In case you've been living under a rock recently, boomers are a meme now. "OK boomer" is the new response younger generations are using in response to criticisms from their elder counterparts.
And many boomers seem to hate it, with some even going as far as to compare the phrase to racial slurs.
But Abigail Disney, a filmmaker, and philanthropist, as well as the heiress to Walt Disney's brother, doesn't seem to understand why her fellow Baby Boomers are so up in arms over the phrase.
She recently took to Twitter to slam fellow boomers for getting "triggered over the phrase."
Abigail Disney started: "Can I just say this about 'OK Boomer'? What the hell is wrong with you/us boomers?? When did you get so easily triggered? Face up to the fact that the world is changing fast but you are not. You are old. You are not irrelevant yet. But you are less relevant every day."
She went on to explain: "And the more often you object to Millenials' understandable resentment toward a generation that has selfishly poisoned their water, blown past every climate warning so they could drive their stupid hummers, and looked away or worse for sexual, racial and economic injustice."
"The more you prove their point that you just don't understand anything of value to them. Look, these kids are facing down a rising tide (literally) of changes that threatens everything you and I taught them to hold dear."
Disney went on to accuse many boomers of hypocrisy, writing:
"Oh, and does anyone remember not trusting anyone over 30??? Good lord I bet half of the nudniks complaining about youth disrespecting them were all over that freight train of prejudice and bad judgment. How about you guys sit the fuck down and let the kids drive."
She concluded: "It's not like you've done such a great job with the time you have had. Get over the idea that all things pass, you are old and you need to let history do what history does: move on."
Many Twitter users seemed to agree with Disney's view point, with one writing: "While I hate 'ok boomer,' and have no interest in using cheap insults like that, it’s pretty rich hearing complaints about it after well over a decade of relentless attacks, smears and scorn toward my cohort. 'Millennial' has been practically turned into a curse word."
Another user concluded: "I’m a boomer. I think OK, boomer is hilarious. Just the right amount of irreverence. We dropped the ball on gun violence, climate change and income inequality. We started with Woodstock but succumbed to the 'greed is good' gang. For that we deserve unending ridicule."
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