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My Audi uses CNG, I’m urban poor: Twitter reacts to Buzzfeed trend piece

A Buzzfeed article on what its author describes are the ‘urban poor’ has been all the rage on Twitter for the last 24 hours. The article tries to put the spotlight on yuppies who have been pushed to make questionable financial decisions driven by either vanity or peer pressure.

india Updated: May 08, 2016 07:15 IST
HT Correspondent
File photo of a bar in Mumbai.
File photo of a bar in Mumbai.(Natasha Hemrajani/HT Photo)

A Buzzfeed article on India’s ‘urban poor’, described as yuppies pushed to make questionable financial decisions, has been all the rage on Twitter the last 24 hours.

“Objectively and relative to a vast majority of Indians, they aren’t “poor” at all. But they’re certainly hungry and broke a lot,” the author wrote of ‘twentysomethings’ making choices driven by either vanity or peer pressure.

Though the author appealed to the readers’ empathy, the article seems to have elicited the exact opposite reaction, making ‘urban poor’ a punchline for jokes on entitled young professionals.

Here are a some of the best reactions on Twitter about the so called ‘urban poor’.