HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Man angry his photo was u...

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 06:52 PM

Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike -- then learns it wasn't him

Not the Onion, not satire...

Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike then learns it wasn't him

A man threatened to sue a technology magazine for using his image in a story about why all hipsters look the same, only to find out the picture was of a completely different guy.

The story in the MIT Technology Review detailed a study about the so-called hipster effect "the counterintuitive phenomenon in which people who oppose mainstream culture all end up looking the same."

The inclusion of a version of a Getty Images photo of a bearded, flannel-wearing man, tinted with a blue and orange hue, prompted one reader to write to the magazine: "Your lack of basic journalistic ethics in both the manner in which you 'reported' this uncredited nonsense, and the slanderous, unnecessary use of my picture without permission demands a response, and I am, of course, pursuing legal action."

But it wasn't actually him.


more at link...

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/man-angry-his-photo-was-used-to-prove-all-hipsters-look-alike-then-learns-it-wasn-t-him-1.5046933

13 replies, 1728 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply Man angry his photo was used to prove all hipsters look alike -- then learns it wasn't him (Original post)
Cal Carpenter Mar 9 OP
happybird Mar 9 #1
jpak Mar 9 #2
nuxvomica Mar 9 #3
Totally Tunsie Mar 9 #4
chowder66 Mar 9 #5
GemDigger Mar 9 #6
tblue37 Mar 9 #9
DRoseDARs Mar 9 #11
lpbk2713 Mar 9 #7
ripcord Mar 9 #8
Delmette2.0 Mar 9 #10
Iggo Mar 9 #12
Cold War Spook Mar 9 #13

Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 06:58 PM

1. Now that is some funny shit!



Bonus: the most hipster-sounding threat of legal action I have ever heard. The indignant outrage is glorious.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 07:04 PM

2. ummm...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 07:08 PM

3. This is the most intensely ironic thing that has ever happened

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 07:22 PM

4. Kinda' proves the premise, doesn't it?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 07:31 PM

5. LOL!!! He's a non-conformist just like everyone else. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 07:31 PM

6. I had a friend of mine bring me a biker magazine and asking if that was me posing nude.

I was shocked at how much she looked like me.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to GemDigger (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 08:12 PM

9. Now, what would be really funny is if you were a man. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:07 PM

11. There's a pornstar out there with my actual name. Fortunately (unfortunately?) don't look the same.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 07:32 PM

7. "Oh ...





Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 08:03 PM

8. Well.....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 09:42 PM

10. A poster on my dentist's ceiling.


"You are unique, just like everyone else

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:11 PM

12. "Yes! We're all individuals!"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cal Carpenter (Original post)

Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:39 PM

13. My wife and I were eating breakfast in a restaurant in South Florida,

when a man came up to us and told me that I looked exactly like Colin Powell. I thanked him because I thought Colin was a good looking man. When he walked away, my wife said but Colin isn't White. I was a little tanned.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread