Philly shrug

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The Philadelphia shrug or Philly shrug is a phrase that is used to embody a number of behaviors that relinquish self responsibility or re-enforce apathy in the face of obstacles (cultural, political, etc.) and are specific to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] The majority of social media commenting on the Philadelphia shrug dates from 2013, although the cultural concept predates this time.[2] Although there are several social media sites that are determined to eliminate it from the Philadelphian consciousness, it remains a part of the culture of parts of Philadelphia.[3][4]


  1. ^ "What don't you like about Philly? • /r/philadelphia". Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Google". Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Philly Shrug". Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "The No #PhillyShrug campaign begins". Retrieved 22 June 2016.