While millennials may be known for a bad rap, one young woman is going viral for doing something about it.
Texan Alexis Boomer recorded a video acknowledging that older generations think that “our generation sucks,” and took it upon herself to evaluate why that is. Her video on Facebook has been watched almost 13 million times as of Sunday.
She realized that “we’re just existing, we’re not really contributing anything to society,” since millennials lack basic manners and don’t hold open doors, like the one Boomer had just seen failing to hold the door for a limping man. Cursing isn’t the only problematic language coming from millennials, but so is “using words like ‘bae’ to describe someone we love.”
Boomer continued to note:
And we idolize people like Kim Kardashian, and then we shame people like Tim Tebow. We’re lazy, we’re really entitled, and we want to make a lot of money and have free education but we’re not really willing to put in the work…
She also got further political as she discussed how “our idea of standing up for what you believe in” means turning to Facebook. Boomer had also criticized millennials for focusing on social media relationships too much and letting it reflects them as a person.
In addition to failing to respect elders, millennials also don’t respect our country. This is notably by stepping on the flag and mocking those who do serve in the military.
Boomer thinks that “our generation has a lot to do with” how “we’re more divided as a country than ever before.”
While millennials have opportunities, they don’t appreciate it, which they were raised better than, a point Boomer hopes to prove as she thinks on what the generation will be remembered by.
Boomer closes by apologizing to elders, also hoping that millennials “start contributing to the society we love and maybe make a difference in 2016, so we can make a difference in the future.”
In a subsequent comment, Boomer noted a disclaimer that not all millennials are bad and it was not meant to offend anyone.