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27th Aug '16 1:17:05 PM Premonition45
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** This stigma is slowly fading away, however: The economic hard times of the 2010s have convinced a steadily increasing amount of young people to live with their parents, though this is still mainly due to financial desperation. However, this situation is now more seen as sympathetic, the person being a victim of cruel or [[HanlonsRazor incompetent]] authorities, rather than anything derogatory. This trope can, however, still apply if the individual is shown not having a job, and making no efforts to get one.

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** [[DiscreditedTrope This stigma is slowly fading away, however: however]]: The economic hard times of [[TheNewTens the 2010s 2010s]] have convinced a steadily increasing amount of young people to live with their parents, though this is still mainly due to financial desperation. However, this situation is now more seen as sympathetic, the person being a victim of cruel or [[HanlonsRazor incompetent]] authorities, rather than anything derogatory. This trope can, however, still apply if the individual is shown not having a job, and making no efforts to get one.
16th Aug '16 9:29:02 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* '''Crust Punks'''. If you're a crust punk, you're a spoiled rich kid who heard a couple Crass and Doom songs, donned a patch jacket, black cargo shorts, combat boots, and a Man Is the Bastard shirt, grew white boy dreadlocks, and made it your life's mission to be as filthy and repulsive as possible while also being a preachy, sanctimonious, condescending asshole who flirts with homelessness and vagrancy until they get sick of panhandling for cigarettes and forties of Steel Reserve and retreat to the comfort of their sizeable trust funds. While anyone who is into crust, grindcore, or powerviolence will tell you that there are definitely people who fit this stereotype to a T, there are also just as many who like the music and the scene but who want absolutely nothing to do with the lifestyle.
30th Jul '16 3:15:13 PM nombretomado
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* '''The Rich'''. Rich people are often portrayed as sycophants, morally bankrupt businesspeople, pretentious, and they often are portrayed as LOVING to show it by [[ConspicuousConsumption wearing extremely expensive clothing or by regularly binging on ultra expensive activities and hobbies]]. Expect derogatory comments about those poorer than them. Rich people as targets are especially used during times of economic down-turns, especially those working for massive businesses like insurance, oil companies, computer industries, stock market junkies, etc. Rich women are often shown as gold-diggers who live in the lap of luxury, or if they are a breadwinner (Sometimes ''the'' Breadwinner), then they are shown as being ''extremely'' out of touch with their family and almost ''never'' being able to sit down to cook. (Shown in ''{{Daria}}'', in which Helen heats up frozen Lasagna nearly every night, considers it a rare treat to cook for her family, and overhears people laughing about other women taking Maternity leave.) The level of acceptability goes double for any rich person who is Caucasian, and quadruple if they happen to be Jewish, with further varying degrees of acceptability depending on their careers. (If there exists ''any'' positive portrayal of a rich Jewish banker, then you'd best take a picture because it's probably the first time you'll ever see it.)

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* '''The Rich'''. Rich people are often portrayed as sycophants, morally bankrupt businesspeople, pretentious, and they often are portrayed as LOVING to show it by [[ConspicuousConsumption wearing extremely expensive clothing or by regularly binging on ultra expensive activities and hobbies]]. Expect derogatory comments about those poorer than them. Rich people as targets are especially used during times of economic down-turns, especially those working for massive businesses like insurance, oil companies, computer industries, stock market junkies, etc. Rich women are often shown as gold-diggers who live in the lap of luxury, or if they are a breadwinner (Sometimes ''the'' Breadwinner), then they are shown as being ''extremely'' out of touch with their family and almost ''never'' being able to sit down to cook. (Shown in ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', in which Helen heats up frozen Lasagna nearly every night, considers it a rare treat to cook for her family, and overhears people laughing about other women taking Maternity leave.) The level of acceptability goes double for any rich person who is Caucasian, and quadruple if they happen to be Jewish, with further varying degrees of acceptability depending on their careers. (If there exists ''any'' positive portrayal of a rich Jewish banker, then you'd best take a picture because it's probably the first time you'll ever see it.)
23rd Jun '16 11:59:11 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AntonChekhov's ''The Cherry Orchard'' featured an ineffectual, middle-aged man who kept going back to school, making himself a perpetual student.

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* Creator/AntonChekhov's ''The Cherry Orchard'' ''Theatre/TheCherryOrchard'' featured an ineffectual, middle-aged man who kept going back to school, making himself a perpetual student.
12th Jun '16 4:11:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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* If a hipster gets into politics, then that adds another level of mockery; along with charges of snobbery and superficiality come charges of ill-informed unearned self-righteousness. For example, when a high-end British boutique recently debuted reusable shopping bags with "I Am Not A Plastic Bag" printed on them, many satirists often sardonically extended this to such qualifiers as "No, you're a pretentious twat" in derision of the kind of people it was perceived would buy them (particularly considering that most shops sold similar reusable shopping bags at a much cheaper price without the condescending self-righteousness).
** Then one ethical choice crashed into another, as the bags turned out to be made on the cheap in unknowable circumstances in the Far East.

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* If a hipster gets into politics, then that adds another level of mockery; along with charges of snobbery and superficiality come charges of ill-informed unearned self-righteousness. For example, when a high-end British boutique recently designer Anya Hindmarch debuted reusable shopping bags with "I Am Not A Plastic Bag" printed on them, them in 2007, many satirists often sardonically extended this to such qualifiers as "No, you're a pretentious twat" in derision of the kind of people it was perceived would buy them (particularly considering that most shops sold similar reusable shopping bags at a much cheaper price without the condescending self-righteousness).
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self-righteousness). Then one ethical choice crashed into another, as the bags turned out to be made on the cheap in unknowable circumstances in the Far East.
8th Apr '16 10:32:35 AM eedwardgrey3
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** '''Vegans'''. Vegans are ''constantly'' made fun of and criticized for being even worse than vegetarians. Like vegetarians, God help you if you are a male vegan because then you don't even eat cheese and eggs. Vegans have an even ''higher'' chance of being portrayed as annoying quasi-political hippies, militant PETA members, or both. There exist numerous stereotypes about vegans doing stuff like calling 911 because a fast-food chain is serving meat.

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** '''Vegans'''. Vegans are ''constantly'' made fun of and criticized for being even worse than vegetarians. Like vegetarians, God help you if you are a male vegan because then you don't even eat cheese and eggs. Vegans have an even ''higher'' chance of being portrayed as annoying quasi-political hippies, militant PETA members, or both. There exist numerous stereotypes about vegans doing stuff like calling 911 because a fast-food chain is serving meat. Also likely to overlap with hipsters.
1st Apr '16 5:50:52 PM jormis29
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* '''Drug users'''. [[DrugsAreBad Drugs are for losers]]; the government says so, and ''everyone'' knows they ''never'' lie. In fact, the US government has ''paid'' TV networks to make sure that anyone using drugs was portrayed as a loser. ''{{ER}}'', ''BeverlyHills90210'', ''Chicago Hope'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' and other shows had their scripts reviewed by the government and changes made so the network could pocket some cash.

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* '''Drug users'''. [[DrugsAreBad Drugs are for losers]]; the government says so, and ''everyone'' knows they ''never'' lie. In fact, the US government has ''paid'' TV networks to make sure that anyone using drugs was portrayed as a loser. ''{{ER}}'', ''BeverlyHills90210'', ''Chicago Hope'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', ''Series/ChicagoHope'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' and other shows had their scripts reviewed by the government and changes made so the network could pocket some cash.
1st Apr '16 4:47:51 PM nombretomado
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* '''Drug users'''. [[DrugsAreBad Drugs are for losers]]; the government says so, and ''everyone'' knows they ''never'' lie. In fact, the US government has ''paid'' TV networks to make sure that anyone using drugs was portrayed as a loser. ''{{ER}}'', ''BeverlyHills90210'', ''Chicago Hope'', ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''SeventhHeaven'' and other shows had their scripts reviewed by the government and changes made so the network could pocket some cash.

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* '''Drug users'''. [[DrugsAreBad Drugs are for losers]]; the government says so, and ''everyone'' knows they ''never'' lie. In fact, the US government has ''paid'' TV networks to make sure that anyone using drugs was portrayed as a loser. ''{{ER}}'', ''BeverlyHills90210'', ''Chicago Hope'', ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''SeventhHeaven'' ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' and other shows had their scripts reviewed by the government and changes made so the network could pocket some cash.
19th Mar '16 3:11:59 AM Hossmeister
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5th Mar '16 5:49:28 PM delightfulCheshire
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* '''{{Emo}}s'''. Generally regarded as a bunch of whiny poseurs who cry, write poetry, and cut themselves in order to seem unconventional or to attract attention while blowing even the mildest slights or issues completely out of proportion in order to feel {{Wangst}}y about them. Note that this applies to depressed people as well (thusly blending the emo with those who have mental disorders). As with most acceptable targets, there's a DoubleStandard at work here too. While old people (or the {{Jerkass}} main character in a popular webcomic) are often accepted for being angsty, world-weary and cynical, If you're under the age of 21 and object to ''any'' part of life (even if it's a valid or idealistic objection), you might as well brush your hair over one eye, start writing sappy poetry and threaten to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]].

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* '''{{Emo}}s'''. Generally regarded as a bunch of whiny poseurs who cry, write poetry, and cut themselves in order to seem unconventional or to attract attention while blowing even the mildest slights or issues completely out of proportion in order to feel {{Wangst}}y about them. Note that this applies to depressed people as well (thusly blending the emo with those who have mental disorders). As with most acceptable targets, there's a DoubleStandard at work here too. While old people (or the {{Jerkass}} main character in a popular webcomic) are often accepted for being angsty, world-weary and cynical, If you're [[RealityIsUnrealistic under the age of 21 21]] and object to ''any'' part of life (even if it's a valid or idealistic objection), you might as well brush your hair over one eye, start writing sappy poetry and threaten to [[DrivenToSuicide commit suicide]].
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