During a recent segment on Fox News, the network called on Generation X (those born between 1965 and 1980) to "lead the charge to save America from the social media mob" and put an end to cancel culture.
Fox News correspondent Gillian Turner: "Cancel culture is spreading like wildfire. There is a call for Generation X… https://t.co/Zc3ge1bEdZ— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1615820190.0
People could practically hear the Gen Xers laughing through Twitter.
The Gen X discourse on here is so lame. We do not want to be talked about. I hate myself for even writing this tweet. Please leave us alone.— Miriam Elder (@Miriam Elder)1615853513.0
Throw me the health care, I’ll throw you the Mr. Potato Head. https://t.co/BQBId6N7Lt— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1615842224.0
Members of Gen X certainly didn't seem eager to take Fox up on their offer.
If there’s one thing Gen X loves, it’s being told who they are and what they should do— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson)1615838688.0
Hilarious notion that Gen X would assist the scolds that told us what to watch, read and listen to. Blow on the car… https://t.co/GZEEXJCUEb— Gerry Duggan (@Gerry Duggan)1615838063.0
You know who could REALLY go off about how bad at parenting Baby Boomers were? Gen X. Whole generation still traum… https://t.co/VSjExZb41C— Genie Lauren (@Genie Lauren)1615840967.0
Some Gen Xers even turned Fox's call to arms into a meme.
The gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally fill, all the vermin will drown. All the white supremaci… https://t.co/1bUEZnbPAb— Brianna Wu (@Brianna Wu)1615840915.0
Boomers: Gen X can save us! Gen X, please tell the kids to stop cancelling things, they're ruining YOUR childhoods… https://t.co/u38KzoVa1r— Angela, your Tampa Bae. ⚡ (@Angela, your Tampa Bae. ⚡)1615837032.0
Sorry but generation x grew up listening to our stepdads rail against political correctness while calling Sinead O’… https://t.co/YK571caFSN— Lauren Hough (@Lauren Hough)1615842639.0
It seems Generation X (age 41-56) is a bit too young to be watching Fox News.
Boomers asking Gen X to save them from cancellation https://t.co/JKtgEglGMr— Jimmy D (@Jimmy D)1615826685.0
Hi, Gen X'er here. I'm still a little pissed at what Tipper Gore did to my CD covers and how the religious right to… https://t.co/CXYSd7ysGh— Book Jockey (@Book Jockey)1615824649.0
GenX here. Never has a quote less understood the actual GenX vibe. We literally can't be bothered. https://t.co/Jd5YLSjI9W— Scott Johnson (@Scott Johnson)1615842371.0
It seems Generation X plans to stay on the sidelines of the supposed "cancel wars."
Hi, Boomers: During my latchkey teenage years, I listened to heavy metal, Madonna, and Sinead O'Connor. I played a… https://t.co/OAjby0vwgC— Mike Dunford (@Mike Dunford)1615836555.0
As a Gen Xer: lololol, no. I'm not going to save America from a fictional panic the right keeps peddling because th… https://t.co/gumapC3c5Z— Elizabeth Spiers (@Elizabeth Spiers)1615838078.0
Gosh, I'd sure like to, but my brain is still too poisoned by all that heavy metal music and D&D devilry in the 80s… https://t.co/z4pp3jFgsh— Wm. Brett Hill (@Wm. Brett Hill)1615840669.0
Fox News is going to have to find a new ally to try and "save America."
It looks like they're going to have a hard time finding a generation who's willing to excuse racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and any other bigotry they're trying to protect under the guise of whining about cancel culture.