The media loves to complain about Millennials. There’s a new article out daily about them ruining some industry or another, calling them whiny or entitled, etc. Recently, CBS was so focused on Millennials and calling them out for things that the news station forgot about Gen X entirely. Gen X responded with a resounding “meh.”
So on-brand, you guys.
First, let’s take a look at the graphic that started this all. CBS listed generations by their name, birth years, and the ages its members would be right now. They covered people as old as 90 and as young as newborns, but apparently forgot that people aged 38 – 53 actually exist. That seems strange since we can guarantee a significant number of people working for CBS actually fall within that age range. We aren’t sure if it was a purposeful move or a legitimate oversight, but Generation X was somehow absent from the list of generations.
Shout out to the Millennials, who were repeatedly mentioned — of course.
People picked up immediately that something was missing — and nobody was particularly shocked at who had been forgotten.
*angrily takes flannel out of closet and buys Nevermind on iTunes in response*
— Sean Nunan (@NunanCBA) January 20, 2019
The responses to this tweet are classic Gen X too. Just sardonic humor about being forgotten again. pic.twitter.com/UoaBIFaDKg
— Jason (@NevAriJason) January 20, 2019
Gen X was apparently out of the building during roll call, probably too busy taking care of an elderly parent while sending an Uber to an unemployed millennial child and arguing with a post-millenial about why the WiFi is so slow. #GenX https://t.co/qTvPCQZPg2
— Angel, MS, CRNP (@UrbnHealthNP) January 20, 2019
— Bob Caslake (@bobcaslake) January 20, 2019
I’m just a GenXer, standing in front of history, asking it to acknowledge me. https://t.co/qYexFrdrOm
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 20, 2019
The struggle is real for Generation Xplain Digital to the Analog and Analog to the Digital.
— The Bob The (@thebobthe) January 20, 2019
— Spoiler Alert (@TheSpoilerAlert) January 20, 2019
’80s movie references were perfect for the moment.
Don’t you forget about me!
— jamie bee 🌈 (@jamieboylan) January 20, 2019
So, GenXers out there — don’t despair. CBS may not remember that you exist, but Guacamoley does.