Whew, things are heating up on the social media-sphere between Baby Boomers and Millennials in yet another clash of the generations.
Over the weekend, the hashtag #HowToConfuseaMillennial began trending, which started off with a few members of the older generation poking fun at youngsters – you know, the usual.
Things began lightheartedly enough …
— DeusExMachinaV42 (@xzhyrax) September 4, 2016
show them how we used to “google” pic.twitter.com/6gtFJjcLCN
— SophieDiddles (@sophie_diddles) September 4, 2016
— adu1tg33k (@adu1tg33k1) September 4, 2016
All right, we get it, haha.
Turn off their autocorrect #HowToConfuseAMillennial
— #Jesus (@TheLordHasSpoke) September 4, 2016
— ken (@KenKenhall65) September 4, 2016
— pH1 – and only! (@pH1Online) September 4, 2016
Then they started to get a tad … hmm, shall we say judgmental?
— Brendan McInnis (@BrendanMcInnis) September 4, 2016
Tell them there are only two genders #HowToConfuseAMillennial
— Michael F Duffy (@pantseater) September 4, 2016
Guys, c’mon, that’s not cool.
#HowToConfuseAMillennial tell them they aren’t entitled to anything.
— Caroline Craig (@CeeJayCraig) September 4, 2016
When they call you a racist, say “ok” and watch their face melt. #HowToConfuseAMillennial
— ScottInSC (@ScottInSC) September 4, 2016
But it wasn’t long before Millennials began to pick up on the hashtag and decided to give as good as they got.
I’m already confused. I didn’t know this many old people used Twitter. #HowToConfuseAMillennial
— chase crawford (@chsecrwfrd) September 4, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial push for an advance in technology in the late 90s early 2000s and then complain about us always using technology
— Richey Collazo (@RicheyCollazo) September 4, 2016
Get all the math wrong and think Millennials are still teenagers who never used a map. The 90’s weren’t 10y ago.
— Sara S. (@SaraFSarmento) September 7, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial continuously blame them for problems that were created by generations before them
— Zito (@_Zeets) September 4, 2016
And kept it comin’.
Say there’s no $ for universal healthcare, education & infrastructure. But there’s always $ for wars & prisons
— Angel (@ThatAngelRivera) September 7, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial – Destroy the environment, destroy the economy, destroy the housing market and then call millennials lazy.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) September 4, 2016
#howtoconfuseamillennial tell us to get an entry level job that requires 5 years experience and a bachelor’s degree with 120k in debt.
— cohuddd (@codyh9) September 7, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial Crash their economy and then condescendingly ask why so many of them are living with their parents.
— ModernManKevinBacon (@Notintheface1) September 4, 2016
Some even pointed out how ironic the whole situation was.
#HowToConfuseAMillennial tell us we are so obsessed with social media but create a hashtag to bash us on social media
— emo-ly (lol get it) (@f_EM_inism) September 6, 2016
— mark (@bringbackjozea) September 4, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial start a hashtag slamming millennials on a platform controlled by millennials; get offended when millennials fight back
— Nathan Walters (@waltersn512) September 4, 2016
I like how #HowToConfuseAMillennial is trending right now. Don’t the people who hate millennials realize THEY were the ones who raised them?
— Cory Williams (@smpfilms) September 4, 2016
Guess it goes to show … don’t start a war you can’t win. 😉
#HowToConfuseAMillennial is hilarious. I think the worst platform to insult a millennial is social media. You won’t win.
— Swaggy B. (@2sense2b_had) September 7, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial is one of my favorite trending hashtags that completely backfire from their original intentions. Best mistake ever
— Dominic Moret (@DmoretArt) September 7, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial Millennials are the Clapback Generation. Y’all should have known better than this.
— Ernest Ezeugo (@ErnestEzeugo) September 6, 2016
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