An Australian diehipster.com reader sent me this link to an article where the writer/hipster defender uses homophobia as the reason why we do not like hipsters. It’s one of many made up reasons to defend the most annoying ‘subculture’; other ones include that we are racist even though I personally grew up with people of all colors of skin, and many different nationalities and religions. Then there’s the excuse that we can’t keep up with style and social change; that we aren’t familiar with art or good music or good food or culture. Or that we don’t like ANYONE moving into our neighborhoods. All bullshit.
There is a difference between being homophobic and finding straight men who are effeminate annoying – polluting the world normal men live in. Where real men once worked hard and supported families and now have been pushed out of their neighborhoods so emotional gardeners can prance around with lattes supporting their attention-needing hipster lifestyle. I have no problem with gay people; I have some gay friends, I have some straight friends that have many gay friends – gay is not the issue. Hating on someone because they are smug, pretentious, wear condom-width jeans and emulate lumberjacks even though they can barely lift a bag of cotton balls does not make you homophobic.
Here are some real reasons why hipster hate is so strong:
Hipsters have doubled and tripled our rents.
Hipsters have jacked up the price of coffee and food.
Hipsters over use certain words like: local, organic, sustainable, and urban.
Hipsters have filthy facial hair; beards and moustaches belong on certain men – not every last gentrifier that moves to Brooklyn.
Hipster love paving our streets with bike lanes yet 90% of them are unused. They don’t know how to ride bikes in a city and chain their vintage Schwinns all over the place.
Many hipsters are hypocrites – they claim organic is healthier (which it isn’t) and want to line our streets with rainbow kale and fountains that spout hand-crafted artisanal water yet they smoke, drink, and do drugs constantly.
Hipsters are music, art and literature snobs. It’s impossible to have a normal conversation with one without them trying to show you their superiority even though they have none.
Hipsters avoid all types of born and raised locals of the city they move to. Here in Brooklyn, if they hear a real Brooklyn accent you are immediately looked at as an uncultured idiot or an unlawful brute.
Hipsters can be found at all hours of a normal working day just walking around like zombies in their wannabe rock star and artist uniforms somehow managing to pay for overpriced rents, foods, and accessories. (Somehow = parents)
Hipsters make males look bad: they strive to have the physiques of Shaggy, Nancy Reagan, Olive Oyl, spatulas, toilet brushes, PEZ dispensers, and parking meters.
Hipsters’ main idea is to be different from normal society yet have to be the biggest group of conformist this planet has ever seen.
This list can go on and on – but I guess that article is right: It’s purely about homophobia.