The opposing views in these tweets are obvious. #OkBoomer has become pretty divisive. Though it’s a meme and has become viral online, it is also used as an actual insult and depends on the connotation and conversation. The differing views on #OkBoomer are especially interesting given the generational context of it. This one is just funny:
All the Millennial morons who thought it was clever to trend the disrespectful #OkBoomer are now lauding Fleetwood Mac as their musical inspiration and saviors…
(Stevie Nicks) pic.twitter.com/Mfmtkh9vXN
— Harwell (@AubreyBHarwell) November 21, 2019
Boomers are known historically for putting millennials down and calling them lazy and entitled.
My favorite part about Boomers being upset with “Ok Boomer” is that they are calling it agism and discriminatory. As though they haven’t been calling Millennials snowflakes and writing editorials about how awful we are for the last 10 years.#okboomer
— It’s Courtney Bitches (@TheCourtRules) November 4, 2019
This hashtag turns the tables, and ironically, many boomers are getting upset, when they’ve been calling millennials sensitive.
#OkBoomer is not an attack on your age, it's an attack on your shitty opinions.
You would know that if you weren't such a fucking boomer.
— 🏳️🌈SvensPronfest (comms open)🔞 (@SvensPronfest) November 21, 2019
It’s obvious there would be opposing views between generations, especially with one directly calling out the other, and this can be seen in these tweets. Some boomers have taken it very personally, calling it ageist.
Some have even said it’s the “n-word of ageism.”
Boomers comparing #OkBoomer to the N-Word is peak boomer and the perfect illustration of why the hashtag exists.
— Bragrman (@bragrman) November 4, 2019
On the other hand, a majority of millennials and gen z find it very fitting to called out boomers like this.
— Something Clever (@sista_frans) November 24, 2019
Within a matter of days, though, it blew up and has been overused, so much that a lot of fed up with it.
“OK, Boomer” should be banned. Not because it’s offensive or discriminatory, no.
It should be banned because it’s fucking annoying, overused, and never used in a proper context to really make it sting.
**patiently awaits the “#OkBoomer” replies**
— Joseph Bolser (@AverageJoBo) November 25, 2019