Ripshop, a newbie on Diehipster does not deserve to be outed. I know nothing about him and I haven’t seen him say anything anti-Semitic or homophobic or hateful, but he serves to be the subject of a point that needs to be made: he’s a non-native New Yorker posting on a blog that is supposively catering to “real New Yorkers” to vent about hipsters. He’s a DJ and he was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I won’t say any more – but hey man – this is what you are dealing with on that site. I still haven’t found many native New Yorkers who seem to post. Most are from upstate or the West Coast. Can they make fun of hipsters? Sure. But poor Ripshop – and I’ve seen some youtube clips of him – he easily could be mistaken for looking like a hipster. Poor guy. Poor everyone.
Also, some people are noting that my writing skills are lacking on this website and that Yelp reviews are better written. I appreciate that critique. I will try harder to make my posts more witty and with better grammar and, of course, more engaging.