Do you remember the ironic Brooklyn hipster? It's been a while since this artsy Williamsburg archetype peaked in cultural relevance, yet certain 30 something gentrifiers working in dying mediums have decided to hold onto the inauthentic attitudes that defined this millennial spawn of middle-class suburbia.
Chief among them is a notably satanic Gizmodo.com employee named Tom McKay. Echoing the twisted and hypocritical attitudes of peak snark era Gawker (a style which is dated and unpopular among the vast majority of humans on Earth) Tom has endeavored upon a path of douchebaggery in an attempt to appeal to the bosses of a dying industry.
Wearing the tacky mask of irony, often typing in lowercase to show hipness, and aiming his wrath of blue checkmark approved villainy at targets which help him gain favor amongst the powerful in his industry, Tom McKay is expertly taint licking his way to the top of Twitter’s new media-fueled hate culture.
Here are some tweets of the bully attempting to exercise some of his inner demons by spouting vitriol at assigned targets of groupthink hysteria:
Here is Tom sharing the deep sadness inside of him caused by his broken childhood with anyone who will listen:
Allegations of bestiality have also been leveled at the Brooklyn based media darling:
pretty sure captain chaos here knows exactly what a cat's tongue on the sack feels like pic.twitter.com/tQVExPClYZ— Hang Ten (@HangTen42185652) May 31, 2019
Tom McKay is a 30-something blogger working at a dying digital media company, who also lives in the undesirable Prospect Lefferts Gardens section of Brooklyn (which he’s gentrifying), but for some reason he’s obsessed with telling other people they are losers:
Supposedly “woke” white male Brooklyn hipsters like Tom McKay have long been accused of being ironically racist by people of color who move in progressive circles. Tom revealed himself to be this exact kind of a racist a few years ago while talking about gentrification in one of his early blogs:
He profusely apologized for his racist and classist comments, panicking like a fearful effeminate rodent:
Recently, I gave Tom some very reasonable and good-hearted advice in an effort to push him in a more positive direction:
Wow. Job shaming someone like this is beyond cruel and is indicative of deep emotional issues on your part.— Rory Gilmartin (@rorygilmartin) June 1, 2019
.@thetomzone: Brags about being a Twitter bully. Also Tom McKay: Condemns a Youtuber and demands they are removed from the platform for bullying a couple days later. Clearly the logical mind of a stable genius: pic.twitter.com/H1tOezNlTj— Rory Gilmartin (@rorygilmartin) June 5, 2019
I assume Tom is one of those incredibly well-mannered people in person who takes out the searing pain of childhood trauma on easy targets via a lunatic social media persona. He puts on the mask of a tough guy because he’s damaged in a way most of us will never understand. I encourage you not to hate Tom, but rather to pray for this broken man, his inability to see is own hypocrisy is astounding, but upon self-reflection, he may one day see the error of his ways.
Postscript: As I was writing this blog, Glenn Greenwald took to Twitter to condemn Tom McKay for blatantly lying about another journalist. Tom has serious mental issues and should seek professional help as soon as possible. Pray for Tom!
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