The New York Times has copped a mocking on social media after an article appeared online wondering whether Canada was ‘hip’, with many adamant Canada always has been ‘hip’.
The article on The New York Times referenced previous Canadian fashion sense, which was apparently not very up-market, with its new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who has been regaled on various media channels for his views, style and youth.
Similarly, the article references the new face for Louis Vuitton’s Ombre collection, Xavier Dolan, who is apparently very fashion conscious, alongside singer Justin Bieber and rapper Drake.
— NYT Styles (@NYTStyles) January 16, 2016
“But the notion that our neighbour to the north is a frozen cultural wasteland populated with hopelessly unstylish citizens is quickly becoming so outdated as to be almost offensive,” writes Peter Stevenson for The New York Times Style pages.
The piece has been handed a fair amount of mockery on social media. Check out some of the responses below.
@NYTStyles “newly” hip? ppffft. you mean, the rest of the world caught up.
— yvette rogers (@billievanillie) January 17, 2016
— The Globe Jumpers (@theglobejumpers) January 18, 2016
— Dawn Walton (@CTVdawnwalton) January 18, 2016
We don’t need your approval or rubber stamp. Thx anyways! @nytimes
— Mr. Skillz (@skilligan) January 18, 2016
@nytimes Tragically Hip!
— Kate (@KateRoyce76) January 18, 2016
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