Hipsters, Please: Stop With the Rattails

Ugly 'do could lead to the downfall of America
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2009 9:57 AM CDT
Hipsters, Please: Stop With the Rattails
"It was once cool to hate on all of the upper-class lowlifes who appropriate white trash style, but that set has been neutralized by babies and real jobs. But there's a new crop. And they're worse!"   (©post406)

There’s a new generation of hipsters “and, if you can believe it, they're sporting something even more disgusting than von Dutch fashions: a rattail,” writes Andrew Belonsky for Gawker. Think it’s no more than an ill-informed fashion decision, “the hairstyle of choice for rednecks and unwashed losers”? Think again: “It must stop! Rattails are a threat to America—and not just for the negative aesthetic value.”

America is, after all, “an international beacon”—and rattails “make the country look weak and hickish. And weak, hickish countries get invaded,” Belonsky continues. “So, if America falls, it's your fault, bedraggled, so-called ironic hipster. If you ever cared about this once great nation, get a real haircut and stop embarrassing your parents—and the rest of us.” (Read more hipster stories.)

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