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#1 Edited by soulfulsoul (144 posts) -

I just don't understand it. I usually have no trouble getting along with people, but I would have to say if there is one group of people I don't like it is hipsters. Maybe I don't understand the group, but it seems everything about them is fake. They wear ridiculous clothes just to look silly or unique, listen to music just because it is popular and new, and have horrific attitudes that are incredibly selfish. It seems like they are trying so hard to be a part of the group. When did trying to fit into such an awful stereotype become so popular? I am sure some are decent people, but why would they want to be a part of a group like this?! It seems to have just been in the last 4 years or so. Unfortunately theree are a ton in the city I'm from.

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I myself don't really know what exactly defines a hipster. I only began hearing it used in the last few years. All I know is that there is suddenly a group of really obnoxious people who dress in silly clothing, utilizing similar elements (neon / tight pants / big black glasses, outrageous hairstles) each trying to look more ridiculous than the other. Some listen to music they don't even like, but listen to it because it makes tham appear original or cool. No other social group (or even individuals) I have come across prior to the last five years have behaved or acted like this. Where did they come from?

If my post has offended you, or made you feel judged, I am sorry. That is not the intent of my post. I am just curious about why or how this huge and incredibly popular social movement developed?! Maybe it's not that big in your city or town, but in mine, it seems to be one of the most dominant groups.

#2 Posted by zombie2011 (5047 posts) -

Why does it bother you so much? It seems like you spend a lot of time thinking about a group of people.

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#3 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

Not all hipsters are bad. The dirty, hairy ones are the only ones I hate. The old fashioned ones are pretty awesome if I may say so.

#4 Posted by JasonR86 (9723 posts) -

I don't think it is or ever was but maybe I'm a bad judge.

#5 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I don't know. People can enjoy/hate whatever hey want (unless it's illegal of course) and dress however they want, as long as they don't try to force it down my throat I don't really have a problem.

#6 Posted by Benny (1955 posts) -

I thought the idea was that they try so hard to NOT be part of the group that they inadvertently all gravitated towards the exact same bands, interests, clothes & attitudes, thus forming their own 'Hipster' culture. I don't think they themselves set out to be 'hipsters' or self identify with that term as such but I'd guess this 'Hipster' culture must consist of a lot of people with this specific personality type that you generally dislike or at least attracts this type of person.

And I'm with ya, they're almost the biggest hypocrites going.

#7 Posted by WMWA (1162 posts) -

i think a lot of people would classify me as a hipster. but im a generally nice guy and i'm actually enthusiastic and positive about most things in life. so i'm probably not what you mean, anyway

#8 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I have to admit, it bothers me that I can't find a decent fedora that is both classy and doesn't make me look like one of the aforementioned. However, I have the advantage of the ability to ignore them.

#9 Posted by AlexW00d (6427 posts) -

What? A hipster is someone who does stuff to seem cool. So, forever?

#10 Posted by Wes899 (2126 posts) -

If anything I've found the hipster hate more annoying. It's now impossible to have opinions that don't agree with others without being labeled a "hipster". I love Majoras Mask. It's my favorite Zelda game. I've held that opinion since Majora came out. Every time I say it now people think I'm just being a hipster. Not everyone that has different opinions is a hipster.

#11 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

Ironic how people who try to be original, unique and individualistic end up all looking and acting the same.

#12 Posted by pyromagnestir (4339 posts) -

I thought the whole point of being a hipster was to listen to music before it gets popular, then claim it was no longer good once it becomes popular?

#13 Posted by ThatFrood (3390 posts) -

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters? I'm getting tired of hearing that word trotted out everywhere.

#14 Edited by JasonR86 (9723 posts) -

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters?

Jews, African Americans, Native Americans, Women.

#15 Edited by Toxeia (725 posts) -

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters? I'm getting tired of hearing that word trotted out everywhere.

I'll refer you to people of the jewish faith over the last... I don't know, three thousand years?

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

Not all hipsters are bad. The dirty, hairy ones are the only ones I hate. The old fashioned ones are pretty awesome if I may say so.

The dirty, hairy ones are just "hippies" aren't they?

Hipsters are fine alone - maybe even charming. But when they're in a group they create this weird sludge that acts like a grout or cement and they bind together. That's when they're bad.

#16 Posted by cexantus (131 posts) -

@JasonR86: Nice.

Also, people do realize that hipsters have been around since the 60s, right? This isn't some kind of new phenomenon that just recently happened.

#17 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters?

Jews, African Americans, Native Americans, Women.

Dead horses
#18 Posted by Wes899 (2126 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

I thought the whole point of being a hipster was to listen to music before it gets popular, then claim it was no longer good once it becomes popular?

It's grown into the hivemind thought that it's anyone that does things to be different.

#19 Posted by JasonR86 (9723 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@JasonR86 said:

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters?

