Joe Jonas may have won over your preteen sister, but Williamsburg hipsters are not impressed.
Last Wednesday Jonas opened for Swizz Beatz at PAPER Magazine’s “See No More” party at the House of Vans. According to a report from the Daily News,
“Jonas did not encounter very much love from the hard-core Williamsburg crowd in their frayed jeans, acid-washed tanks, jean vests and oversize eyeglass frames.
The booing and jeering began as soon as the Disney TV star and his four backup singers took to the stage …
The hostile hipsters didn’t even react when Jonas showed off his newly sculpted torso by taking off his blazer to reveal a tight tank top.”
The crowd of “hardcore” hipsters even went so far as to pelt Jonas and his back up dancers with Nerf basketballs handed out for free at the event.
However; Alexis Swerdloff at PAPER refuted the News’s account, telling Gothamist,
“As someone who was standing in the middle of the crowd during the entire performance, I can say that yes, there were a few balls thrown onto the stage—but they were promotional balls that were being thrown around all night—and that Joe was hardly met with stony silence! Rabid fans lined up around the block hours before the performance and were screaming throughout.”
Whichever version of events you believe, this discrepancy begs the question of whether anyone is actually immune to a teen heartthrob’s puppy dog eyes and choreographed dance moves after all.