The topic of Hipster Racism (a phrase originally coined by Carmen Van Kerckhove) has been visited in the past by me on LA Eastside, Cruel Secretary over at Racialicious, and by Angry Asian Man over at Angry Asian Man.
Why do people think this kind of thing is clever or smart? There is no difference between this and a thirteen year old boy telling fart jokes.
Maybe we can blame this on Canada since Alanis Morrisette messed up the definition of irony.
Just because something is trying to be ironic it doesn’t mean it’s not racist.