Ah, millennials. The media’s scapegoat du jour. They’re the ones lambasted for having less sex, taking fewer vacations, and splashing out mad cash for artisanal booze and bucket-list dining. And sometimes, they’re the ones who are fun to mock on Twitter for not being familiar with certain people or things.
HashtagRoundup must have thought they were getting into the millennial-bashing fun when they started the hashtag #HowToConfuseAMillennial on Sunday. At first, people were tweeting jokes about rotary phones and the Sony Walkman, because kids these days aren’t familiar with obsolete technology, which is totally not true of every generation.
But it didn’t take long for the millennials themselves to realize there are good reasons to be confused, and even angry, as confused and angry as Charlie Day if you tell him to just get a job.
And so #HowToConfuseAMillennial quickly turned into a collection of fantastic clapbacks from sarcastic millennials. From pointing out the hypocrisy of Baby Boomers calling anyone else selfish, to lamenting unpaid internships and student loans, to kvetching about wages that have been stagnating as productivity and the cost of education and housing have outpaced inflation, millennials weren’t pulling punches about the good reasons they could be confused with the way things are. We’ve collected our favorite salty tweets below.