Safe to say that anything that appears as a NY Times trend piece or in Adbusters is guaranteed to be about 90% bullshit.
From some people I think hipster-bashing is actually disguised anti-intellectualism, eg. ’you’re not really into those books and films and bands, you just pretend to be’… as if having enthusiastic and knowledgable interest in more obscure music/film is categorically indicative of being a poser.
Most people who refer to others as ‘hipsters’ are just trying to discount their tastes by accusing them of pretending to like things to feel better than other people.
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That isn’t necessarily true… but I would agree that hipster-bashing is just as pathetic as being a hipster. Either way, you’re trying too hard/caring too much.
Hipster bashing is a bit pointless because anyone whose tastes in art are flimsy and trendy don’t deserve a second glance. The worst part about hipsters though is the way they dress!
Ok, I’m just going to come out and say it: I AM A HIPSTER. Yeah, that’s right. Me, a genuine hipster in the flesh.
If anybody has got a problem with me then let’s hear it.
Or, if anybody has questions about the oft-misunderstood and elusive hipsters and hipster culture – here is your chance to ask a genuine hipster!
Ok, just to sharpen this look at hipsters as braindead consumers: would anybody care to offer a compare-and-contrast between the hipster and, say, the emo or the goth? These last two groups bring, ahh, certain psychological issues to their cultural consumption.
Emos are deeply uncool as they’re emo simply because they don’t know any better.
Goths are cool because they’re both more authentic and more funny to laugh at.
anyone here a faux-hipster?
So if emos got their act together, they’d go goth?
And if I’m highjacking the thread anyway, what was that movie with the goth girls who became werewolves? Canadian maybe? That was cool.
‘Ginger Snaps’ was the movie.
YEEAAAHH, that’s what I thought. You’re all tough talking when you’re trashing hipsters behind my back, but none of you dare to say that stuff to my face.
Pfft, wussies. You all probably shop at the Gap.
You’re all tough talking when you’re trashing hipsters behind my back, but none of you dare to say that stuff to my face.
I think hipsters are pathetic… or rather, I think giving yourself a stereotype is pathetic. You’re welcome.
Woah, someone had to get all serious. Where is your tolerance, your openmindedness of others different from yourself?
Open your mind and live without prejudice, Lona.
L WEST, a real hipster would never admit to being a hipster and that’s a fact. This (minus the homophobic words) sums everything up pretty well. Also, this.
Look, Fatima I almost puked reading that. ‘Oh, a hipster does this, a hipster does that’.. shut your mouth. I was a hipster before any those posers in that nauseating article, so if anyone gets to dictate what a hipster does or does not do, it’s me, ok? I suffered for my aesthetic superiority; I was a trailblazer that paved the path for others to follow.
emo and goths can barely be compared to the hipster. Emos at least believe in something. They love The Cure or Ian Curtis or something. Hipsters are constantly changing what they like, jumping from one thing to the next. They don’t believe in anything, it’s just a constant struggle to be cooler than anyone else. I’ll take a Goth any day if it means I don’t have to look at that stupid smirk and big glasses.
“I suffered for my aesthetic superiority”
lol. I rest my case. =)
ummmm….im pretty sure the mumblecore movement of film via the Duplass Bros. and even some Wes Anderson films seem to be more pointed at hipsters than (500)Days of Summer.
(500) Days of Summer is a movie that has it’s heart on it’s sleeve and it’s itunes playlist wide open for everyone to see and enjoy—besides, when the hell did Hall&Oates become hipster-esque?
When they were put in 500 Days of Summer….
(I don’t necessarily believe that, I’m just answering the question)
Someone settle this debate between a friend and I…
If someone acts like a hipster but they act that way because they actually like that music, that fashion, etc. are they considered a hipster? I always connected hipsters with those who practice that culture in an attempt to be cool. So does hipster always have negative connotations or can there be an actual cool and not phony hipster?
Oh and by the way I love (500) Days of Summer. Just throwing it out there.
So does hipster always have negative connotations or can there be an actual cool and not phony hipster?
Good question… I, personally, would say a hipster is anyone who fits the bill—even if they aren’t just trying to be cool because it is something that people judge almost solely on physical appearance so there really isn’t any way to distinguish phony from sincere.
I guess now that the hipster aesthetic has become so mainstream thanks to the likes of stores like Urban Outfitters, you can’t really distinguish a phony phony from a real phony just by appearance. Ha.
Drew, you’re right. A hipster likes things to seem cool. They don’t actually have real passions. Generally speaking, they’re jaded and apathetic because actually caring about things is not cool. So, their interest in the arts is usually very superficial which is why they’re always accused of being pseudo-intellectual. You should hear this one girl I know talk about Albert Camus. Jeezuz!
how to spot a hipster.
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Get a load of these f&^%ing hipsters!
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I think in the last few years indie/electronic has been in the ascendent and hip-hop and metal have become tired and lame and cliched which has led to a lot of hip-hop thugs and metal dudes getting pissed off that girls are paying more attention to the artsy, intellectual guys then they are to them…hence all the sneering about ‘hipsters’. Huge overgeneralization, I know, but I think there’s some truth to it.
Almost always though the ‘hipster’ is just a big, fat, imaginary strawman created by the media by journalists and bloggers who are desperate for something to write about.
I think in the last few years indie/electronic has been in the ascendent and hip-hop and metal have become tired and lame and cliched…
This is the only half-sensical thing you’ve said. I’m sorry, “hipster” or whatever it may be is now pop. In fifty years you’ll be in the library next to Britney Spears, boybands, Snoop Dogg etc. with your plaid shirts, scarves, messenger bags, Arcade Fire and coy pond Japanese-styled tattoos. You can even take your bicycles, I won’t mind.
“I suffered for my aesthetic superiority” – lol. I rest my case. =)
He’s not trying to ironic? Ayyy….
“your plaid shirts, scarves, messenger bags, Arcade Fire and coy pond Japanese-styled tattoos. You can even take your bicycles, I won’t mind”
Well, you got 0 out of 6 on me.
Yeah, I don’t do the little “; )” -wink thing when I’m joking. It kind of kills the joke when you have to spell it out. Sorry for the confusion and for getting you all riled up over the evil, imaginary hipster.