Generation X and some Baby Boomers on Twitter thought it would be a great idea to make fun of millennials on Twitter and started the hashtag #HowToConfuseAMillennial. It was all fun and games for the Twitter elders at first, tweeting jokes about how handing the younger generation a map will confuse them, how they have no idea what a Walkman or phone booths are, and of course, they didn’t forget to make jokes about how teens today are too dependent on technology.
Hand them a job application form
— Andrew (@1andrewfenton) September 4, 2016
Turn off their autocorrect #HowToConfuseAMillennial
— #Jesus (@TheLordHasSpoke) September 4, 2016
But it didn’t take long for the millennials to take over the hashtag and own it. The hashtag suddenly turned into a collection of sarcastic and shade-throwing tweets and almost instantly, the ones who started the hashtag were the ones getting schooled. They also made use of the hashtag to fire back on topics of racism, economics, and more.
Here are some of our favorite shady clapbacks:
Tell them to follow their passions!*
*as long as they aren't passionate about art, writing, or anything creative#HowToConfuseAMillennial
— sully. (@NoMayoTears) September 4, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial be racist, homophobic, transphobic etc. yet also complain about how this generation is disrespectful
— shehzadi (@ellliotaIderson) September 4, 2016
Criticize them for being on their phones 24/7 then run to them when you don't know how to operate the remote. #HowToConfuseAMillennial
— l u i s a (@isayness) September 5, 2016
You can be expelled from a university for plagiarism but you'll only get a slap on the wrist for raping someone #HowToConfuseaMillennial
— lew. (@Blink1EightyLew) September 4, 2016
#HowToConfuseAMillennial start a hashtag slamming millenials on a platform controlled by millenials; get offended when millenials fight back
— Nathan Walters (@waltersn512) September 4, 2016
— gratuity tucci (@aolanibani) September 4, 2016
Not to be biased but we think the millennials won this Twitter war. Next time, make fun of them on a social media platform that isn’t controlled by them.
We doubt that exists, though. 😉