NewEnergyNews: Gen Z-er Burns Boomer On Climate

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    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    Gen Z-er Burns Boomer On Climate

    ‘OK boomer’: 25-year-old politician responds to heckler during climate crisis speech

    November 6, 2019 (CNN via Fox 59)

    “…[25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker Chlöe Swarbrick was heckled while speaking about the Zero Carbon Bill, which would set a target of zero carbon emissions for the country by 2050…[S]he casually dropped a sharp-tongued retort — “OK boomer” — and, unfazed, continued talking…[The viral meme among millennials and Generation Z] exploded this year on the TikTok social media app, where countless mocking videos are calling out what young people perceive as out-of-touch Baby Boomers and their patronizing opinions…

    …[Swarbick said later in a Facebook post that people were upset about her remarks but she had learned that] ‘responding succinctly and in perfect jest to somebody heckling you about *your age* as you speak about the impact of climate change on *your generation* with the literal title of their generation makes some people very mad…So I guess millennials ruined humor. That, or we just need to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and abstain from avocados. That’s the joke…’” click here for more

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