They’ve barely just graduated high school and gotten through college, but already Gen Z is tired of Millennials. Whether it’s because they can’t dance or edit their TikToks properly or how they always complain about things that Gen Z has simply already accepted, Gen Zers are taking to social media platforms to express how they feel. We’ve collected a series of tweets that show all the trash talk that’s secretly been happening.
Don’t Understand Disney Movie Nostalgia
It’s true that Millennials just can’t get enough of Disney songs from the ’90s. Still, back then everybody loved all those Disney classics rather than the remakes designed specifically to target the nostalgia that Millennials have for that bygone era.
For Gen Zers, it just doesn’t have the same effect on them, and hearing a Disney song doesn’t pull on their heartstrings the way it does with Millennials. It’s no wonder why they’re so annoyed over all the hype.
Growing Up in the ‘90s
It doesn’t take too long for a Millennial to mention something about how they grew up in the ‘90s. Gen Zers just don’t get what was so special about that era — a time before the internet and streaming, back when everything was bright and the future seemed like it was going to be epic.
Well, things didn’t exactly turn out the way Millennials hoped and as a result, they’re prone to looking back.
Not Understanding Basic Grammar
So, this one is a pretty legitimate complaint since we’re pretty sure that nobody likes this. Millennials do have a knack for switching out nouns in place of verbs. While this was pretty novel in the beginning, it’s getting old fast and Millennials should probably grow out of it.
The Gen Zers certainly feel this way, and they’re more than happy to step in and try to push things along. We’ll see if Millennials are actually paying this any attention.
Millennials Just Can Not Dance
If there’s one thing that Gen Zers can’t get enough of it’s laughing at Millennials for trying to dance on TikTok. It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when Millennials were making fun of Boomers for trying to navigate Facebook, so we wonder which social platform will be the next thing that the younger generation uses to make fun of the older one.
We’re not sure if this is totally accurate, but Gen Zers certainly think it is.
Just Get With the Times
It’s a fair assessment to say that TikTok is here, and it’s pretty much here to stay. Trying to avoid downloading it is like trying to avoid the sun — eventually it’s going to find you. In any event, this Gen Zer telling Millenials to grow up is pretty amusing.
According to Twitter user @StefanFeher4, you’re not an adult just because you haven’t downloaded TikTok. In fact, anyone using Facebook and Instagram should get with the times already…
Just Doing a Thing
Millennials do like to say, “I just did a thing” and if we’re being honest, it’s an annoyingly vague statement to throw out into the world — especially when that “thing” that you’re talking about is a pretty mundane and simple task.
Yet Millennials will say that until everyone is listening out of curiosity or, as may likely be the reason, because they’re hoping to just stop that Millennial from talking. Listen up here Millennials, nobody likes you saying that!
Time to Express Yourself
Gen Zers are not a fan of Millennials always talking to one another in GIFs. This is something that the rest of us don’t understand considering that GIFs are both hilarious and, in fact, quite effective at getting a point across.
Yet Gen Zers feel that this is just one more reason why Millennials aren’t able to grow up. Wait, when did Gen Z start to sound like Boomers? We hate to say it but it seems like Gen Zers just don’t understand the simplicity of GIFs.
Everybody Knows What VHS Is
We’re back to the Millennial nostalgia, which is something that Gen Zers don’t understand so they’re going to attack. We hate to sound like a bunch of Boomers here Gen Z, but you’ll understand this when you’re older.
Yes, you may know what a VHS tape is, but you never had to worry about getting angry at your sibling because they forgot to rewind the tape after watching one of those classic ’90s films that you also don’t understand. So, take a knee on this one — the adults are talking.
Classic Millennial Past Times
Maya asks a totally legit question — what is it with Millennials DMing each other memes from private pages while sipping on a nice cool La Croix? Well, let’s start with the first one because it’s the harder one to answer.
DMing memes from private pages is pretty comparable to Boomers emailing us videos and other spam mail like, “Send this to 10 people or else blah blah blah.” As for La Croix, it’s just simply delicious so stop hating.
