a negative term that is getting more and more popular especially after 9/11 and the iraq war because the pretentious hipster is stereotypically a liberal artist that is anti war and modern art is looked down on my the majority but gets recognition by some of the major art establishments. anyone who has anything to do with art or liberal culture automatically gets thrown into the pretentious hipster crowd. it's like a never ending fight between the outcast and the popular pretty kids in high school except it takes place everywhere in america. the pretentious hipster is hated so much because people will never understand him and he can't be stopped thanks to america's freedom. his difference of opinion drives everyone nuts. nuts enough for all the mainstream preppies to go on to urban dictionary and youtube to write negative things about him. people who hate pretentious hipsters are psuedo-conformist
stereotypically, the pretentious hipster is a drinker of coffee, likes punk and indie, watches foreign film, votes democrat. he is also known as a hippie and a drug addict at times. even though people have never heard the music and film he likes, he will still be criticized based on speculation. the pretentious hipster he shops mom and pops shop and gets accused of trying too hard to be unique and different. oh well, he'll be criticized either way, better to do what you want than be intimadated by internet criticism by passive aggressive mainstream kids. just be yourself and you will piss all your enemies off.