‘Hipster’ Nativity scene is creating controversy, selling fast

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SAN DIEGO — There’s a different kind of Nativity scene available this holiday season, and it’s controversial and wildly popular.

The set, which is called the “Hipster Nativity” is a modern take on the traditional Christmas scene.

It comes with a latte-drinking Mary and Joseph sporting a man-bun and taking a selfie with baby Jesus in a solar-paneled stable.

Then there is the three wise men who are on Segways instead of camels all carrying boxes from Amazon.

The set also includes a cow being fed grain-free feed along with a sheep in a sweater and a shepherd boy using his iPhone to listen to some music.

The Hipster Nativity set is made by a San Diego-based company and CNBC reports the sales have exceeded their expectations — selling nearly 500 a day.

And although some people love it, others have called it “sacrilegious.”

“We have quickly found out that this product is very polarizing. It’s usually, ‘this is hilarious, I need one,’ or ‘this is sacrilegious, I hope you burn in hell,’ and almost nothing in between those two extremes,” Co-founder Casey Wright told CNBC.

The set sells for $129.99 and is available online.

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