A rather tongue-in-cheek way to get the message across, but nonetheless, we got it. Singer-songwriter Katie Woodland, also known as @junebubgband from the Gold Coast of Queensland Australia shared an honest rendition of things millennials do on social media and her post went absolutely viral.
Apparently advised by Gen-Zers, she explained in her video that the generation born in the late 1990s to the early 2010s (the generation just blow millennials) need to stop doing certain things on social media. Apparently, they “scream that someone is a Millennial rather than Gen Z.” While it’s pretty blunt, it is rather funny and probably not a bad thing!
The list is quite amusing, listing things millennials do that Gen Zers have determined are now expired
From out-of-date emojis to Instagram story fonts, they didn’t hold back. It seems for example that the “laugh crying” emoji is now dead and gone and the younger generation prefers the use of the skull emoji. For clarification, unless you’re a millennial yourself, it’s “the skull face, not with the crossbones, just the skull.”
You may wonder, why a skull? It represents ‘dead,’ like dead from something being so funny,” the musician said. Don’t forget the Instagram story fonts. “Every font on Instagram is unacceptable except for the last one” she added. This refers to the fonts you can select when posting to your Instagram story.
Boomerangs are also out – they’re those videos that loop backward and forwards and are very “out of fashion.” Katie added, “Using Boomerangs used to be so cool. When I was 16 and 17, it was Boomerang central. But who knows, it might come full circle; they might come back into fashion.” A few other additions to this list would have to be landscape-oriented images in your story, visibly tagging others in your posts, and using specific filters.
In true TikTok style, the video reached over 1.1 million views
Millennials were quick to defend themselves in the comments, with one commenting: “Don’t understand why I wouldn’t want to be a Millennial. We’re the best.” Another TikToker added, “Grateful to be a Millennial and have no intention of changing any of my Millennial habits.” A very amused millennial had something else to say. “Think as a millennial, I no longer care what people think of me. It’s the whole point.”
Katie is a millennial herself and added a comment after her post went viral. “I had a few people reach out and say they found the video helpful. Others didn’t care for it so much. But I just make funny content to be relatable and helpful. It’s not serious. It was meant to be satire. It’s just a bit of fun.” So hey… Let us be “cheugy” if and when we want. We’ve been mocked by other generations for so long that this sort of thing just rolls off our backs at this stage.
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