastianLoFR I cried when I heard a furry died. I have friends in Orlando; it could have been them. At least be an adult and say sorry.— firstname.lastname@example.org (@MoguBlu) June 13, 2016
So apparently Kodakoda dying is made up. Some douche decided to spread lies for their own enjoyment and for attention. Makes me angry.— Artemis Bobcat (@ArtemisBobcat) June 13, 2016
SMH. we try to verify everything. In the aftermath yesterday we retweeted/furry killed in Orlando. Apparently faked. https://t.co/k2ZxmXpPFt— Furry News Network @ FWA (@furrynewsntwk) June 13, 2016