It’s not the first generation war and it won’t be the last, but the battle between Gen Z and the millennials is pretty freaking funny. Don’t take it personally, just enjoy the ride.
A war has been raging on social media, and the stakes are higher than the waistbands of our favourite jeans. Millennials have attracted the distaste of Gen Z, who made their feelings about the generation more than clear on TikTok last summer, slamming our style, hobbies and general personalities. In a nutshell, the ’90s kids are Harry Potter-loving quasi-adults who wear skinny jeans, part their hair on the side, pride themselves in their adulting and can’t function without their coffee and wine. Oh, and they suck at social media and use the laugh emoji, which is brutally uncool apparently. Sound familiar?
@.theresa.jonesIm keeping it all 😂#guessimoldnow #middlepart #sidepart #skinnyjeans #genz #millennial #momsover30 #momlife #1981 #grandma #momsoftiktok #fyp♬ brandy running and crying – brandy running and crying
Yes, we’re older. Yes, we’re out of touch with what teens are into these days. But that’s just the way of the world, right? Remember when millennials were young and “cool,” rocking zigzag parts and Modrobes while sending emoticons to friend on ICQ (this sound still haunts me)?
Here I thought we were all cool and making fun of the Boomers, next thing I know, there’s a war on the side part, my go-to emoji, and skinny jeans…
— Erich Amerine (@EAmerine93) February 15, 2021
Some millennials are taking the jabs personally, but they’re pretty freaking hilarious. Plus it takes some of the heat off the boomers who, let’s be honest, have been the butt of the joke for way too long (how did Gen X go completely unnoticed?). Here are the 21 funniest posts we’ve seen from both sides of the battlefield…
Gen Z just doesn’t realize yet that what start out as regular jeans in your 20s often become skinny jeans in your 30s entirely on their own
— Jill Twiss (@jilltwiss) February 15, 2021
Reading a lot about how Gen Z hates Millennials for our dumb side parts, as if middle parts were not a key part of our Proud Millennial Heritage pic.twitter.com/bG0AfjtdJT
— Gabrielle Moss (@Gaby_Moss) February 10, 2021
why do millennials think they’re special everyone knows what a vhs tape is buddy sit down
— briii (@driwithab) May 12, 2020
@verossiiDo you guys agree we should be cancelling this one 🤣 instead ? #emoji #laughingemoji #genz #millennial♬ original sound – Veronica Rossi
why do millennials insist on dming posts from private meme pages & drinking la croix?
— mïa (@Mia_Chia) May 4, 2020
I have zero recollection of millennials ever telling gen X what to wear. Like, I don’t know the first thing about gen x. Why is gen z so obsessed with millennials pic.twitter.com/SIbarg1sBg
— Jackie Hampton (@jackiemhampton) February 15, 2021
why do millennials treat their twitter bios like this is LinkedIn
— catherine🍝 (@CatherineQuinnK) June 16, 2020
HELPPPP WHY ARE MILLENNIALS LIKE THISSHSHSJWN pic.twitter.com/XechkYz6DR
— cynthia (@lovejhsk) June 18, 2020
millennials finding out gen z thinks the 😂 emoji is cringe pic.twitter.com/tdosGtxWBH
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 15, 2021
millennials love to keep referencing SpongeBob like bro you’re 30 go watch west wing
— Kirby Callan (@KirbyCallan) June 14, 2020
millennials love disney way too much. these bitches 28 with matching tshirts and kids on a leash
— jenni (@jenni_wilkening) June 16, 2020
Millennials love portrait mode
— 📧♏️Ⓜ️🅰️ (@emmadrewberson) June 17, 2020
@taylorrainsmusic#stitch with @mollietrainor y’all ate tide pods. I’ll part my hair on the side and wear skinny jeans. Enjoy the 90s fashion rn. 😂 youre welcome.♬ original sound – Taylor Rains
why are millennials so obsessed with pasta and pizza like sure they slap but you’re allowed to have other personality traits
— ig: TuezdayH (@TuezdayLeone) April 16, 2020
Gen Z out here acting like they invented the middle part 🙄 please pic.twitter.com/k8tYSy16mW
— Riss (@marsbar________) February 14, 2021
Millennials love reposting TikToks on Instagram.
— Sam Hoffman (@SamHoffman523) February 15, 2020
gen z is days away from discovering zig zag middle parts
— shark (@allypishock) February 14, 2021
why do millennials only post tiktoks of them dancing to music from 2003 and holding their 6th glass of wine 😐
— zoie♥ (@ohzoiix) June 15, 2020
oh dear god please don’t let low rise jeans come back! PLEASE GEN Z DONT DO IT! they looked bad when we wore them in the early 2000s and they look bad now. I’ll give you my side part and my skinny jeans. JUST DONT TAKE MY HIGH WAISTED JEANS PLEEEEASE!
— Colleen Ballinger🎗 (@ColleenB123) February 15, 2021
every time i hear about something gen z judges us on, i resent it for roughly half a second before remembering that for years we thought calf-length leggings worn under a distressed denim mini was the pinnacle of cool
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) February 11, 2021