hot topic is a clothing store. shopping there doesn't make you a poser. shopping there and thinking you are original/goth/punk does. you are only original if you buy the stuff in hot topic before it comes out ;)
Normal person: i love hot topic i think i'll go get that new <insert band> t-shirt
Poser: i need to go to hot topic and pick up some more anti societal clothes, so people will know that i am an outcast.
his life must be so full of pain, that his parents give him money to buy overpriced clothing at hot topic