Updated July 11, 2016
There’s a saying that “all good things must come to an end.” But, on the flipside, I also think all shitty things must come to an end, which is why it came as no surprise to me that the hipster who lauded his unique street style in a Melbourne newspaper just came out as a fake.
Sam Hains, the faux hipster, revealed to Vice that he and the article’s writer, Tara Kenny, faked the ‘exaggerated’ profile which eventually caused Kenny to be fired from her position as a journalist for The Age. His complete explanation was as follows, per The Daily Mail:
‘I came out because I felt the joke was not well-planned, and was self-indulgent and classist to some extent.’
‘I performed this for my friends, not the nation, not the world.’
‘There were no long-term goals, or anything like that. Davide had no media experience.’
I wasn’t surprised by Hains’s fraudulence, but it did make me want to punch him even more for getting his friend fired. But hey, if you mess with the bull that is the internet, you’re bound to get the horns at some point.
[via The Daily Mail]
Originally Published July 6, 2016
Hipsters are a unique beast. Actually, no, that’s an awful way of describing them because they’re not “unique” in any sense of the word. They dress the same as one another, have the same interests despite thinking every pocket of New York that they live in is somehow a unicorn of a habitation, and their pretentious attitudes towards the rest of us are downright insulting. In a way, it almost feels like they’re all in on some inside joke that’s trolling the rest of the population.
Oh, you’re excited for that new Pixies album they just announced? My parents conceived me at their concert in 1986. You wear socks with sandals? I have a pair of socks tattooed onto my ankles that I can literally never take off. You have the new iPhone? That’s cute. I’m using my mom’s pink Razr with a half-broken screen from 2003. And at the risk of sounding like a crotchety old man who exclusively watches Matlock and Golf Channel, let me just ask this – can’t you people just be normal?
Apparently they can’t be, as evidenced by a certain Samuel Davide Hains who was interviewed about his street style and managed to give the most out-of-this-world answers you could ever drum up. See for yourself, and please note that he’s wearing backwards overalls in the photo the magazine used.
I don’t even know what a lot of those words mean, you guys. But what I do know is that I kind of hate Samuel Davide Hains now. Just the look on his face says, “I know what I’m doing, I know you hate it, and I’m going to keep rubbing my hipsterness in your face until I get bored of going back to my bohemian chic apartment and laughing at you.”
But whatever, Samuel Davide Hains, you Travancorian bastard. All you’re doing right now is inspiring John Duda to amp up his already ridiculous style which is something I think we can all get behind. .
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