Tired: ‘OK, Boomer.’ Wired: ‘Eat the Rich.’

Vice | Nov 8, 2019 at 1:44 PM
  • We don’t want to hear about avocado toast ever again—that’s the sentiment behind the explosive growth of “ok boomer,” the Gen Z and Millennial social media retort to complaints from the olds that has caught fire online in recent weeks.
  • On social media posts, “ok boomer” is a meme and hashtag often tied to concerns about catastrophic climate change, inequality, racism, misogyny, student debt, and increases in the cost of living.
  • The real test is how that generation works to dismantle the political and economic institutions that allow those elites to exploit the world with impunity.