On September 16, 2009 Chew Fox and her mate Tom Cat were featured on The Tyra Banks Show to discuss fursuit sex. Chew Fox wrote a Fur Affinity journal entry explaining their reason for doing so. Within three hours, at least 428 mostly negative comments were posted to it, after which Fur Affinity became offline for roughly half-an-hour. A subsequent journal entry garnered a similar level of commentary.
Fur Affinity ban
Within hours the journal entries disappeared, and Chew Fox's Fur Affinity account was banned, her user profile replaced with the message: "This account has been closed due to the following reason: User has brought shame to the entire fandom for their own personal self gain." After many mocking user page shouts were left by irate users, this was replaced with "Trolling shouts or otherwise harassing comments against this user will result in action being taken against your account. What happened has happened, but further trolling and attacks against the user will not be accepted. Please refrain from shouting on her shoutbox at this time. She is not able to defend at this time and it's considered spam."
Fur Affinity ban removal
Dragoneer apologized for his actions and that he regretted saying some things, saying that Chew Fox's FA account had been temporarily blocked to "prevent drama against her and for site stability." By September 19, her account had been reinstated. Several members were banned after leaving offensive shouts on her user page.
After having her page reinstated and a brief period of inactivity, Chew Fox posted a new journal in an attempt to clarify a few things; notably that others had also expressed interest in the show, and that she and Tom Cat were not paid to appear on the show. These remarks, however, are unverified. Throughout the journal, Chew Fox makes it abundantly clear that she feels she has done nothing wrong, and is in fact proud of her appearance. She upholds this demeanor despite other people[who?] claiming loss of volunteer jobs and other inconveniences due directly to the Tyra episode.
Second Fur Affinity ban
Sometime in March or April, her Fur Affinity user profile was replaced with the message:
|Banned Mar 27, 2010 - threatening legal action against Fur Affinity, harassment, intentionally causing drama. -Neer|
This was caused when she walked by Dragoneer at FWA 2010 wearing a t-shirt that read "I crashed F.A. twice and all I got was this stupid shirt :3". Whether or not she walked past him intentionally is unknown; however, she has been subsequently banned with little chance of repeal.
- Announcement of Tyra Banks Show-Airing on Wednesday
- Main Thread of the discussion, with all the comments - 1.86 MB (download to view)
- Chewfox - Dragoneer's FA journal (17 September 2009)
- Disappointment... (with comments) 1.71 MB (download to view)