A young Texan named Alexis Bloomer created a video last week to voice her opinion of millennials, i.e. humans born between the years 1982 and 1994 — including herself. Spoiler: It’s not good.
Bloomer — who, for whatever reason, chose to film the rant inside her car — begins by mentioning how much people over 40 love bashing her generation on social media. This realization led her to “try to evaluate what’s so wrong with our generation.” The answer? Pretty much EVERYTHING! Woooo!
“We’re just existing, we’re not really contributing anything to society,” Bloomer reads from cue cards probably. “Our generation doesn’t have the basic manners that include ‘no ma’am’ and ‘yes ma’am.’ We don’t even hold the door open for ladies, much less our elders anymore. We listen to really obscene music that degrades women and pretty much glorifies drugs and crime. We start to cuss now to prove a point, we use words like ‘bae’ to describe someone we love. And we idolize people like Kim Kardashian, and then we shame people like Tim Tebow. 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.”
Oh my GOD I can’t even believe I just had to re-watch this crap in order to transcribe the above. But SO millennial of me to complain about it, right?!
Bloomer carries on for another minute and wraps things up with an apology to “all our elders” for how much millennials suck, and expressing her hope that her generation will learn to “start pulling our pants up and actually contributing to the society we love.”
Comments on her post (there are currently more than 50,000) range from ‘elders’ and select members of the U.S. military who whole-heartedly agree with Bloomer, to those people who actually see the clip for what it is: A preachy monologue attempting to proliferate a lifestyle and set of values that, in many ways, no longer applies to our modern day lives.
As Facebook user John Gerbino puts it, “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.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Then again, maybe that’s just my millennial laziness rearing its sloth-like, entitled head once again. Who’s to say…