The Philebrity Lexicon: “Hipster Profiling”

hip·ster pro·fi·ling · noun.

Term used to describe the act of pre-judging a person on the basis of whether they are perceived to be a HIPSTER or not; if the subject in question is indeed perceived as such, a negative judgement is often delivered. Though our research indicates that the phrase HIPSTER PROFILING was possibly first uttered back in 2007, its first known occurrence here on Philebrity happened last week, in comments that came in the wake of these posts. And though it is generally not our policy to editorialize on the very existence of terms that appear in the Philebrity Lexicon, we feel compelled to say that, though we cognitively understand the phenomenon to which this term refers, we think it sucks and is painfully offensive to groups of people who’ve been profiled on the basis of what they are, as opposed to what the marketplace allows them to signify.

Ex.:HIPSTER PROFILING does not exist because THE HIPSTER no longer exists.”

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Previously In The Philebrity Lexicon: PARTY RICKETTS,DOMERS, HAMMERS, JITBAGS, NOUGARS, PAIN CAVE, PROMOSEXUALS, SKETCHBURGERS, WHINE FLU, REVENGE BREEDING

  • mmmgrrrr

    nobody cares. more ‘readers cameraphone’ and less THIS.

  • jdgshield

    no way, i care. WORDS!