Friday, August 2, 2013

Breaking: Weiner Hates Hipsters, Everyone Hates Weiner

Posted By on Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 2:17 PM

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Another day, another Weiner gaffe. What constituency has Anthony Weiner abandoned this time? None other than hipsters. Hipsters! The very people most likely to appreciate that Weiner used "Carlos Danger" for his nom-de-sext. What is he thinking?

DNAInfo reports that while Weiner was campaigning in the Rockaways, he "took aim at the city's response to Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways — slamming the parks department for repairing the area's 'hipster' concession stands after the storm instead of concentrating on protecting the peninsula." Weiner griped, “The city came in and for reasons that maybe you understand, but I don't, was obsessed with concessions, was obsessed with their own idea for a hipster-looking concessions on the beach, rather than really giving some real thought to the community about how to restore the boardwalk and how to restore the community.”

So clearly Weiner falls firmly in the "blame hipsters for everything" camp of New York residents, and, really, that shouldn't come as too much of a surprise considering that Weiner once said this about bike lanes: "When I become mayor, you know what I’m going to spend my first year doing? I’m going to have a bunch of ribbon-cuttings tearing out your fucking bike lanes." But, come on! How obtuse do you have to be to not see how speeding up the opening of small businesses in the Rockaways can benefit the entire area? Oh, not obtuse at all? Maybe you're just trying to cater to an anti-hipster crowd? Yeah, that might be it.

DNAInfo reports that "the dig elicited loud cheers from the crowd," which was clearly the intention, but also that the residents who came to the event (Weiner's former congressional constituents) remained mixed on Weiner's candidacy. Apparently, if there's one thing stronger than most people's contempt for hipsters, it's their contempt for Anthony Weiner.

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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