A New Milford Town Council member has resigned after a clamor over personal details of his life.
First term Democrat Scott Chamberlain will be leaving all of his town posts as of Monday. The Newstimes reports that this stems from a Facebook forum post by a resident of several screenshots of Chamberlain’s profile from a private website catering to so-called furries. It's a subculture of adults who dress in mascot-like animal costumes, attend role-playing conventions and interact regularly online.
Part of the profile said Chamberlain tolerates rape. He told the publication that the site sorts topics into categories: loves, likes, tolerates and hates. He added that his interest in the furry community was a harmless hobby about cartoon animals, not sex.
The New Milford Democratic Town Committee opened their headquarters on Bank Street last night, with a small group of protesters reportedly outside.
Chamberlain told the paper that someone must have created an account just to get private information on him.