Complex names Boston 7th most overrated city in the U.S.

Is Boston overrated? Photo Credit: ariatours.com
Is Boston overrated?
Photo Credit: ariatours.com

Brace yourselves, Bostonians, for even more shade: Complex Magazine has ranked Boston as the seventh most “overrated” city in the United States thanks to American democracy, The Patriots and Mark Wahlberg.

“Historical significance only gets you so far. Bostonians know this deep down in their hearts, which is why they will drunkenly shout at your rather than shy away from their Boston superiority complex,” wrote author Brenden Gallagher in his March 15 editorial.

The online publication also slammed the city for its drinking habits, alleged anger management issues and racial disputes, saying: “From their quiet segregation to their obsessive fascination with sports, there is a lot to dislike about Boston, no matter how many middle fingers Red Sox fans want to throw at us for saying so.”

Complex also called out the Mayor’s Deputy Press Secretary for bashing Gawker.com after the website ridiculed the city, and said that its favorite Boston event was when the city ran out of liquor licenses in 2006.

“Why all the drinking? You have to drink if you are going to wait for the ever-delayed subways, buses that stop running at midnight, and price gouging taxis that start their fares at $8. But, hey, at least you can look at a statue of Paul Revere while you freeze your ass off.”

That’s right – Boston has the anger issues.

But the Hub doesn’t have it nearly as bad as New York, according to Complex, which came in as the number one most overrated city in America:

“New York is a hell of a town; the most pretentious people in the world cram themselves into studio apartments to become martyrs to whatever trendy art form they moved here to practice/blog about, and use that fact to feel superior to the rest of the country.”

Yeah, New York. Stop being such a jerk.

Check out the full list of ‘overrated’ U.S. cities:

1. New York
2. San Francisco
3. Los Angeles
4. Washington, DC
5. Portland
6. Las vegas
7. Boston
8. Philly
9. Dallas
10. Miami

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