Buzzfeed Sounds the Death Knell of the Hipster Meme

10.15.12 Bucky Turco

Hipster, hipster, hipster. It’s by far the most inane fucking word in the English language, that continues to get haphazardly tossed around by all facets of the media: mainstream and indie. It’s used to describe people who wear flannel shirts, listen to music not broadcast on the radio and live in Brooklyn to iPod owners, graffiti writers, and basically any young person. And now, according to Buzzfeed, it apparently applies to glasses-wearing Jets fans with tattoos and facial hair. Because that’s obviously a new phenomenon in sports. You know the world has turned upside down when the only person making sense on this subject is Gavin McInnes. RIP “hipster,” this time for real.