The latest intergenerational war is here and there’s not a snowflake in sight. The Zoomers (AKA Gen Z) have looked to their platform of choice, TikTok, to declare war on millennials, or more accurately, millennial culture. Think: Harry Potter, avocado on toast, doggos, and BuzzFeed quizzes.
It all began when @wholesam posted a TikTok, with the caption: “Stop bullying millennials! They’re pretty cool.” Naturally, he then continued to completely eviscerate millennial culture, with quotes such as “millennials have no drip” and “millennials are so cringe”. He ended the video with rainbow-hued images of himself wearing a plaid shirt and beanie, with a moustache tattoo drawn onto his finger and captions like #adulting and #coffeebreak. Eek.
Commenters responded with “Don’t worry they’re just quirky” and “Don’t worry they won’t find this. They’re too busy reading BuzzFeed articles about why the 90s were better”. Others made fun of millennial phrases like “doggo”, “derp”, “awesome sauce”, and “smol bean”.
TikTok user @mayalepa then took it a step further by uploading a video onto her account, saying: “Tired of boomers bunching Gen Z and millennials together because I personally don’t want to be associated with people who still think that Harry Potter movies are a personality trait.”
also have to give credit where it’s due to the video that started it all from mayalepa on tiktok. brutal pic.twitter.com/iMOKWjvzSq
“They’ll be 34 talking about ‘I’m a Hufflepuff’, like grow up and do a line of coke already LOL,” commented one user, @nbayoungthot. “They’re worried about their Harry Potter house but they live in a one bedroom apartment... y’all worried about the wrong houses,” @gendoyle added.
“Millennials b like: yikes I’m adulting right now ugh I need to go get an avocado toast,” said user @bigtoes36. “They say doggo,” user @hell0kittystan added.