Really Important Poll Reveals Americans Are Completely Sick of Hipsters

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If your usual shopping trips to American Apparel have been filling you with an unusual amount of self-loathing, perhaps this is why.

People are sick of your fixies and Rollie Fingers mustaches, so much so that they'd like to slap you bow-tie wearing beatniks with a special tax for being so damn annoying.

A new poll released today from the Public Policy Polling shows that a declining number of Americans have a favorable view of hipsters (aka people who pay more than $80 for a haircut that promises they'll look as though they haven't showered in days.)

A growing 42 percent are sick of hipsters and 43 percent aren't quite sure how they feel about the denizens of the Mission Districts of America.

Because hipsters aren't often voting Republicans, it's not shocking that 18 percent of Democrats have favorable feelings about hipsters while only 9 percent of Republicans do, according to the poll. Also not surprising, voters between the ages 18 and 29 like hipsters more than their grandparents do.

Only 10 percent of those who vote consider themselves to be hipsters. What's more, voters don't trust hipsters to run the world. Only 14 percent said they'd vote a hipster into political office.

More discouraging statistics for the skinny jeans population:

  • 90 percent of Republicans said they would not vote for a hipster
  • 46 percent said hipsters were soul-less cultural contributions
  • 27 percent of voters said they thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being so annoying, while 73 disagreed a new tax is necessary (most of those came from the West Coast).
  • And finally, the ultimate slap in the full beard: only 21 percent thought Pabst Blue Ribbon was a good beer.

PPP Release Hipsters 051313

H/T: SFist




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sexyadela
sexyadela

Hipster are a continuous reminder of a bad imitation. A refine crap produced from the first ten years of this century. People without soul new to SF in a search for what they don.t have in the first place. Really they all need to eat a good meal and shut up. 

justiceqb
justiceqb

I just laugh when I see tattoos and piercings now. I suppose it's because there is so much effort in appearance and not much going on intellectually. Just a walking PSA.

chriswiseowl
chriswiseowl

Wad: There are several reasons people hate hipsters...

# 1...because they're mostly white, and therefore easy for other whites (and people of color) to hate on for different and differing reasons. White people hate hipsters as an easy target of hate displacement--hipster haters, especially white, "liberal" hipster haters  would really love nothing more than to hate on minority groups--yes, liberal hipster haters REALLY  do think of blacks as "niggers," and Chinese "chinks" in their minds, but are personally loath and socially conscious enough to NOT say this, hence the "hate displacement" is put on a group that is easy for them to hate on and target without all the messy "racist" dolor they would have to confront about themselves. People of color have different reasons, such as seeing "indy types" and their music as somehow a threat to the hip hop/urban nation and the whole idea of Defend The Throne...and more and whatever, no matter that Ye now wears skin tights, and Tyler The C has and is continuing to deconstruct all things from "fags" to sex to hipsters to hip hop and rap itself. Look at the Lana Ray syndrome, read some of the comments randomly, and you will see how messed up some people of EVERY type are...but that's even old news, and more here....

#2...AND, because White, Middle America ha ALWAYS hated what is or seems to be cool if it in any way poses a threat to anyone or everyone ele's sense of their own bad, "cool" selves because, you see, we ALL instantly hate anything and everything each of us perceives as "cooler" than ourselves because it is a THREAT to our collective and personal sense of authenticity and seems to be a challenge ( READ: THREAT) to something we all which we "owned": a real and authentic life.

#3...the short answer here is simply, FUCK YOU, and to not care what anyone else thinks and live free. Which is exactly what No one is doing these days.

chriswiseowl
chriswiseowl

Wad: There are several reasons people hate hipsters...

# 1...because they're mostly white, and therefore easy for other whites (and people of color) to hate on for different and differing reasons. White people hate hipsters as an easy target of hate displacement--hipster haters, especially white, "liberal" hipster haters  would really love nothing more than to hate on minority groups--yes, liberal hipster haters REALLY  do think of blacks as "niggers," and Chinese "chinks" in their minds, but are personally loath and socially conscious enough to NOT say this, hence the "hate displacement" is put on a group that is easy for them to hate on and target without all the messy "racist" dolor they would have to confront about themselves. People of color have different reasons, such as seeing "indy types" and their music as somehow a threat to the hip hop/urban nation and the whole idea of Defend The Throne...and more and whatever, no matter that Ye now wears skin tights, and Tyler The C has and is continuing to deconstruct all things from "fags" to sex to hipsters to hip hop and rap itself. Look at the Lana Ray syndrome, read some of the comments randomly, and you will see how messed up some people of EVERY type are...but that's even old news, and more here....

