If you’ve been on Twitter in the past month, you know that “OK boomer” is the new boilerplate reply to anyone criticizing new and exciting ideas like American socialism or the Green New Deal. One man went so far as to claim that “boomer” was the n-word of ageism.
Now an AARP executive is hitting back at the “OK boomer” crowd by acknowledging that boomers “actually have the money.” That’s gotta sting.
AARP executive claps back at viral "OK, Boomer" joke with a shot at millennials, says we "actually have the money" https://t.co/EDtQnG5sGA
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 12, 2019
In a recent interview about her organization’s media presence, a senior executive of AARP — the American Association of Retired Persons — took a jab at the viral “OK, boomer” meme by making fun of the relative destitution of younger Americans.
The executive, Myrna Blyth, made the comment during an interview with Axios
“OK, millennials,” Blyth reportedly said in the interview. “But we’re the people that actually have the money.”
Blyth’s not kidding; she says AARP generates $7.1 trillion in annual economic activity every year.
HELL YEAH https://t.co/gXK6dF2TRQ
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 12, 2019
— Josh Fields (@partiallypro) November 12, 2019
Wtf. I love the AARP now.
— Cox (@HOLYSMKES) November 12, 2019
— It’s my kids dog (@lacinkc) November 12, 2019
Boomers threatening to rewrite their wills. pic.twitter.com/jTldisJaMG
— Richard Lucido (@RichLucido) November 12, 2019
I'm still waiting for the boomers to figure out that "Ok, kid" while flashing fat stacks of cash is a thousand times more devastating to the millenial snowflakes than ok boomer could ever hope to be.
— Recalcitrant Epitaph (@AnonHominid) November 12, 2019
You can't have an economic boom without the boomers.
— .?.Badaisè (@DBadaise) November 12, 2019
— Cindy Powell (@TDChance1) November 12, 2019
It’s funny because it’s true. https://t.co/XSOAuf2tnY
— Camacho 2020 (@steinblah) November 12, 2019
— Stephen Mason (@Steveohmygoodne) November 12, 2019
A lot of butthurt millennials are saying that Blyth just proved their point; the boomers are hoarding all the money while millennials are having to, like, pay back their student loans.
can they all just DIE already??? https://t.co/7FfztXbPIa
— Anna Ou (@JuanitaTequila) November 12, 2019
Boomers are just asking for elder abuse.
— Indy Skywalker (@IndySkywalker) November 12, 2019
Ok boomer. pic.twitter.com/QxFJoZwxIj
— Shwing (@Shwing14) November 12, 2019
As a Boomer, I am disappointed that so many people are taking this quip so personally. I find this hysterical and not a put down at all. Lighten up folks!
— Lauren_AJ (@LaurenAJ18) November 12, 2019
Agreed. Meanwhile …
— Judgmental Cornpop ?? ?? ?? (@DocKilmer) November 12, 2019
Is he serious? https://t.co/B1vKn9i1VL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 7, 2019