Is nothing sacred anymore?
Okay, I can’t really talk. We lost the Baby Jesus part of our nativity set when I was very young. I probably stole it and accidentally dropped it in the toilet or something and it was later replaced with Sesame Street‘s Ernie sitting in a bathtub scrubbing his back. But that’s neither here nor there because you can’t hold a five-year-old to very high of standards when their main objective in life is avoiding getting a swirlie.
But this is too far.
This $130 “Hipster Nativity Set” (produced by Modern Nativity) minorly ruined my day when I saw it. Christmas has already become a commercialized holiday where people rip each other’s hair out in attempts to get a toaster oven at half price, but if we actually start decorating our homes (serious or not) with a bunch of asshole hipsters on Segways taking selfies, we as a society deserve everything wrong that’s coming to us. See for yourself.
Hipster wisemen riding on Segways with Amazon prime gifts?
Joseph with a man bun taking a selfie with Mary who’s making a duck face while Jesus wears a handmade beanie?
An organic cow eating gluten-free feed?
Makes me fucking suck. And what makes me even more sick is the $130 price tag on this ‘limited’ set, because, of course, it’s limited. Heaven forbid these scenesters mass produce anything. The founder of the producing company, Casey Wright, said, “[When] the illustration came back … it was just too good not to make,” before explaining how polarizing this set actually is, via Mashable:
“We have quickly found out that this product is very polarizing,” Wright said. “It’s usually, ‘This is hilarious, I need one,’ or ‘This is sacrilegious, I hope you burn in hell,’ and almost nothing in between those two extremes.”
I don’t care what your religion us. All I know is that if you have this on display at your house, I don’t want to actually be at your house.
Image via Modern Nativity