Buzzfeed loves Baltimore… or at least Honfest’s cartoon version
Ah, Honfest. It’s either a fun play on a classic Baltimore character or a potentially offensive caricature of working class women. Some of us hate it, some of us love it, but it would be rare to find a Baltimorean outside of Denise Whitings’ doors who thinks it makes “Charm City One of the Best Places to Live in America,” as Buzzfeed argued on the site today.
There are some nice photos–one, perhaps, is of an actual “hon” and Bowtie Bob Nelson of City Folk fame was pictured–but the whole thing is marred by the gee-whiz-look-how-exotic-these-funny-people-are attitude that one has come to expect from Buzzfeed and, honestly, Honfest.
Buzzfeed, if you love this Disney-fied version of Baltimore so much, why don’t you come back for Hampdenfest, where you might catch a glimpse of the real thing.