Jews, African Americans, Native Americans, Women.

Dead horses

Black Dead Horses.

#20 Posted by ThatFrood (3390 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters?

Jews, African Americans, Native Americans, Women.

I'm sure you knew what I meant and just felt like being smug, but to clarify: people complain about hipsters almost as if it were a hobby. And it gets old.

#21 Posted by Wes899 (2126 posts) -

@ThatFrood: It really does get old. I wonder how many people that complain about hipsters have actually met any before.

#22 Posted by JasonR86 (9723 posts) -

@ThatFrood said:

@JasonR86 said:

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters?

Jews, African Americans, Native Americans, Women.

I'm sure you knew what I meant and just felt like being smug, but to clarify: people complain about hipsters almost as if it were a hobby. And it gets old.

I also just wanted to be a smart-ass. That's my number one priority in life.

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Perhaps it's a symptom of this age of cynicism in which we find ourselves?

#24 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

@Wes899 said:

If anything I've found the hipster hate more annoying. It's now impossible to have opinions that don't agree with others without being labeled a "hipster". I love Majoras Mask. It's my favorite Zelda game. I've held that opinion since Majora came out. Every time I say it now people think I'm just being a hipster. Not everyone that has different opinions is a hipster.

Yup. I typically listen to indie/alternative music, simply because it's the style I happen to like most of the time and I often get "you hipster" comments. It's pretty ridiculous these days.

#25 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

Fedoras and Lens-less glasses.

#26 Posted by DeathByWaffle (652 posts) -

@AngelN7: SO MANY FEDORAS

#27 Edited by soulfulsoul (144 posts) -

@zombie2011:

I don't think about it that much. I just find it very unpleasant to interact with a lot of Hipsters. I think wanting to be unique and your own person is a great thing. But it seems to somehow have been transformed into something negative. The vast majority of people I grew up with were really nice and down to earth. I just don't understand why or how all of these incredibly obnoxious attitudes developed.

#28 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@Toxeia said:

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters? I'm getting tired of hearing that word trotted out everywhere.

I'll refer you to people of the jewish faith over the last... I don't know, three thousand years?

@NlGHTCRAWLER said:

Not all hipsters are bad. The dirty, hairy ones are the only ones I hate. The old fashioned ones are pretty awesome if I may say so.

The dirty, hairy ones are just "hippies" aren't they?

Hipsters are fine alone - maybe even charming. But when they're in a group they create this weird sludge that acts like a grout or cement and they bind together. That's when they're bad.

No bro... Hippies have a purpose.

THESE PEOPLE ARE TERRIBLE.

#29 Posted by Brother_PipPop (259 posts) -

You sir, have yery limited views and might possibly be a dolt.

#30 Edited by Gamer_152 (14109 posts) -

This hipster stuff isn't really a thing in the UK, but what I've seen of the anti-hipster stuff from the U.S. has been pretty annoying and a little bit hysterical. If someone thinks they're better than other people for listening to newer music then yeah, that's pretty douchey, and if people are trying to be unique by conforming well then yeah, they're doing it wrong, but this whole thing seems very silly. We all conform to certain cultural standards, "hipsters" appear to be just another sub-culture, and if you think you can judge everything about a person from the way they dress or the music they listen to then you're probably just as deluded and just as much of an asshole as any "hipster" out there.

Even if you're just annoyed by the way they dress, their mannerisms, the way they talk, or what they listen to, why does it matter so much to you? The people who seem to be the most annoyed by specific sub-cultures and consider themselves qualified to most make judgements on them, are the ones who proudly express how detached they are from the sub-culture themselves. This obsession with judging people by their clothes and musical taste is the kind of thing 14 year old girls are all about, I thought we would be past that kind of thing by now. As long as someone is not hurting anyone else with what they're doing, live and let live, you're going to have a much more stress-free time in life if you do.

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#31 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

Idk, I'm often considered a hipster with my fashion and music choices. You like what you like, just because my interest happen to be off the cusp of what some others enjoy should have nothing to do with what kind of a person I am.

#32 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
Well, not all hipsters are bad. And they can do whatever they want, as long as they don't bother me. Also, i hate being labeled a "hipster" just because i have a different opinion.  Yes, i think Red Dead Revolver is more fun than Red Dead Redemption, i'm not a fucking hipster.
 
@Video_Game_King said:

Perhaps it's a symptom of this age of cynicism in which we find ourselves?

So i assume there are hipsters in the Moon.
#33 Posted by Demoskinos (15131 posts) -

I was a hipster before it was cool to be a hipster.

#34 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5088 posts) -

So, hipsters are the new emos? Or emos still around? I'm not sure.

#35 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1203 posts) -
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#36 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@AlexanderSheen said:

So, hipsters are the new emos? Or emos still around? I'm not sure.

I thought "Emo" was a music genre.  
So we can't even come up with original names to call people anymore? how lame
#37 Posted by JasonR86 (9723 posts) -

@MikeGosot said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Perhaps it's a symptom of this age of cynicism in which we find ourselves?

So i assume there are hipsters in the Moon.

Space hipsters would be the worst!

#38 Posted by Jeff (3660 posts) -

This is like asking "When/Why Did It Become Cool To Be Interested In Current Fashion And Music Trends?"

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#39 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:

@MikeGosot said:

@Video_Game_King said:

Perhaps it's a symptom of this age of cynicism in which we find ourselves?

So i assume there are hipsters in the Moon.

Space hipsters would be the worst!

So Video Game King is actually Space Hipster King! *le gasp*
 
@Jeff said:

This is like asking "When/Why Did It Become Cool To Be Interested In Current Fashion And Music Trends?"

So, if you're interested in current fashion and music trends, you're a hipster?
#40 Posted by Giantstalker (1725 posts) -

I find it very hard to associate with hipsters, but they've never caused me problems of any kind.

To be honest I barely know what a hipster even is, for how often the word gets thrown around these days. I suppose I don't even really care.

#41 Posted by Wes899 (2126 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@Wes899 said:

If anything I've found the hipster hate more annoying. It's now impossible to have opinions that don't agree with others without being labeled a "hipster". I love Majoras Mask. It's my favorite Zelda game. I've held that opinion since Majora came out. Every time I say it now people think I'm just being a hipster. Not everyone that has different opinions is a hipster.

Yup. I typically listen to indie/alternative music, simply because it's the style I happen to like most of the time and I often get "you hipster" comments. It's pretty ridiculous these days.

Same here. I've gone to indie rock and indie hiphop shows for years. Now my friends always ask "How was your hipster show?".

#42 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@soulfulsoul said:

I just don't understand it. I usually have no trouble getting along with people, but I would have to say if there is one group of people I don't like it is hipsters. Maybe I don't understand the group, but it seems everything about them is fake. They wear ridiculous clothes just to look silly or unique, listen to music just because it is popular and new, and have horrific attitudes that are incredibly selfish. It seems like they are trying so hard to be a part of the group. When did trying to fit into such an awful stereotype become so popular? I am sure some are decent people, but why would they want to be a part of a group like this?! It seems to have just been in the last 4 years or so. Unfortunately theree are a ton in the city I'm from.

Protip: It's always been this way.

Hipsters now are the bubblegum ravers from the early aughts, who were the thuggish ruggish boners in the mid 90's, who were the flannel rockheads in the early 90's, who were the lucky star angels in the mid 80's, who were the funky disco kings of the late 70's.

They do it because everyone else is doing it and it's often easier to go with the flow of the crowd then stand out yourself. The fashion industry has made billions based off this one simple concept. Hell, look at pop music today. The grand majority of it doesn't even have people trying to sing. They recite in monotone and then either have people autotune it in post or call it "rap talking".

In 5 years, people will remember hipsters as being just another fad, and it will be replaced by something you dislike equally as much.

#43 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@ThatFrood said:

@JasonR86 said:

@ThatFrood said:

Is there a more bruised and beaten punching bag than hipsters?

Jews, African Americans, Native Americans, Women.

I'm sure you knew what I meant and just felt like being smug, but to clarify: people complain about hipsters almost as if it were a hobby. And it gets old.

Because it is a hobby. It's a completely safe, non-racist, non-sexist, non-political entity that people can place their aggression atop of and not be made into social pariahs. People have been doing this since the dawn of creation. Making fun of other people because of what they're wearing, what they listen to, how they talk, where they go, what they do, it's basic human nature.

#44 Posted by supermike6 (3639 posts) -

The funniest part about hipsters is that they never realize they are hipsters. I don't mind the fact that they are hipsters but I find it hilarious when they try to deny it.

#45 Posted by chrissedoff (2166 posts) -

Because the word "hipster" is a pejorative people use against anyone they think are cooler than they are

#46 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

Yeah, as you finally start caring about and pursuing a social life, you begin to lose interest in sitting behind your computer typing away about what other human beings dress and behave like. 
I've simply lost interest in criticizing or talking trash or even discussing an X group of people, just focus on your life dude.

#47 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

It's only funny when Anthony Bourdain makes fun of Hipsters. The way he acts whenever he sees them is hilarious.

#48 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5088 posts) -

@supermike6 said:

The funniest part about hipsters is that they never realize they are hipsters. I don't mind the fact that they are hipsters but I find it hilarious when they try to deny it.

At this point I'm not even sure if I'm a hipster or not. It's like Binary Domain but with hipsters.

#49 Edited by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

defiance will always seem cool, i think

#50 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@chrissedoff said:

Because the word "hipster" is a pejorative people use against anyone they think are cooler than they are

Or a pejorative against people who they think perceive themselves as being cooler than they are.