Not to get everyone riled up, but San Diego Comic-Con International’s management team just sent out a bulk email informing attendees of this year’s show that strollers (both regular and jogging) are no longer allowed within most areas of the convention space.
Meanwhile, dudes creepily dressed as Pedobear and… creatures dressed as furies will be allowed in without so much as a second thought by convention security.
I wonder if the management considered that, without a means of strapping the young’uns into a cloth prison with wheels, there is a good possibility that the number of wandering children on the convention floor will multiply exponentially. Obviously, I don’t have to explain to anyone reading why the Pedobear cosplayers are likely giddy with excitement by this development. But the problem of those goddamn Yiffing furies in this scenario is worth an explanation.
See, kids usually identify adults wearing big cuddly fuzzy costumes as friendly animals that are coincidentally also found within Disney theme parks. That means there’s a good change that the kids will dart over and start hugging anyone that fits this description. It’s pretty disgusting to think about the last time any of those fury costumes were dry cleaned for… um… really evil stains, but you’re also putting those kids at risk of contracting herpatigitus A, B, and C, as well as lord knows what else.
Not only is this gross, but it’s irresponsible to do something that will actually increase the number of kiddos wandering around the convention space.
So seriously Comic-Con management (and San Diego Fire Marshall), think of the children.
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