Humans Of New York Parody Account Rips Hipsters Apart


Parody accounts on social media have to walk a pretty fine line to achieve genuine humour. There are thousands of them, with most falling wide of the mark. But Facebook page Millenials of New York has absolutely smashed it.

The page is based on the website Humans of New York, a catalogue of images of New Yorkers plus a titbit of information offering an insight into their lives. It’s pretty interesting as a project, but some of the posed photo’s have annoyingly X-Factor like back stories that make you question their sincerity.

Millenials of New York places images of the Big Apple’s many hipsters with ironic back stories that are hilarious, suggesting the shallow nature of certain members of the scene and highlighting awkward truths.

There is the Facebook activist.

“We live in such a politically contentious and difficult time, but so few people my age are actually willing to do…

Posted by Millennials of New York on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

That guy who will take his shirt off at every opportunity.

"Lots of people say summer in the city is too hot, but I love it. In fact, I’m starting to feel really depressed that it…

Posted by Millennials of New York on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The just plain ignorant.

"This is my favorite shirt. I love Buddhism."

Posted by Millennials of New York on Friday, September 11, 2015

And of course the child of another era.

"If I could live in any decade, it would definitely be the 60s. It was just such an amazing time to be alive. Who's the…

Posted by Millennials of New York on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Spot on.