Monday, June 15, 2015

Did Clickhole just totally nail gentrification in Detroit?

Posted By on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 6:08 PM

In our endless trolling of the internet, we just stumbled across this post by Clickhole. Like the last five people on the planet who don't know The Onion is a satirical news site, we were a little bemused at the idea that someone was buying up foreclosed houses in order to turn them into Fuddruckers franchises. Of course, it's a total farce. 

Sure, the article is funny, but did Clickhole just totally nail gentrification in Detroit on the head? Maia Browne is the optimistic, spunky artist with a heart of gold, who's going to save the city by bringing in a national dining chain, which wipes out blight one deep-fried appetizer at a time. 



Corporate dollars have come to save the day! Neighborhood residents feel deep gratitude when gazing upon bright, yellow awnings! It's a gentrifier's dream come true! 

Of course, to really fall into that category, Browne couldn't have grown up trying to "escape Detroit's decaying west side," but rather in a hoity toity suburb somewhere north of the city. Still, the last line of the satirical news story would have made Aaron Foley squirm if he'd read it on Daily Detroit: "Bravo, Maia. If every artist had her vision, the world would change overnight."

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation