A journalist who describes herself as “a millennial” sat in a car and criticized her generation, garnering more than 33 million views in the past several days on Facebook.
Alexis Boomer, the woman, gave her opinion on why older generations think “our generation sucks,” before going off on millennials. The video, after going viral, was picked up by several conservative-leaning websites.
“We’re just existing, we’re not really contributing anything to society,” she said, according to a transcript from TheBlaze.
“We listen to really obscene music that degrades women and pretty much glorifies drugs and crime,” Boomer added, saying that words such as “bae” are used as terms for “someone we love.”
“We’re lazy, we’re really entitled and we want to make a lot of money and have free education but we’re not really willing to put in the work,” she said.
“We don’t respect our elders, we don’t even respect our country,” Boomer said. “We’re stepping on our flag instead of stepping up to volunteer. And we mock the men and women that are fighting for us, but we praise the people that are fighting each other.”
After her video went viral, she got a mixed response, with some people criticizing her for simply making stereotypes.
“Pretty sure it’s not this generations fault. It’s the generation that raised this generations fault for doing a piss poor job. Thanks,” wrote one person (sic). “You made an entire speech based on stereotypes. I am a millenial. i hold doors for women and i stand when they leave the table. I say ma’am as a term of respect,” commented another user.
Added another: “This is much less a knock on millennials than it is a knock on anybody who doesn’t fall in line with your southern-conservative views under the guise of an apology to our elders. First, there are disrespectful people in every generation.”
Wrote one person: “Not all of us are lazy, some of understand what ‘standing up for what we believe in’ truly means, and not all of are entitled, however, we do understand the things that should come as basic rights to all people. I’m sure that there was more to your rant that I was unable to bear through, however, I think my writings are sufficient in response.”
But a number of people agreed with Boomer’s sentiment.