Hipster Anne Frank’s Tasteless Tweets

This post first appeared on the Forward Thinking blog at the Forward. It was picked up by Time, The Atlantic and Haaretz.

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You know what happens when someone achieves iconic status? People forget they were a real person before they became an icon. And when people forget this important fact, things can get really ugly.

Case in point: Anne Frank.

I’m referring specifically to the new Hipster Anne Frank (@HipstrAnneFrank) Twitter account. The tagline: “bestselling memoirist/loft dweller/voice of a generation.” (Facebook beat Twitter to it —there’s been a Hipster Anne Frank page since 2011, not to mention the Hipster Hitler page, which has been around since the year before that.)

Yeah, I get it. It’s all about applying the ironic to the iconic. Problem is, it isn’t funny in the least.

Here are some of the posts:

My skinny jeans are the skinniest.

Click here to read more.

© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

Read more: http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/184619/hipster-anne-franks-tasteless-tweets/#ixzz2g34GNV7h

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