Here is a photo posted on a popular style blog today. The others in the series were NSFW. The handful of comments were enthusiastic.
A light finally went on in my head.
It’s the fucking decadence that I hate! Not really hipsters in general so much as the ones promoting decadence.
Nipple rings, blurred sexuality, tattooes, shaved heads, pseudo bondage, jaded topless girls with cigarettes, Gareth Pugh this and Gareth Pugh that, it’s all so tragic and played out. There’s just nowhere to go with this shit.
I’m aware that young people must shock their elders. But it seems like too many people aren’t growing out of it. I don’t want to call out bloggers because it’s not their fault. They’re just deluded. The images they’re purveying have been around in some form for centuries, but now it’s so joyless and commercialized. Just take it away.
I’ve been scrolling through paintings of angels and religious allegories for hours, trying to elevate my soul through beauty and sincerity but it’s hard to find a strong enough antidote to the sadness of everything tonight.
Just to keep hipsters in the loop, though, please enjoy this: