Clips of Tyra Banks being sat in between two furries at this week's Knicks/Nets game are going viral.
Yes, sat in "celebrity row" at the game were two furries, for some reason, on either side of Tyra.
The term "furry" basically refers to a community of people who adopt an anthropomorphic "fursona." Suits such as these can go for thousands of dollars.
The clip that began picking up steam was Tyra on the Jumbotron, covering her eyes with her hands as the two furries leaned over her to caress one another.
Tyra Banks is at Barclays Center tonight with a couple of furries pic.twitter.com/iAHe4ICl8H
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It is possible that it was a stunt of some kind, but it's not entirely clear in what way.
As The Cut noted, comedian Kareem Rahma posted footage of the evening where Tyra appeared to initially be chatting with and generally amicable with the furries — even doing a lil' dance at one point.
However, as the two kept leaning over her and even mimicking caressing the other's leg, Tyra appeared genuinely uncomfortable, even seemingly asking them to stop and trying to flag down a member of staff.
According to Kareem's video, the furries were later escorted out by security.
This probably goes without saying, but while being a furry is fine, please don't harass people.
BuzzFeed has reached out to representatives for Tyra Banks for comment.