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Millennials offended at being portrayed as easily offended

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TyWebb, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

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  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Headline brands tens of millions of people based on a question supposedly asked by one person in a focus group? Gee, why would anyone take exception to that?

    A millennial member of a focus group has angrily objected to the contents of a television programme because it portrayed millennials as coddled, easily offended and thin-skinned.

    The whole "millennials" thing is kind of worn. I don't know exactly what the cutoff age is, but I sure as shit know enough whiny-ass 40-somethings to put the whole stereotype to bed.
  3. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    And an anonymous media member who may or may not be the same person. That shittily written piece was unclear.
    heyabbott likes this.
  4. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Admittedly, the headline was misleading and the article was lacking. I just enjoyed the symmetry of it all.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Cynical Boomer responds cynically.

    (Actually, I'm a Joneser.)
  6. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    British clickbait is the best clickbait.
  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    My question is and always will be:

    Who raised them? They didn't just become this way.
    Vombatus likes this.
  9. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    The internet.
    Vombatus, jr/shotglass and old_tony like this.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I was at a meeting a few days ago, and the head of the organization who was hosting the meeting was introducing a new staff member to those of us in attendance. I'm sure she's a very bright and capable young woman; I really know nothing about her.
    Anyway, he introduces her and then says 'I've been told not to make anymore jokes about millennials.'
    So I said, 'Studies show they lack a sense of humor.'
    The young woman in question seemed to think it was quite funny.
    old_tony likes this.
  11. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Told they're special snowflakes all their lives. Now that they're in the working world, accepting constructive criticism - intended to make them better - doesn't always fly well.
  12. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Surprisingly even to myself, I find that too easy an answer.

    There are 64-year-olds that describes. And there are 20-, 25-, 30-, 35-year-olds that certainly doesn't describe. LTL is right. The "millennial" tag is in its 15th minute of fame.
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