Meet Heather D., a resident of Brooklyn who had a stock photo she posed for five years ago come back to haunt her this week. She explained in a series of Tweets: “Ultimate nightmare: in 2007 Julio and I got paid to do some cheesy stock photoshoot for Getty. They dressed us up in horrible clothes and now the photo is in the NY Post as the face of (disgusting) modern day hipsters. MORTIFIED! So the moral of the story is don’t pose for stock photos or else 5 years later you could find yourself destroying entire neighborhoods according to the New York Post.” The article ran on Sunday, and is titled “Attack of the hipsters: How they ‘ruined’ Williamsburg,” making Heather D. the face of a much-maligned generation of gentrifiers. We talked to her about it.
G: Any thoughts on the article itself?
HD: I think an article about hipsters moving to Williamsburg is probably about 5-10 years too late, but that seems just about on par with everything else in The New York Post so I guess it makes sense.
This is hilarious. I wrote the piece they’re talking about here — which, as a couple of commenters point out, is a BOOK REVIEW, not “an article about hipsters moving to Williamsburg.” No one actually reads anymore, do they?
GREAT JOB, INTERNET!