Disney heiress Abigail Disney tore into fellow Baby Boomers who are sensitive to the phrase "OK, Boomer" with a series of tweets.
The filmmaker and philanthropist is the daughter of Roy E. Disney and granddaughter of Roy O. Disney—the late co-founder of the Walt Disney Company and older brother of Walt Disney who jointly launched the enterprise in 1923.
"Okay, Boomer" became a viral phrase that first appeared on the TikTok app and was shared among Millennials and Generation Z who used the meme to mock Baby Boomers, who are born between 1946 and 1964.
The phrase peaked when 25-year-old lawmaker Chlöe Swarbrick from New Zealand used it to the shut down an older member of Parliament who was heckling her while she spoke in support of a climate crisis bill.
Disney accused her generation of being easily "triggered" in response to the generational warfare in which the younger people tell their elders "whatever" and move on.
Disney went on a Twitter thread beginning with this special message addressing fellow "Boomers."
"What the hell is wrong with you/us boomers?? When did you get so easily triggered? Face up to the fact that the world is changing fast but you are not. You are old. You are not irrelevant yet. But you are less relevant every day."
1/ Can I just say this about "OK Boomer"? What the hell is wrong with you/us boomers?? When did you get so easily… https://t.co/BNCjRAAqNG— Abigail Disney (@Abigail Disney)1573425687.0
Given Disney's social activism, her online screed is hardly surprising.
She is a proponent of a federal wealth tax to help bridge wealth inequality and denounced the huge income gap apparent within the Disney company.
She believes that CEOs are "paid way too much," and she criticized Disney CEO Bob Iger, whose 2018 salary compensation of $66 million exposed the disparity between executives and employees within the Walt Disney Company.
Iger's paycheck in 2018 was 1,000 times more than those of median Disney employee.
Disney continued with her Twitter rant:
2/ And the more often you object to Millenials' understandable resentment toward a generation that has selfishly po… https://t.co/fTj0bIm6Ut— Abigail Disney (@Abigail Disney)1573425691.0
3/ Sexual, racial and economic injustice, the more you prove their point that you just don't understand anything of… https://t.co/J2XodiNmxJ— Abigail Disney (@Abigail Disney)1573425692.0
4/ Oh, and does anyone remember not trusting anyone over 30??? Good lord I bet half of the nudniks complaining abou… https://t.co/33mqWGyz0l— Abigail Disney (@Abigail Disney)1573425693.0
5/ It's not like you've done such a great job with the time you have had. Get over the idea that all things pass,… https://t.co/bOvqPEScSS— Abigail Disney (@Abigail Disney)1573425694.0
Gen Z and Baby Boomers alike weighed in with their observations on the generational divide.
@abigaildisney Us young millennials and Gen Z folk are simply “sticking it to the man” like every other generation.… https://t.co/CkLW6IwIdd— Nick @ Night (@Nick @ Night)1573426113.0
@abigaildisney I’m a boomer. I think OK, boomer is hilarious. Just the right amount of irreverence. We dropped the… https://t.co/9QGaGgXAvf— Rcman (@Rcman)1573429281.0
@abigaildisney @fakedansavage Can I just say this about 'Gen-Wars': been there, done that. Every generation has it… https://t.co/F6pvTwUEi9— 🔺Dktr Süs (@🔺Dktr Süs)1573426861.0
@abigaildisney @fakedansavage And every generation has earnest warriors fighting the tide. The wise pass on knowled… https://t.co/8eGsU19a2a— 🔺Dktr Süs (@🔺Dktr Süs)1573426870.0
@abigaildisney This is some externally fueled divide in social media. I’m not triggered but it’s as stupid as “Don’… https://t.co/jHSGHIULCv— Sigmundine (@Sigmundine)1573426069.0
Not everyone took offense to the touchy term.
@abigaildisney I refuse to accept ”Ok Boomer“ for myself because I am so excited by these young people. I support t… https://t.co/rljKWN45D0— Angela Miller (@Angela Miller)1573427709.0
@JayEllGii @abigaildisney Hi Abigail, i am a boomer and couldn't agree with you more. They need to take the whee… https://t.co/Hi0yBijj50— green_adder (@green_adder)1573449882.0
While the Boomers who contributed to something other than lip service refused to be taken down by association.
@abigaildisney “Boomers” also ended an unjust war; forced out the President trying to prolong that war; demonstrate… https://t.co/1EWvdgCZjz— stanman (@stanman)1573427730.0
@abigaildisney I am old and a boomer and I agree with a lot of what you are saying 🤗 - please remember, not all boo… https://t.co/aUx7EKX3TF— Michelle (@Michelle)1573427375.0
The Boomers passed the torch and are hoping for the best.
@abigaildisney I’m a boomer. I’ve moved over to let the younger generations take control. I still participate but I… https://t.co/V8Op5Ghkwa— SgtSue (@SgtSue)1573430181.0
@abigaildisney It is the great disappointment of my life that my generation thought we could change the world for t… https://t.co/NdTgmvqiue— WorldofWardcraft (@WorldofWardcraft)1573433300.0
@abigaildisney So well said. As a Boomer I understand that I have to work to part of a rapidly changing world. T… https://t.co/BOyVfF71XK— KATE COLE (@KATE COLE)1573429066.0
Disney was "livid" upon seeing worker conditions after a July visit to Disneyland park in Anaheim, CA, and implored Iger to fix the glaring wage gap between himself and the average worker at his company.
In a Yahoo interview, Disney explained that Iger is not that different from the average worker:
"Bob needs to understand that he is an employee just the same as the people scrubbing gum off the sidewalk are employees, and they're entitled to the same dignity and human rights that he is."
@abigaildisney Thank you for this post. You are the only real Disney princess.— DemocracyBook (@DemocracyBook)1573434981.0
She recalled the enormous pressures faced by the park's employees, who are known as "cast members," to keep up with appearances by forcing a friendly smile all day.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage.'"
Though she is private about her inheritance money, Disney has donated over $70 million since she turned 21, according to CNN.