Millennials get the blame for almost everything not attributed to Boomers, so it's not surprising that the spread of this pandemic has been in one way or another blamed on Millennials or Gen Y.
But millennials, for a change, aren't going to sit around and take the blame.
Millennials are synonymous with young people in the brains of several older generations—but they aren't as young as folks think they are.
You may have seen a video showing a lot of young whippersnappers partying in Miami over spring break, including a young man who said no pandemic or CDC advisory would interrupt his partying.
The 19 year-old later apologized.
Listen up folks—that's not a Millennial. Millennials are either in their 30s or rapidly approaching 30. 19 is Gen Z.
They are not the spring chickens that Boomers and the media make them out to be.
“One of the things that terrifies me now is, as this is spread in the west is, there’s this sense of invulnerabilit… https://t.co/GY9EcJPMwE— TIME (@TIME)1584716601.0
The youngest—approaching 30—left spring break party days behind quite some time ago.
Millennials are pushing back against the mischaracterization.
@TIME Dude, we are at home. Working while trying to school our young children and figure out how to keep our parent… https://t.co/uKcxM04GEj— Melissa Baker (@Melissa Baker)1584833037.0
@RepPeteKing Pretty sure the millennials I know haven’t had a Spring Break in a few years, soooooooo, not really su… https://t.co/io8qVpd4Sk— Samantha Johnson (@Samantha Johnson)1585086636.0
@RepPeteKing https://t.co/0jA6Gao1eq— Paul P (@Paul P)1584484590.0
@TIME Hi. I'm a 37-year-old millennial. I have a school-age daughter to take care of while schools are shut down. I… https://t.co/crCvYkbOZ8— The Singing Owl (@The Singing Owl)1584819755.0
@RepPeteKing Hey, I am a millenial. I am 28, married and working from home. What is spring and what is break?— Daniëlle BK (@Daniëlle BK)1585072482.0
Moreover, most of are pleading with Boomer parents to please take these restrictions seriously.
I resent that all the stories covering the idiot spring breakers are calling them "millenials" They're gen z'ers.… https://t.co/ocsUBxyVaj— Pats A' Tweetin (@Pats A' Tweetin)1584629448.0
Millennials. Aren't. Going. On. Spring. Break. We. Are. Too. Old. That. Is. Gen. Z.— Kathryn Watson (@Kathryn Watson)1584996892.0
@kathrynw5 Millennials are yelling at their Boomer parents and Gen Z relatives to stay inside.— Jay Waters (@Jay Waters)1584996979.0
@kathrynw5 I AM 37 AND TIRED— Natalie Lodicobond (@Natalie Lodicobond)1584996971.0
I keep seeing people blaming millennials. The thing is...I’m pretty sure most of us are staying home (if we are abl… https://t.co/W0o0zVIhnU— Linz DeFranco (@Linz DeFranco)1585158484.0
And in case you still don't believe, there is a trending hashtag so that lets people see what Millennials are doing while they stay at home.
#MillennialCheckIn! This millennial is making pancakes with eggs & milk I had my mum bring me. I developed a cough… https://t.co/pnfrZ521BH— Nami🐰 💗💜💙 (@Nami🐰 💗💜💙)1585158978.0
@LinzDeFranco #MillennialCheckIn have to work today cause we’re “essential”. Doing all I can to flatten the curve b… https://t.co/wcDRPiCRJo— Miguel A. Ortiz (@Miguel A. Ortiz)1585158714.0
#millennialcheckin - At home, communicating with my therapy clients, and doing my part to flatten the curve. https://t.co/J1gHcNbVrZ— Brittany ☕️ (@Brittany ☕️)1585159029.0
Here’s me doing my part and loosing sanity on my couch. #MillennialCheckIn https://t.co/MijuTQRpEY— permanentlyexhaustedpigeon (@permanentlyexhaustedpigeon)1585159830.0
Day 12 of staying home. I’ve got a toddler who’s throwing fits because she wants to go to the playground or storyti… https://t.co/qk8hz9tdCs— WatersWife (@WatersWife)1585159412.0
For future reference, the consensus is:
- Silent Generation - born before 1944 or 1945
- Baby Boomers - born 1945 or 1946 to 1964
- Generation X - born 1965 to 1980
- Millennials - born 1981 to 1996
- Generation Z - born 1997 to present
Remember, it's the young'uns from Gen Z you want.