critical hipster declares "metrosexual" in death throes
November 24, 2003 04:17 PM

There is no doubt in my mind that the appearance of any pop culture phenomenon as a lead item on the local news in my town is a sure sign of the death of that trend.

So, imagine my pleasure upon hearing the advert for the 11:00 news last night... "blah blah blah metrosexual blah blah local men blah" (or something like.

Metrosexuals! On the local news! I give it six weeks, tops (on the 6:00 news, it's got three weeks, on the noon news it's already dead).

That's right, kids! The formerly hip new term for a man who likes women, decorating and clothes is now officially on the outs. Good riddance. That term, that concept, had become such an idiotic way to embarass and stereotype men (of both preferences).

I know it was a sign, in part, of the permeation of straight culture by gay culture. But it would be a more hopeful sign if the culture of gay men were adopted by straight men without so much effort at differentiation and irony. "Metrosexuality" is just so heavy-handed. Pfft.

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