Important news: hipsters are annoying and unpopular
posted at 3:32 pm on May 14, 2013 by Katie Pavlich
Hipsters, who are basically hippies with money, aren’t very popular. You’ve seen them at Occupy Wall Street rallies complaining about “the man” while they tap into their trust funds and text on their new iPhones. More from Red Alert Politics:
Americans just aren’t head over heels for hipsters – those independent thinking, indie rock-loving, vintage clothes-wearing Bohemians often found in places like the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
A new poll by Public Policy Polling found that only 16 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the subculture, while just 23 percent of Americans believe that hipsters make a positive cultural contribution to society.
Republicans are even less enamored by the Urban Outfitters-wearing, progressive-thinking subculture, with a mere eight percent of them having a favorable opinion of hipsters. Moreover, six in ten Republicans believe that hipsters “soullessly appropriate culture tropes from the past for their own ironic amusement.”
Americans’ opinion of hipsters also decreases dramatically with age. Four in ten Millennials have a favorable opinion of hipsters, who largely make up the members of the subculture. On the contrary, only six percent of senior citizens have a favorable opinion of hipsters today.