Get Off Your High Horse
Gen Z may be under the impression that growing up during a time of smartphones and social media trumps any other decade and every other generation. Millennials, though, well they clearly loved their childhood and that’s why they like to reminisce. Sure — TikTok is cool and all, but have you ever actually been to a scholastic school fair, missy?
They’re pretty epic and your generation is undoubtedly missing out. Plus, there’s really no reason to discuss your credit score with people whether or not you’re rolling in the dough. Get off your high horse, Gen Zers.
It’s Just Who We Are
It’s true that Millennials do have this fear of aging and turning into Boomers — they’re quick to panic and lament about getting older. Jessica does make a good point, though. Things don’t just suddenly change just because someone turns 30.
At least we hope that’s not the case. But, there are many characteristics that most 30-year-olds share. Interests are changing and energy levels are dropping. Don’t worry, Gen Z — you’ll all get there someday…
Not Understanding Different Social Platforms
This one is pretty funny because we see it all the time. Millennials like to take themselves pretty seriously on Twitter. They want everyone to know what they’ve done or what they’re about to do — ya know, so that just in case they ever get into a Twitter war with someone, that person will know exactly who they’re messing with.
The thing is that it’s absolutely ridiculous, and the only people that read those bios are Gen Zers, who then immediately turn around and make fun of you.
Having Trouble Naming Their Kids
This is one that everybody is going to pay for at some point. Currently, Millennials are the ones paying the price but we’re sure that in another 10 or 20 years, Gen Zers are also going to poke fun at the kids of Millennials for having such ridiculous names.
We’re not saying that Millennials shouldn’t have fun with baby names, but perhaps they should attempt to show the tiniest bit of restraint…
Buzzfeed Quizzes and Adulting
Let’s be real — it has become a bit of a Millennial cliché to talk about doing Buzzfeed quizzes in order to figure out what kind of salad you are, whilst in the same breath complaining about the difficulties of “adulting.”
It might be time for Millennials to put one of those two things aside. That’s at least what these Gen Zers seem to think about the situation. Of course, it has become such a part of the Millennial spirit that we doubt anything will change.
Who Is More Annoying Here?
Gen Z doesn’t understand what their kind of problems sound like to older ears, just like Millennials didn’t understand what they sounded like to Boomers. This trend will no doubt continue forever but for now, we’ll try and put things in perspective without sounding too old.
In all honesty, when looking back, older generations feel like their problems were so minor compared to their current problems. Of course, that could just be one of the benefits of hindsight, though.
All Alone and Totally Proud
This is a pretty fair point, but it’s also coming from someone who didn’t graduate from college during the Great Recession. Of course, they did graduate during a pandemic but that’s a totally different story.
They still haven’t had to experience the crushing despair of leaving school and not being able to move out due to poor finances. So yeah, once Millennials left the nest, there was a lot of pride in being able to accomplish some pretty basic things all by themselves.
We Are Actually Called Frenemies
It’s true that Millennials seem to think that they and Gen Zers are all in the same boat. After all, shouldn’t everyone just be united behind making fun of the Baby Boomers? According to Gen Z, that’s simply not the case.
They’re also annoyed at Millennials for all the reasons we’ve already mentioned. With that being said, they’re not about to lay down and play nice with the generation that can’t dance on TikTok and uses nouns in place of actual verbs.
Millennials Can’t Buy Anything
It’s true that Millennials grew up during a time that it was hard to make money. As a result, many of them are much poorer than the Baby Boomers were at the same age and are finding it very difficult to buy property, which is reportedly a great way to build wealth.
Rather than be weighed down by this crushing defeat, though, Gen Z would rather just point and laugh — especially if it’s at a Millennial’s own personal expense.
Such an Entitled Attitude
Once again, hitting Millennials where it hurts the most, right in the wallet. It’s pretty funny to laugh at Millennials for not being able to afford anything, especially if you’re a Gen Zer and you already know that you’re not getting anything either at that age.
But, this tweet hits twice in the sense that it makes fun of Millennials both for not having any capital to purchase a property but also for walking around with an entitled attitude that — let’s be real — no one likes.
Romance Is Definitely Dead
It seems like, according to many Gen Zers, Millennials just went ahead and killed romance with the terrible way that they communicate with each other. It’s true that Millennials are quite lazy when it comes to texting, which is odd since texting was made for those that can’t be bothered to even talk on the phone.
So, what’s going to come next? Will we eventually get tired of just messaging our thoughts directly to one another in the near future?
This Millennial Is Living Large
Alright, Gen Zers, we get it. You enjoy poking fun at Millennials where it stings the most — their bank account. It’s true that with so many Millennials drowning in debt, one of the only ways they might be able to climb out of this mess is by being able to sue someone due to being the victim of a horrible accident.
While that’s not a financial plan that we’d recommend, it’s pretty funny that Gen Zers recognized this particular problem.
A Very Novel Solution
This is an idea that we hadn’t heard before, and honestly, we wish that there was a Millennial out there who had taken this advice by going back in time when home-ownership was just another right of passage.
The fact of the matter is, though, that this scenario is pretty unlikely because, let’s face it, Millennials just love their brunch too much. Sorry, world. Hopefully, Gen Z won’t get distracted by the same novelties.
Can’t Say No to Avocado
It’s a well-known fact that Millennials and avocados go together like macaroni and cheese — this generation just can’t get enough of them!
Apparently, though, Gen Zers think that Millennials spending a few bucks on avocados means that they’re now going to be renting for the rest of their lives. Even if that’s true, would a Millennial consider the trade-off to be worth it? We’re guessing that the answer is yes, especially if it wasn’t avocado season.
Gotta Get Them Carbs
Judging from her lack of enthusiasm, this Gen Zer has had just about enough of hearing Millennials always talk about just how much they loved pizza and pasta.
That being said, she still couldn’t help but comment that both of those items were absolutely delicious, meaning that Millennials are at least a little justified in talking about them. But still, if that’s the only thing that they can mention, then we recommend that Millennials find a new topic to discuss amongst themselves.
From TikTok to Instagram
Gen Z clearly has a big issue with Millennials not being totally on board with TikTok, and we can actually understand why. Everyone is clearly obsessed with this new app, so why would Millennials feel the need to post these videos on Instagram when there’s a pretty good chance people have already seen them?
Does this mean Millennials are refusing to let Instagram go? Perhaps they’re just aging as this is pretty much the equivalent to older people sharing silly videos on Facebook. In any event, Millenials should probably be wary of falling into this pattern…
Getting Ready for Quarantine
This Gen Zer doesn’t understand why Millennials — when preparing for quarantine — have one thing in mind when it comes to stocking up.
It’s a fair point to note that according to statistics, Gen Zers are actually drinking a lot less than Millennials did at their own age, suggesting that partying doesn’t have that same status that it did for Millennials. That being said, maybe it’s time for Millennials to find a new hobby during quarantine.
Millennials Feeling Their Age
Eliza brings up a valid point in mentioning how Millennials always complain about their age, even though most of them are barely past 30.
It’s probably because Millennials are starting to notice that they’re now doing some of the things that their parents did, or maybe it’s that their bodies are actually starting to fall apart. We’re not sure, but it’s funny how a Gen Zer is complaining about the fact that Millennials love to complain. Does anyone else see the irony?
TikTok? Never Heard of It
It’s not wrong to say that Millennials like to show off how “mature” they are by pretending not to understand what TikTok is while out in public, or surrounded by other Gen Zers.
But, once those same Millennials are safe inside of their own rented apartments, they’re likely throwing on whatever TikTok song they happen to find and are dancing around the house like they’re 16 again. It’s not that Millennials don’t know — they’re just making room for Gen Zers.
Millennials Love the Movie Drama
There’s a wide belief among Gen Zers that the future is a hopeless mess. After all, while Millennials feel like they were sold the American dream only to watch it come crashing down around them, Gen Zers feel like they never were even given the slightest hope that things would be better when they got older.
So, it’s no wonder they feel so detached from everything while Millennials are feeling like their lives will have a happy movie ending.
It’s a Very Serious Thing
The same people who comment that the reason Gen Zers are the way they also point out that their nihilism has leaked into their humor. Gen Zers have a sort of detached, ironic sense of humor, and don’t seem to like how cheerful and enthusiastic Millennials tend to be.
