A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture to show a generic hipster. But it wasn’t him.
Before threatening a lawsuit over the use of your image you should probably check to make sure the picture is actually of you — especially if you’re a hipster.
MIT Technology Review that looked into the “hipster effect.” According to the site’s editor-in-chief Gideon Lichfield, they immediately received an email after publishing their piece from an angry man claiming to be the article’s pictured “hipster.”
A few days ago we ran a piece in @techreview about some research purporting to explain the “hipster effect”—the fact that nonconformists often end up nonconforming in the same way. We used a stock Getty photo of a hipster-ish-looking man. https://t.co/8LB6qLSmgS