THEATER OF THE ABSURD: ‘A Gentrifier Tells All’, Behold and Marvel at the Indiscreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – By Shannon Rupp

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Source – thetyee.ca

‘…It took only seconds for the enterprising Internet to uncover Jheon’s bona fides. The family she describes as “cash strapped” and having “very little money” turns out to own multiple properties…about buying a cottage on impulse. She also revealed they have vacation property in Mexico. Throw in the two Toronto properties mentioned in the magazine piece, and the Internet went wild…There’s also a tongue-in-cheek crowdfunding page for the couple crying poor”:

‘A Gentrifier Tells All’, Behold and Marvel at the Indiscreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – By Shannon Rupp

‘How one story pissed off just about every non-rich person in Toronto’ is the way Vice described Toronto Life’s breezy first-person tale of one family’s quest to kick out poor people to remodel and inhabit a 4,000-square-foot home in Parkdale.

First-person essays have long been notorious for their tendency to play fast-and-loose with the truth, but Toronto…

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