Jan 222013
 

As trends and fashion change, so do once negative stereotypes. Being a nerd used to be a social death sentence, something one would attempt to hide, yet be proud of at the same time.

But ever since the web went mainstream, nerd culture has been taken over by glasses-wearing hipsters who self-label themselves ‘nerds’ because they have an iPhone 5 that they use to Instagram their Panera Bread lunch and play Angry Birds on. 

To promote their new season of Portlandia, and at the same time vent about fake hipster-nerds, IFC published this ‘important message from the Portland Nerd Council’ in the form of a Nerd PSA that has started to trend.