Millennials vs Gen Z: The best memes from the ongoing fight
Whose team are you on: Gen Z or millennials? The fight is on, and it’s heating up every day. Gen Z has roasted millennials for their fashion choices & hairstyles, while millennials are hitting them right back with critiques of their youthful lingo. Here are some of the best memes on Twitter from the ongoing fight.
Gen Z: EW GROSS MILLENNIAL SKINNY JEANS AHH BURN IT WITH FIRE!!
Me, as a young Millennial, rocking my favourite friggen jeans, the boyfriend cut: pic.twitter.com/P539d2GNJW
— Amanda Acton (@amandacton) February 15, 2021
One millennial pointed out they hold leverage in this fight because they were present in the . . . troubling . . . nascent stages of the internet.
Gen Z: Me, an ancient
— JoshuaVision 🧊📦 (@joshcarlosjosh) February 16, 2021
I don’t think about you
Another advocate for the millennial argument repurposed an iconic moment from Mad Men where Michael Ginsberg (Ben Feldman) confronts Don Draper (Jon Hamm) whose result is a pretty sick burn.
nothing is more boring or embarrassing than adults going onto the internet to complain about gen z not liking their side parts
— Rachel Charlene (@RachelCharleneL) February 15, 2021
That awkward moment
One person pointed out that the age gap between millennials & Gen Zers makes the whole thing kind of awkward, as it means adults are fighting with teens.
maybe it's because I have a 15-year-old niece who drags me on a regular but i do not understand why any millennial is pressed about what gen z thinks
— Zakiya N. Jamal (@ZakiyaJamal) February 16, 2021
Another person argued that, if you have younger people in your life, you might be used to the Gen Z abuse enough to let the whole thing go once and for all.
Gen Z will be like “something so traumatic happened to me yesterday” and it’s like they were in traffic
— Michael Benjamin (@mfbenji) February 15, 2021
Another Twitter user came for the Gen Z tendency to turn little inconveniences into “trauma,” and we can’t help but laugh.
millennial culture is sharing popular tik toks in apps that aren't tik tok
— myName !== "alice" (@kevindotmp3) February 15, 2021
Do you have someone in your life who sends you TikToks in texts? This might have just exposed them . . .
Honestly all of the #GenZ students I’ve worked with are incredible. They are some of the most empathetic & thoughtful people I know, even at a young age. Way more in-tune with themselves & the world than I was. I am lucky I have the privilege to see the bright future first hand!
— Chelsea Cook #BlackLivesMatter (@PhDBee) February 15, 2021
A case for Gen Z
One person came out with a heartfelt firsthand comment about Gen Z students, explaining that they were some of the most “empathetic and thoughtful” people she’s ever worked with. And we thought that was a pretty good case for the Gen Z side of the argument.
today let’s hear it for millennials, the only generation that is normal and has done nothing wrong
— Better things are possible (@InternetHippo) February 14, 2021
We’re normal . . . we swear
Yes, we’ve totally never heard of a millennial doing anything wrong . . .
In the last week, I've been told side parts, skinny jeans, and the😂 emoji are uncool to Gen Z.
Listen, I spent a lot of time worrying about being cool when I was growing up (it never worked). I'm totally fine with being uncool now. :)
— April Fiet (@aprilfiet) February 14, 2021
It’s okay to be uncool
One Twitter user spoke out about how this discourse has made her realize she’s actually uncool, and she’s cool with that. And, hey, if skinny jeans are wrong, well we don’t want to be right.
Anyone else feel personally victimised that Gen Z think our side partings and skinny jeans are uncool 😂 #GenZ #millennial pic.twitter.com/KdMXCAdGEM
— Liv (@Liviaaxox) February 14, 2021
We’re all victims
One Twitter user repurposed an iconic GIF from Mean Girls, illustrating how tough it can be to be ganged up on by Gen Zers. We feel you, Twitter user.
How a Gen Z gay introduces me when he invites me to a group text. https://t.co/ieEZnNY3hp
— Khalid El Khatib (@kmelkhat) February 15, 2021
This picture of an old turtle is actually how we feel when we’re introduced by Gen Zers, and we’re not okay.
Gen Z middle parts vs. Millennial side parts pic.twitter.com/fnBNvqiIBn
— Derek Heckman (@herekdeckman) February 15, 2021
The battle of the side parts
This moment in There Will Be Blood reminds us a lot of arguments between Gen Z & millennials. Hopefully, no one comes along and drinks our milkshake.
With the fight between Gen Z & millennials heating up, we know it isn’t coming to an end any time soon – all we can really do is grab some popcorn and watch the chaos unfold. Whose side are you on? Let us know in the comments below.