"Hipster" isn't a phrase you'd use to describe Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who
represents the 3rd congressional district in
Connecticut, encompassing New Haven, the vast majority of New Haven
country, and small sections of Middlesex County and Fairfield County.
However, it is a phrase you would use to describe Wesleyan University,
nestled in the corner of DeLauro's district in Middletown, CT. Known
for its history of social and political activism,
Wesleyan is also known for its hipster music scene, serving as the birthplace of young acts including 2005 grads MGMT, singer-songwriter
Santigold, and recent emerging stars like Das Racist and Francis and
So what do Rosa DeLauro and
Wesleyan University have in common, apart from electoral geography?
According to self-described "writer, comedian, actor, and hip-hop
artist" Travis Helwig
, the two share hipster sensibilities
. Thanks to "Rosa DeLauro Is A Fucking Hipster," a parody offshoot of the simultaneously loved and reviled "Look At This Fucking Hipster
Rep. DeLauro can now claim to share a label with some of her younger constituents.
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