So, it makes sense as to why Gen Z is tired of Millennials using emojis in a way that’s actually trying to convey real emotion, and not just making fun of something.
Millennials Are Future Film Makers
With so much brunch under their belt, it’s a wonder that Millennials even bother trying to spend any time in the kitchen at all. So when they do, is it really much of a surprise that they’re pulling out their phones and filming themselves making a mess in there?
It’s true, though, that Millennials will often post photos of themselves cooking, even if what they’re making was as simple as boiling water.
Keeping the Conversation Fun
As we’ve mentioned before, Gen Z as a whole isn’t the biggest fan of using GIFs, and they definitely don’t understand the fascination that Millennials have with them. We want to make it clear that we are firmly on the pro GIF side of the debate, finding them both hilarious and a great way to convey messages.
But apparently, for Gen Zers, they’re not much more than an annoyance that needs to stop. Sorry, Gen Zers — but we don’t see this particular Millennial habit going away anytime soon.
Who Lives in a Pineapple?
There’s no doubt that Millennials feel a strange connection to the show, Spongebob Squarepants. Millennials are even known to make fun of each other for streaming that show on Netflix even when they’re well past the age of watching children’s cartoons.
For Millennials, though, it’s all about that nostalgia. They can’t help the fact that they enjoy watching a few episodes of their favorite childhood cartoon. Maybe one day Gen Z will be doing the same thing with their shows.
It’s the Magical Kingdom
For Gen Z, Disney just doesn’t have the magic that it did back when Millennials were growing up. Perhaps this is because Disney has lost its appearance as a fun family franchise and is instead a gigantic conglomerate that wants to dominate the media world.
Call us crazy but it seems that Gen Zers don’t look at Disney with the same rose-colored glasses that Millennials do. Honestly, we can’t exactly say that we blame them.
Doesn’t Like the Swear Words
It’s true that self-help in the Millennial world might have gone a bit too far. Still, these Gen Zers don’t realize just how cringy the old self-help books for Boomers used to be.
Of course, we can understand why Gen Zers would be cringing after reading a title as ridiculous as the one that was just mentioned. It looks like Millennials in this case have become the thing that they once feared — their parents.
Putting the Solution First
It’s funny, that in spite of the detached irony Gen Zers feel towards many issues, they’re still not afraid to point out when Millennials themselves are too removed from certain problems.
In this case, it’s Millennials labeling something a certain way without taking the time to dive into the issue and discover whatever the specific problem happens to be. It may be time for Millennials to listen to this one, or it may just be another complaining Gen Zer.
Millennials Getting Their Portrait Done
Millennials love taking a good selfie once, or twice, or as many times as they possibly can before their phone just completely runs out of battery. Whether it’s making food, brunching with friends, or sitting around watching a cartoon from their childhood, Millennials want to capture the moment on their phone and share it with the world.
Of course, Gen Zers aren’t so thrilled by the fact that Millennials usually photograph themselves in portrait mode, but that’s a different issue.
Millennials Are on a Journey
It’s true that sometimes Millennials can be a little overdramatic when it comes to talking about themselves and their personal lives.
While most Millennials aren’t so casual about throwing out the word “journey” when it comes to dealing with simple problems, some of them will use that term when it’s not necessarily needed. Still, it might be a good way to look at bigger problems, since some of the most major ones can take years to overcome.
Nothing but Harry Potter Love
Gen Zers didn’t grow up at a time when reading Harry Potter was cool. They didn’t get to experience the excitement of reading the first book at 11 years old, and wondering if your owl was going to deliver a letter to take you off to Hogwarts.
Okay, so maybe we’re just a little too obsessed with Harry Potter. But, you know what? We deserve to be transported off to a magical land after finishing with a hard day’s work.
Always a ‘90s Kid
Just in case you weren’t aware at this point, Millennials and the ‘90s go hand-in-hand. So, no matter where they go in life, how high they rise or how low they fall, Millennials will always view themselves through the lens of a kid that grew up in the 90s.
Hopefully, there will be a generation soon who views their decade with such admiration, but until then Millennials are going to celebrate alone.