Star Trek actor William Shatner walked into a generation row last night while focusing on the slogan & # 39; OK Boomer & # 39; and argued with a Twitter user who had blamed older people for millennial & # 39; hardships & # 39 ;.
The jibe & # 39; OK Boomer & # 39; has become popular among millennials and the younger Generation Z, who use it to show annoyance among the elderly and their opinions.
A Twitter user focused on Shatner yesterday, but the Hollywood veteran, born in 1931, fired back: & # 39; Sweetheart, that's a compliment to me. & # 39;
Warming up his theme, Shatner said he & # 39; would wear that badge with honor & # 39; and started a heated row with a millennial user and eventually called her & # 39; divaesque & # 39 ;.
Heated Row: Star Trek actor William Shatner, in Cannes last month, Frances, entered a generation row on Twitter yesterday
Shatner, 88, is not a baby boomer – the generation born in the aftermath of World War II – but the expression has been used mockingly against the elderly in general.
His Twitter line broke loose on Wednesday after he had sent a mocking tweet to another user in a separate conversation.
One user, named Billie E, responded with the kickback: & # 39; OK Boomer & # 39 ;.
Her has fewer than 200 followers and the tweet earned only eight likes, but Shatner quickly grabbed the jibe.
& # 39; Sweetheart, that's a compliment to me, & # 39; he wrote, and caused a largely supportive response from his followers.
Billie E defended herself and said she didn't really like pejoratives, but what is the term for people if they can't interpret a joke? & # 39 ;.
Shatner could not resist and replied: & # 39; Millennials? & # 39 ;.
The actor went on with his point when another user invaded to say that they were tired of & # 39; this nonsense from Boomer & # 39 ;.
Wading in: Shatner, 88, said he felt complimented when the slogan & # 39; OK Boomer & # 39; was used against him, and then took a jibe to millennials
& # 39; I feel it is one of those childish insults in fandom that seem to affect the delicate species to the point where they melt and pass over the rest of our head as something ridiculous, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; If the person posting it thinks he is digging; they are the fools. & # 39;
Another user, Courtney DeCamp, defended the term by saying that it was not applied to all older people, but only to & # 39; ignorant & # 39 ;.
Shatner waded in again and asked: & What exactly are we ignorant about Courtney?
& # 39; We don't understand struggles? War? Depressions (not economically personal)? Inflation? Two-digit prime interest rates? & # 39 ;.
DeCamp replied that millennials & # 39; hardships (that) are not their fault & # 39; inherited and which many elderly people did not understand.
But Shatner didn't like it and asked: & # 39; Is that all your generation does, pointing fingers and blaming others for their pity? & # 39;
Anger: The Hollywood veteran said the youthful jibe of & # 39; OK Boomer & # 39; a & # 39; childish insult & # 39; used to be
In a lengthy exchange, some of which can be seen above, Shatner argued with a Twitter user named Courtney DeCamp and eventually called her & # 39; divaesque & # 39;
& # 39; You will not receive a participation trophy for life; you take what you get and play your best hand. It has always been that way, & he said.
Some users encountered Shatner & # 39; s defense by DeCamp & # 39; legitimately & # 39; to call into question its claim of millennial hardships.
The line went a few more tweets, because DeCamp denied that she had specifically focused on Shatner, but the actor took on her grammar by pointing out that she had used a multiple term.
DeCamp further asked Shatner & # 39; why are you so insulted by a sentence that is impossible to touch & # 39; because of his age.
& # 39; I said I would wear that badge with honor, & # 39; Shatner answered last night – a few hours after the queue broke out for the first time.
& # 39; Not like you; the generational designation does not define me, nor am I worried about getting a label because it makes no difference to me.
& # 39; You seemed to be obsessed; blame others. Some millennials are pushing 40. You are not children. & # 39;
In a final response, he said: & # 39; Her bio says she is an actress. No production wants someone who blames everyone on their situation. That's Divaesque.
Viral moment: New Zealand politician Chlöe Swarbrick (photo), 25, used the expression & # 39; OK Boomer & # 39; in the parliament of the country
& # 39; She was entitled to her opinion, but she does not favor herself by pretending to clean up with millennials while pretending she is none. & # 39;
DeCamp had disputed that she was a millennium, although Shatner said she had finished high school in 2003 and did not contest the claim.
Millennials are defined by the US Census Bureau as people born between 1982 and 2000, although there are other definitions. Generation Z is the next cohort.
Before millennials there was Generation X, then the Baby Boomers, then the so-called Silent Generation that grew up during the Second World War.
The term & # 39; OK Boomer & # 39; has gained more control over apps such as TikTok that have a predominantly young user base.
It has recently attracted more attention and yesterday a New Zealand politician used it during a speech in the country's parliament.
Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick used the sentence to silence another MP who had interrupted her speech on climate change.
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