This has been a bad week for hipsters.
n+1 has announced it’s working on “What Was the Hipster?“, a book on “the rise and fall of the hipster.” It’ll cover what happened to sneaker shop Alfie Rivington and weigh in on that age-old debate, Hasids versus hipsters.
American Apparel lothario, um, CEO Dov Charney maybe got his hands on an advance copy. “Hipsters are from a certain time period,” he told the Village Voice. “The stereotype of a hipster is not something people aspire to anymore. Do you want to be a hipster? Nobody wants to be a hipster.”
And The New York Times is declaring even the word itself over. “In any case, hipster’s second life as hip slang seems to have lost its freshness,” Philip B. Corbett writes. “It may still be useful occasionally, but let’s look for alternatives and try to give it some rest.”
Looks like that hipster remover may be working.