#2...AND, because White, Middle America ha ALWAYS hated what is or seems to be cool if it in any way poses a threat to anyone or everyone ele's sense of their own bad, "cool" selves because, you see, we ALL instantly hate anything and everything each of us perceives as "cooler" than ourselves because it is a THREAT to our collective and personal sense of authenticity and seems to be a challenge ( READ: THREAT) to something we all which we "owned": a real and authentic life.

#3...the short answer here is simply, FUCK YOU, and to not care what anyone else thinks and live free. Which is exactly what No one is doing these days.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hipster = loser nerds with bad ink


red.marcy.rand
red.marcy.rand topcommenter

Blue Ribbon used to be good beer way back when or so my boyfriend tells me. 

I'm sick of hipsters, blacks, so-called gays, neocons, paleocons, randroids, fetus fetishists, leftists, babs boxer, triply sick of the ever uglier hillary, difi, kpfa, mike krasny, the ava, npr, pbs, the new hawaii 5-0, the new dallas, oakland, obama & fatarse michelle and tree genocide to feed crappy media..........that's just starting my list ! And pompous prigs who rant about 'you're' and 'your.' You boobs should be drowned in an unflushed public toilet at one of the more rat-infested BART stations.

elvagotrago
elvagotrago

Liking hipsters now qualifies as being "ironic"

julesP.
julesP.

comparing hipsters to beatniks is nonsense.

timleng
timleng

When the survey says "America", I'm assuming they are including ALL of America. Quite frankly, the opinion of most the country doesn't mean shit. Have you looked at the majority of our population? Ignorant retards who get off to calling people "faggots", then shortly after meeting another man in a public restroom for anonymous sex. PS, I'm not a hipster :) I'm a nerdy Asian guy, but trash articles like this make me sick.

Tony Thompson
Tony Thompson

I was just about to join this fine group... guess I won't now...

Melissa Hastings
Melissa Hastings

Um...am I missing something? Is this really newsworthy? I think "we", and I use that term loosely, love to "hate" something/someone. Who really gives a shit about "hipsters". Are they running this country? This state? This city? Do they threat your personal well-being? Lighten up, read a book, get a hobby, or an actual meaningful vendetta. You're so anti-hipster, i think this actually might be something hipsters would do... according to you.

Adam Ball
Adam Ball

I quote noted hipster GW Bush: "They hate us for our freedom."

Kurt Dunlap
Kurt Dunlap

Better than thugs with pants around the ankles

Greg Nemet
Greg Nemet

You don't need to hate on hipsters to know that Pabst Blue Ribbon sucks... I mean it is drinkable... But come on... This is the first time in history that a beer came into popularity as a fashion statement not because of its taste. And that is ridiculous. Why PBR? Bud tastes the same... Keystone, Miller, Coors... all that crap needs to go.

Camden Swita
Camden Swita

I wonder how and if PPP defined "hipster" on the sheet voters filled out or during the poll call. The term will mean something very different to someone 50+ than it will to someone in his or her 20s.

Honey Katherine Badger
Honey Katherine Badger

What else do they have to do besides obsess about themselves. Have you seen the prospects for college graduates in the job markets?

Jessy Narog
Jessy Narog

douchebags in the Marina are worse than any hipster / wannabe hipster.

Robert la Bohème
Robert la Bohème

A hipster doesn't bother me any more than an SUV driver, a dangerous bicyclist, a mother mesmerized on a cell phone and completely ignoring her kid in the stroller, or any other me me me all the time self-involved asshole this city is filled with now. It was never like this even into the 90s. Sucks now.

Jon Krop
Jon Krop

Isn't this essentially what Adobe's Creative Cloud Subscription is?

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@chriswiseowl "Wad?"

As for the rest of this, it appears to have all been pulled from one of your orifi. 

dnoth
dnoth

@red.marcy.rand "Blue Ribbon used to be good beer way back when or so my boyfriend tells me" ... Yeah, when he was in college and it was the cheapest way to get drunk. PBR a good beer? And Hershey is good chocolate.

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@red.marcy.rand Every so often, I see your comments on here, and I wonder at the level of rage. I'm used to Internet commenters and their pathological anger, but you actually stand out - it's a real accomplishment, of a sort.

red.marcy.rand
red.marcy.rand topcommenter

@timleng Pathetic word salad, Tim. Thank Allah most of the USA doesn't think like San Fransicko.

DanMitchell
DanMitchell

@Greg Nemet Are you kidding? Obviously you weren't around in the 80s, when to be a regulation Frat Boy, you were required to drink Bud Light, and to be a regulation yuppie, you had to drink Corona with a lime wedge stuck in the neck.

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