Hipster upset his photo was used to claim all hipsters look alike – discovers photo was a different hipster

Mar 8, 2019

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Hipster upset his photo was used to claim all hipsters look alike – discovers photo was a different hipster

Mar 8, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When he recognized himself in a photo following an article about “all hipsters looking the same,” a hipster got furious. He sent an angry email to MIT Technology Review, but little did he know that he would only prove the theory of the article. When the MIT journal’s editors checked the image license, it turned out that the photo showed a totally different hipster.

On 28 February current year, MIT Technology Review recently published the article titled “The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same.” It’s a rundown of a Brandeis University’s research paper and illustrated by a photo of a young man wearing a plaid shirt and a beanie.
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The man in the photo recognized himself and he got upset for being called a hipster. After all, no hipster likes to be called that way. Gideon Lichfield, the MIT journal’s editor-in-chief, told the story on Twitter about what happened after the article went live. And honestly, it cracked me up.

“We promptly got a furious email from a man who said he was the guy in the photo that ran with the story. He accused us of slandering him, presumably by implying he was a hipster, and of using the pic without his permission. (He wasn’t too complimentary about the story, either.)”

“Now, as far as I know, calling someone a hipster isn’t slander, no matter how much they may hate it” Lichfield added. He pointed out that the journal would never use a photo without the proper license or model release. Since the article was illustrated by a stock photo from Getty Images, it was easy to check the license, and so they did. This is where it gets funny.

“Getty checked the model release, and gave us the news: The guy who complained wasn’t even the guy in the picture. He’d misidentified himself,” Lichfield wrote in a tweet. The dude couldn’t recognize himself, for crying out loud! Sorry hipsters, but I’d say that all this proves the theory given in the article and in the paper: hipsters indeed look alike.

P.S. lead image was taken from Pexels, it was tagged “hipster,” don’t blame me if you recognize yourself : )

[via The Register]

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30 responses to “Hipster upset his photo was used to claim all hipsters look alike – discovers photo was a different hipster”

  1. Howardo Mansfieldio Avatar
    Howardo Mansfieldio

    Skipping through Facebook and assuming this is a satirical article from the Daily Mash or Newsthump…..

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      I thought so too when I first saw it :D

  2. Ye Olde Fab Avatar
    Ye Olde Fab

    I could not laugh more.

  3. Jia Chen Lu Avatar
    Jia Chen Lu

    Oh snap

  4. Grant Nelson Avatar
    Grant Nelson

    They all look alike to me.

  5. Andrea Vicenzi Avatar
    Andrea Vicenzi

    The problem is not that they look the same. The problem is that the assigned QI is constant, and the number of participants went to high ?

  6. Don Barnard Avatar
    Don Barnard

    The bearded biped douche…. looks like a man, sounds like a man… but is seldom found in the wilderness preferring to keep its vagina warm by drinking fancy latte drinks in overpriced coffee shops.

  7. Pierre Lagarde Avatar
    Pierre Lagarde

    All comments that I could have done on this have been done… so I’ll just say I agree with them.

  8. Chris De Vine Avatar
    Chris De Vine

    Oh no you could not make this up ????

  9. Aaron McCormick Avatar
    Aaron McCormick

    Misidentifying yourself in a photo. Yeah, I’m calling bullshit on this fake article.

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      Didn’t read it, huh? Yeah, I’m sure this is what the MIT Technology Review is all about. :)

    2. BluePotion Avatar
      BluePotion

      I think someone may be a Hipster.

    3. Matt Stevenson Avatar
      Matt Stevenson

      Aaron McCormick You say you don’t believe the article?

      I don’t believe you don’t believe the article.

      Two can play at this game.

  10. John Minnicks Avatar
    John Minnicks

    not cool. what would FONSY think

  11. Jay Downing Avatar
    Jay Downing

    That is so fantastic.

  12. Alfredo Vázquez Avatar
    Alfredo Vázquez

    The dominant (mass produced) aspect in the “unique and authentic” Austin,TX LoL.

  13. Øjarn Flaestth Avatar
    Øjarn Flaestth

    Thats the guy! I see him everywhere..

  14. Madara Avatar
    Madara

    Oh, the irony.

  15. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    “Wearing the uniform of individuality.”

    1. Matt Stevenson Avatar
      Matt Stevenson

      Just like tattoos and piercings, which used to be sure signs of nonconformity. Now both are the opposite…just different types of uniform.

  16. Adam Lenz Avatar
    Adam Lenz

    How could you be so vain as to be able to identity your own likeness

  17. Tim Fisette Avatar
    Tim Fisette

    Hilarious! I see a dozen guys a day here in Austin who could be his twin! LOL

  18. BluePotion Avatar
    BluePotion

    This made my day.

  19. corruptionkills Avatar
    corruptionkills

    Hipster now = NPC

  20. Terri Gold Avatar
    Terri Gold

    He doesn’t even look like a hipster…more like an alligator hunter.

  21. Ondreij Schevchenko Avatar
    Ondreij Schevchenko

    This is from the Onion. Right?

  22. John Baker Avatar
    John Baker

    Hipsters not only all look alike, they all share the same brain cell. I guess it wasn’t this guy’s turn to have it. ;-)