It’s hip to be hated

Early this September, TheGrandSpectacular posted a video on YouTube called “Being a Dickhead’s Cool”, a song that brutally teases London’s poseurs and animates shots taken from the websites Hackney Hipster Hate and Look At This Fucking Hipster, among other sources. Since its upload on 8 September, the original clip has had around 3,275,000 views.

Responsible for several hundred of those views, I knew I wanted to write something on the Hipster culture but, as usual, I was beaten to it when the Guardian posted a brilliant article this week, “Why do people hate Hipsters?” The article looks at the history of this subculture, which they believe stems from the Do-It-Yourself culture of punk, how hipster has filtered to the mainstream and analyses the hipster as a consumer.